Everyone has their comfy, go-to bar, but if you’re looking to spice up your Saturday night crawl, check out one of these unique themed lounges around the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re into horror, vinyl records or 90s crime dramas, there is sure to be the right bar to suit your fancy.
Revolver Bar | Seattle
For the music lovers and record collectors, check out the Emerald City’s vinyl-themed bar, Revolver Bar. The concept was born when the now-owners inherited an extensive collection of records, and what’s a better pairing than music and a little booze? Only vinyls spin at this bar, but the turntable sees everything from the classics to the newest hits. Order a house cocktail and sit back and listen to sweet tunes in this cozy bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Hale Pele | Portland
Hale Pele is the perfect piece of bar paradise, so get out of the Northwest rain — or summer smoke — and into the warm glow of this bar. This tiki bar has all the exotic cocktails you dream of sipping on while lounging on the beach. They offer over 50 cocktails to choose from but start with a Volcano Bowl, topped with fresh fruit, tropical flowers and flames. And of course, Hawaiian small plates are in order to fill all those late night drunchies — poke, pulled pork and pineapple upside down cake.
The Lovecraft Bar | Portland
Get your Halloween started early and check out Portland’s most famous horror-themed bar. This night club isn’t just for drinking, the calendar for events includes music acts, DJs and themed dance parties. Channel your inner Tim Burton and put on your dancing shoes to head in to Lovecraft, which has been voted into the top 10 themed bars in the nation by a variety of online publications and is often compared to the famous Cantina on Tatooine from “Star Wars.”
The Black Lodge | Vancouver, BC
No, this is not The Black Lodge from TV hit Twin Peaks, but a lounge in British Columbia named after the grand hotel featured in the show. With episode screenings and Laura Palmer’s picture on the bar, this bar — which has a original location and a second spot on Broadway — is a must for fans of the show. You also might find a couple of familiar names and locations on the cocktail menu, such as Dr. Jacoby and One Eyed Jack’s. And even if you haven’t yet binge-watched this cult classic, the bar holds a strong Northwest theme, with all the cozy cabin feels that are still worth a visit.
Unicorn | Seattle
Carnival food, “magical” cocktails, pinball and a photo booth, add some booze and bring out the kid in yourself at this carnival-themed bar. With striped walls, animal heads and bright colors, this bar is whimsical and quirky, and a packed house on weekends. Try a Snozzberry Frost or a Unicorn Jizz, pair it with a corn dog or funnel cake, and strap in for a night of fun and a sugar rush — it’s going to be a wild ride.