Most Common Bar Name: "The Pastime"

While my data is by no means comprehensive, I believe I have enough that I can fairly confidently state that the most common name for a bar (as well as many pool halls) throughout the history of Washington state has been "The Pastime."

While it is not as popular now as it has been at times in the past (no pun intended), I have identified 53 Washington state communities that either have or have had a bar named The Pastime.

Washington State Communities that have or had a bar named "The Pastime"

Anacortes (60s)
Auburn (40s-2000s)
Bingen (now Chips)
Blaine (current)
Brewster (50s-50s)
Burlington (30s-70s)
Cashmere (40s)
Castle Rock (40s)
Cheney (50s)
Cle Elum (30s-40s)
Coulee City (80s)
Elma (30s-60s)
Fairfield (50s-60s)
Goldbar (30s)
Grandview (60s)
Hoquiam (30s-40s)
Kelso (40s)
Kennewick (50s-60s)
Kent (40s-60s)
La Crosse (2010s)
Longview (40s)
Monroe (30s)
Naches (30s)
Oak Harbor (50s) (Hill Barrington)
Oakesdale (50s)
Odessa (50s)
Omak (50s)
Pe Ell (30s)
Port Angeles (30s)
Port Orchard (30s-40s)
Puyallup (30s-50s)
Renton (40s-70s)
Ritzville Roslyn (2010s)
Seattle (30s-60s) - 159 Washington
Selah (30s)
Shelton (30s-80s)
Soap Lake (50s-90s)
Spokane (1911-1979)
Sunnyside (40s-60s)
Tacoma (30s-40s)
Toppenish (40s)
Vancouver (30s)
Walla Walla (50s-60s)
Winlock (30s)
Yakima (30s-40s)

Pastime Bar Tokens - Collection of the Author

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