This is a list of Pete's favorite bars from his Project K-Bar.
For a map of favorite bars around Washington state, with an emphasis on old and out of the way, click here.
See also the Complete List of bars, the K-Bar Blog, and the K-Bar Overview.

Favorite Dive Bars
The Meet Rack, Tucson,AZ
The Saturn Bar, New Orleans, LA
Snake and Jake's Christmas Lounge, New Orleans, LA
Silver Dollar Saloon, Virginia City, NC
Pete's Tavern, Nampa, ID
The Buffet Bar, Tucson, AZ
The Five Point, Seattle
The Gim Wah, Seattle
Molly's at the Market, New Orleans (FQ)
Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
The Blue Moon, Seattle
Loretta's Northwesterner, Seattle
Poggie Tavern, Seattle (West Seattle)
Golden City, Seattle (Ballard)
The Rickshaw, Seattle
Erin Rose, New Orleans (FQ)
The Mecca, Seattle

Map of Seattle's Dive Bars

Favorite Cocktails*
Canon, Seattle
Tavern Law, Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Teardrop Lounge, Portland OR
Rob Roy, Seattle
Kingfish, New Orleans
Jade Bar (Sanctuary resort), Scottsdale, AZ
Moshi Moshi Sushi, Seattle (Ballard)
Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas
ZigZag Café, Seattle
Knee High, Seattle (Capitol Hill)
The Gilt Club, Portland
Liberty, Seattle
E. Smith Mercantile, Seattle
Oliver's Twist, Seattle
Lot #3, Bellevue, WA

*When I started this list there were only a tiny
number of great cocktail bars around. Now there
are so many that selecting a few seems rather pointless,
but these are some I have especially enjoyed.

Favorite Offbeat Bars
Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, Cave Creek, AZ
The Java Jive, Tacoma, WA
Horses Cut Shop, Seattle
Greasewood Flat, Scottsdale, AZ
Saturn Bar, New Orleans
ALLways Lounge, New Orleans
Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
The Hideout, Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Big Bad John's, Victoria, BC
Cafe Racer, Seattle (U-District)
The Backdoor at Roxie's, Seattle (Fremont)
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Brooklyn Tavern, Brooklyn, WA
Bathtub Gin & Co., Seattle
Barbacoa, Boise

Favorite Tiki Bars
The Mai Kai, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Tonga Room, San Francisco
Kon Tiki, Tucson
The Alibi, Portland
Smugglers Cove, San Francisco
Hale Pele, Portland
Pagan Idol, San Francisco
False Idol, San Diego
The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas
Three Dots and Dash, Chicago
Hala Kahiki, River Grove, IL
Lost Lake, Chicago
The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver, BC
The Reef, Boise, ID
Bali Hai, San Diego, CA - 8/20/2007
Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas

Favorite Old Timey Bars
Pioneer Saloon, Goodsprings, NV
The Brick, Roslyn, WA
Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, NV
Jules Maes', Seattle
City Hall Saloon, Cumberland, WA
Spread Eagle Tavern, Hanoverton, OH
Kuk's, Northport, WA
Favorite Walkable Bar Areas
New Orleans, The French Quarter
C Street, Virginia City, NV
Washington DC, Adams Morgan
Austin, 6th Avenue
New Orleans, Marigny
Portland, Hawthorne District
Seattle, Olive Way, between I5 & Broadway
Seattle, Ballard Ave
Seattle, Capitol Hill Pike/Pine
Ellensburg, around 4th & Main
West Seattle, California Ave, around the Junction
Cleveland, The Flats

Bars I Would Most Like To Visit
Floyd's Pelican Bar, Jamaica
William Thornton Floating Bar, British Virgin Islands
Cova d'en Xoroi - Minorca, Spain
Alux (ah-LOOSH) - Mexico
Red Sea Star - Israel (under the Red Sea)
The Giger Bar - Gruyeres, Switzerland
Baobab Tree Bar - Limpopo, South Africa
Blue Lagoon Bar - Reykjanes Peninsula in Grindavik,Iceland
Absolut Ice Bar - Jukkasjärvi, Sweden (also Stockholm & London now)
Hobbit House, Manila, Phillipines - (all workers are dwarfs)
The Vampire Cafe, Tokyo
Sky Bar, Beirut, Lebanon
Favorite Goth Bars
Bar Sinister, Los Angeles, CA
The Church, Denver,CO
Mercury (Machinewerks), Seattle
Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON