Add A Ball- Pinball, booze and oddities!

Add A Ball- Pinball, booze and oddities!

This Fremont video game and pinball madhouse situated in the underbelly of an odd building across from Brouwers will bring laughter and good times to most.  You wouldn’t believe that there are over 20 pinball machines and 20 video games spread among the labyrinth of this layout.  It just seems to keep going and going!   They maintain a full bar and a fun loving staff!

The bathrooms are a hoot!   It’s all makeshift, and works like a charm!  Some fun touches to make this bathroom something that Shits & Giggles was excited about! Great use of a ketchup squirt bottle for soap located on the sink.  Exposed pipes make me reminisce about Mario Bros., a redneck hotub truck outfront on hot days, tampon dispenser for the ladies via a toy machine! You may just find a spider in one of the restrooms waiting to say “Hi!” to you!






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Cleanliness: 2 out of 5 toilets

Stocked: 4 out of 5 toilets

Unique: 3 out of 5 toilets

Smell: 4  out of 5 toilets


Unicorn: Keep it Flashy and Loud!

Unicorn: Keep it Flashy and Loud!

Unicorn: Keep it Flashy and Loud

It’s not often that a bar comes onto the scene and succeeds from day one, much less becomes the big monstrous bar to make sure you hit when you are visiting Seattle, or on your monthly jaunt from the Eastside on a weekend.  The Unicorn has been a massive, fun success, and just keeps getting smarter.  The decor on the outside and the inside will keep your mind sizzling! Try to win some fancy prizes at the Claw machine! Also possesses the Pinball machine of pinball machines: Medieval Madness.

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The bathrooms are all over it as well.  Their decorators went all out with the paint brushes.  The stripes are brilliant aqua, pink and black downstairs or emerald and black upstairs.  The interior of the WC’s are very functional, and industrial cement floors.  Keeps the cleaning needs easy for the masses coming through, while still keeping slick and odd.

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The doors are all pieces of wild art with classy flapper girl heads, unicorns and wild stallions, and Gents, Dudes,  and Ladies signs.  The paintjobs on some of the doors are intricate! Great work keeping it flashy!

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At times, the bathrooms will get a bit sweaty smelling, but it arrives more as a bad gym smell, than a nasty toiletry found at the Hurricane.   More so due to the volume going in on a Saturday night!  Amazing turn around from the previous Satellite Lounge!

Keep it Flashy and Loud Unicorn!

Cleanliness: 3 out of 5 toilets

Stocked: 4 out of 5 toilets

Unique: 5 out of 5 toilets

Smell: 2.5 out of 5 toilets

Shorty’s: Madhouse Bathroom!

shortysmadnessShorty’s has been a punk Belltown haven for years now.  Kickass pinball tables to eat and drink on, great pinball (Medieval Madness always has sharks waiting for next game), classic Hot Dog menu with veggie dogs even, and boozy slushies that have a kick!   Great place to see the freaks on a late night!

The Bathrooms maintain the carnival madhouse theme and even include a nasty port-a-potty scent.  It’s as grimey as a bathroom can come: pungent and dirty. On the positive side it’s well stocked everytime I’ve been there!   Graffiti has taken over all areas to add to the charm. The best part about this bathroom is the pumped in carnival music to help you get in the mood!  The feeling that scary clowns might enter at any second is present!


The swinging bathroom door gives just enough privacy to do one’s business and lets the walker byes get a small glipse of the users back! shortysdoorshortysswing

This long time Seattle punk institution makes for a great divey stop in Belltown!   shortystoiletsshortystoilet

Cleanliness: 1 out of 5 toilets

Stocked: 5 out of 5 toilets

Unique: 3 out of 5 toilets

Smell: 1 out of 5 toilets