Tin Hat: Bruce Lee Wall, classy articles from Playboy and more!
The Tin Hat has been a Ballard dive bar mecca that all should attend. Their tater tots are famous, as is their super cheap Taco Tuesday! Great old pinball, and super easy going staff!
Their bathrooms fall into the classice dive bathroom shape! You get good ole fashion class here! Plenty of Playboy articles, some of the 70’s- tastic pinups and random collage of funny ads. The women’s restroom is a bit more porn-tastic! There are band stickers everywhere! You can just imagine the pride a fellow must have when they see their bands sticker on the toilet at the Tin Hat!
The hilight for me was the tribute to Seattle hero and martial arts legend Bruce Lee! The stall door is covered with great images of Bruce kicking ass!
Cleanliness: 2 out of 5 toilets
Stocked: 3 out of 5 toilets
Unique: 3 out of 5 toilets
Smell: 2 out of 5 toilets
There isn’t a tour of Seattle’s bathrooms without a stop at the famous 5 Point and their periscope which gives you a view of the Space Needle while your going number 1.
The 5 Point is known for it’s greasy spoon, quick sassy service, it’s ultra divey and funny décor, and always stiff drinks! PRO TIP: Make bumbershoot cheaper by hitting the 5 Point for breakfast before you hit the concerts. The bathroom was 50’s kitsch divey with great clean baby blue tiles. A rustic old fashioned urinal that has been there since day one, assumedly. The view from the periscope was a bit murky, but it’s a great touch. Nice that they even have some hand written text to let you know what your are looking at!
Cleanliness: 3 out of 5 toilets
Stocked: 5 out of 5 toilets
Unique: 4 out of 5 toilets
Smell: 4 out of 5 toilets