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the best small town bar
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:09:45 PM »
So I came across a picture of the Harrington Haus today and it brought back hazy memories of midnight beer/wood runs and I got to thinking.  I've found some pretty incredible watering holes in the back woods of the northwest.  Some I remember, some I wish I didn't, and some I'm probably not welcome back in.  So lets hear about your favorites.  Post as many as you like, include a story and a pic if you got one.  I'll start:

Last summer on a 3 day float trip on the Clark Fork a buddy and I discovered Ken's Montana bar in Superior Montana.  All you can drink draft beer for $7 on Thursdays.  Hamm's and Schmidtty's on tap and all you can drink quite literally means all you can drink.  Shots of Jager for $2.75 and you can still smoke in the bars over there.  Merle on the jukebox, deep fried chicken gizzards, a schmitty and a winston. . .it doesn't get any better than this.

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 05:12:40 PM »
Malott Tavern in Okanogan.  Best $10 steak/cold beer I ever had.  Hands down.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 05:14:47 PM »
No photo's but I worked at and watered at the OLD #3 in Ronald it was a fun place.

Another old stomping ground was the Guardsman in Ballard it was owned by a retired cop and his wife, was a great place to play darts, oh and on a quiet afternoon I could sneak my infant in and grab a mighty good chef's salad for lunch  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 05:24:14 PM »
I used to like the Hitchin' Post in Republic before they shut down.  I've actually ridden a horse up to and tied it off out front.  Another is the Big Bottom in Randle.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 05:27:00 PM »
Used to spend time in the Wagon Wheel in Malott
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 05:28:58 PM »
The worst one is the Oasis Tavern in Skomakawa :twocents:
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 05:30:58 PM »
one of my favorites was the tamarack in Conconully.

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 05:32:40 PM »
Lyman Tavern "The Horniest Tavern In the Northwest", has hundreds of deer racks.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 05:40:12 PM »
Here's another.  The old "Y" tavern in Prichard, Idaho, and yes that does say "all you can eat cheese fondue".  Sadly it sold a few years back and became The Golden Beaver.  The Prichard Tavern is the place to go in town for dinner and dancing these days but I hear Gloria's may be making a comeback.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 05:44:12 PM »
Man, I am printing this thread and taking it with me when I travel from now on... :o
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 05:49:29 PM »
Lyman Tavern "The Horniest Tavern In the Northwest", has hundreds of deer racks.

any camel toes?
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 05:59:44 PM »
Lyman Tavern "The Horniest Tavern In the Northwest", has hundreds of deer racks.

any camel toes?

Nah I hear they only have Moose Knuckles.....   :chuckle:

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2009, 06:00:27 PM »
Lyman Tavern "The Horniest Tavern In the Northwest", has hundreds of deer racks.

any camel toes?

Nah I hear they only have Moose Knuckles.....   :chuckle:

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2009, 06:21:23 PM »
Lyman Tavern "The Horniest Tavern In the Northwest", has hundreds of deer racks.

any camel toes?
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2009, 06:24:35 PM »
 Curly's II in Kittitas at the bottom of Cooke Canyon.  Great Owners, great sandwiches, and pictures and mounts of all kinds of dead stuff.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2009, 06:34:22 PM »
I quit drinkin' about 8 years ago but am always lookin' for a good burger. I'll tell ya, these small diners and saloons in the sticks are some of the best!

For those of you that chase Whitetail around the Deary ID/Boville ID area, the little cafe/eatery in Helmer has some of the best burgers out there! Just MHO.

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 06:45:57 PM »
Last summer on a 3 day float trip on the Clark Fork a buddy and I discovered Ken's Montana bar in Superior Montana.  All you can drink draft beer for $7 on Thursdays.  Hamm's and Schmidtty's on tap and all you can drink quite literally means all you can drink.  Shots of Jager for $2.75 and you can still smoke in the bars over there.  Merle on the jukebox, deep fried chicken gizzards, a schmitty and a winston. . .it doesn't get any better than this.


I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I have a long list of favorites. Walt got one right though, that's for sure. After seven days in the Clearwater, walking into the Montana Bar is like being in a dream that's too good to be true:



In my current neck of the woods a few others come to mind:

Frosty's (Napavine)
Brooklyn Tavern
The Junction Bar and Grill (or the Junkhole as some of us like to call it)
And many more...

As for my old neck of the woods, I spent a lot of interesting evenings at the Wagon Wheel in Potlatch, Idaho.


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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 06:46:38 PM »
When I a young butt head I liked to party at Huppy's Roadhouse in Wasilla  :chuckle: and The Bush Company in Anchorage   :drool:

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009, 06:48:37 PM »
Bobby Lee's in Everson was my stompin ground when I lived in Whatcom county.  But now that we are back Snohomish county we like the Roadhouse in stanwood on Lakewood road  GREAT FOOD, two good no *censored* bartenders and we went there with family and they said it hasn't changed in 20 years.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 06:49:42 PM »
Have you ever been to the Bush Company?  The last time I was there the chicks looked like they were just drug out of the woods from setting chokers.
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2009, 06:50:34 PM »
I used to go the roadhouse all the time when i lived out in lake goodwin.  Havent been there in a few years now.  

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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 06:52:31 PM »
Have you ever been to the Bush Company?  The last time I was there the chicks looked like they were just drug out of the woods from setting chokers.

Got thrown out in handcuffs.  :yike:




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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 06:53:44 PM »
Its good in my opinion its never very busy though which is nice most of the time to go in and just sit and drink and eat without a bunch of rowdy city kids
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 06:55:15 PM »
Merle on the jukebox, deep fried chicken gizzards, a schmitty and a winston. . .it doesn't get any better than this.

Merle on the jukebox, deep fried chicken gizzards, a coors, and some cope. . . Now it doesn't get any better than this. :twocents: :chuckle:
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Re: the best small town bar
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2009, 07:20:29 PM »
One of my fav's was the "Shilo" in Troy, OR back when a couple of Lesbians were running the place. It never closed. And when they ran out of booze you could bring in your own and they would charge you for it. LOL. AAHHH the good ole days.

Another good one is any "Stockmans". There is usually one in every cowboy town.
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