Stoup Brewing: There it is!

Stoup: There it is!  This brewery was named cleverly with the owners loving both soup and stew.  Voila!

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We made another stop along the Ballard Brewery circuit!  Stoup puts out some of the best beers, and is only fitting that their restroom is classy too.  Their brewery fits into one of the side streets of industrial Ballard, and has a very open brewery concept.  The tanks are there for your eye gazing, and the staff are helpful in getting you the beer you want!

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The outside of the bathroom hides the beauty inside this industrial looking door.

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The bathrooms are dominated with a 1960’s star which adds some great class!  Bonus points for the great lighting!

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Concert posters and punk stickers fill one wall, while the others are neat and classic modern.

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Cleanliness: 4 out of 5 toilets

Stocked: 5 out of 5 toilets

Unique: 4 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

Tin Hat: Bruce Lee Wall, classy articles from Playboy and more!

Tin Hat: Bruce Lee Wall, classy articles from Playboy and more!

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

Witness: WC’s of Southern Comfort & Charm

Witness: WC’s Southern Comfort & Charm

This newish Broadway bar has delivered great times every visit! Drinks are Southern kitsch with their Libations menu! The decor is classic, clean Southern church themed, and the bar staff are classy, talented and well dressed. The head bartender leads a passionate sermon at 10pm on Saturday nights! Be there for good times!


The Water Closets are fine tuned!

Nice thick, solid doors! Great cement floor. Rustic shelves with old Southern furniture. Baskets of towels. Classic soap dispensers. Divine paintings referencing Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam and classic cock paintings fit into Cap. Hill quite well. Very pleasant experience, and well stocked! The posters outside the restroom with Sir Frederick Douglas will entertain if there is a line. This is where you’d bring Frank Underwood when he visits Seattle.







Cleanliness: 4 out of 5 toilets

Stocked: 5 out of 5 toilets

Unique: 4 out of 5 toilets

Smell: 5 out of 5 toilets