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2514 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.608173 -122.299420
Monday-Friday 4-2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Neighborhoods: Central, Mann, Central Seattle
Bad service, no teeth – They get a 1 star because a hippy bartender with no front teeth got all prima donna on me and kicked me out. Food was warm, drinks were cold--that's as positive as I can be.
My friend was having his 30th birthday party here. I arrived with my brother and my electronic pipe. Now, as most know, an electronic cigarette or pipe emits harmless water vapor--no tar, no toxins, and no nicotine (I was using zero nicotine cartridges). To have health concerns over the pipe equates to having health concerns about steam.
I was puffing on my handy little contraption as I walked up to order some beer. A guy with no front teeth (let's call him Toothless) stopped me.
"You can't smoke that in here".
Thinking he failed to notice that it was an electronic number, I explained it to him. Interrupting me, he said "I understand, but you still can't smoke that in here". Perplexed, I pressed him on why. "I don't want to have other people see your pipe and then complain to me about it," was his response.
Now, I have been to many pubs with my pipe. I have never had a single person confuse my obviously fake pipe for the real deal (the light is a glowing red LED for Pete's sake). I have also never had anyone harass bartenders about me being able to smoke my electronic job and they not being able to smoke their combustible number. And I have NEVER had any bartender or wait staff ask me to not smoke my electronic pipe indoors. But Toothless did.
"Look," he said, "I don't mean to be a dick, but--"
"Too late", I said. I ordered a few beers and some chicken strips, put the pipe away and went back to my friends.
Thirty minutes later, Toothless comes back to our table to pick up plates.
"Have you reconsidered your stance on my harmless water-vapor pipe?"
"No," said Toothless, "because people will think it's a real pipe."
"That's fine," I said, "it's your Yelp review."
"I don't give a **** about my Yelp review!" says Toothless, and off he storms. I walked up to order more beer and as I stood in line, he handed me my card and said I am no longer free to order. After I sat down, he came up and asked me to leave.
I went outside and relished in my new-found glory. I was kicked out of a hipster bar in Seattle! I was feeling rather proud of myself. My brother comes outside to smoke. He wants me back inside to join the party, so he finds Toothless and tries to reason with the man, against my wishes. I wanted a permanent ban from the pup, forever. Nothing would have made me more happy than to receive an eternal ban from the place; my face hanging on the wall with the words "Do Not Serve!" Ahhh... but no. Sadly, this is not what happened.
He hugged my brother. Toothless actually hugged him. COME ON. If you're going to kick someone out of a bar, be a man about it! Don't hug my family members like an insecure baby who just needs a little positive reinforcement and a pat on the head. Your a bartender for crying out loud. You should have developed thick skin by now!
I have recalled this story to make a point. This is the type of bar you are about to visit. They're all about being quirky, trendy, hip, progressive, open-minded, unique and original--unless you even look like you are breaking they're smoking taboo. Then they become as ruthless, unreasonable and intolerant as a toddler who doesn't want girls in his clubhouse. So, heed the other reviews my friends, and only visit if you feel comfortable in a faux-hawk, a tight vest and a polka-dot bow-tie, with a pair of black, thick-rimmed glasses perched on your nose (regardless of whether or not you have a prescription for them.)
Twilight has moved!! – Update. The Twilight Exit has moved to 2514 E. Cherry St. The menu is still all home made goodness with a few additions like fried cilantro and jalapeno ravioli and chicken fried game hen. Still the Best spot in the Central District.
A fantastic neighborhood bar – Full disclosure: I live about two blocks from the Twilight Exit, so my love for it originally stems from convenience. I might not drive from Ballard, for instance, to check it out. So take the following with a grain of salt: I LOVE THIS BAR. It's got very cheap, very stiff drinks (esp during happy hour), couches, pinball, big buck hunter, a pool table, comfy booths, a magician on wednesday nights (for real), killer karaoke on sundays, delicious fried food (try the fish and chips), friendly capitol hill/central district clientele, nice bartenders. I come here whenever I can. You will like it.
Alternative bar with eightees rock music – If you're into rock music and if you can appreciate the rock classics from the eightees and earlier this place is made for you! The interior is very alternative and people hanging around are very social. Perfect place to have beers with your friends and enjoy good old rock songs.
TOP TEN REASON THE TWILIGHT EXIT pwn5 the 5c3n3 – 1. RELAXED atmosphere. I make a new friend, if only for the night.. everytime I go there
2. strong drinks. Alcoholics rejoice, your money will not be wasted here
3. great kitchen, they'll deep fry anything there... mmmmm!
4. wicked awesome juke box
5. MEDIEVAL MADNESS (best pinball game 3var)
7. the "outside patio area" is "relaxing"
8. wizards! (I am not kidding, go wednesday night at 10pm)
9. clean restrooms, for a "dive" bar!
10. the bartenders are swell.
They got what I need! – One of the few bars in this town that serves Bekerovka (not sure if I spelled it right), so I keep coming back on that alone. However, The Twighlight has super good food as well. The pulled pork, the burgers (haven't ventured to the peanut butter bacon, but it has super cult status) the fried chicken for your incredible bar food -but what people DON'T realize is that The Twighlight has one of the best cobb salads in town!
Weekend brunch is perfect for those with a huge need to stay away from the sun and eat mammoth amounts to cure their hangover, just be aware that you'll be waiting a while before the food comes (the bloody mary is served instantly though).
One of my favorite spots in Seattle.
great food, strong drinks, good people – been around the Twilight a long time. If you want good people, stiff drinks and a little crazy in your life, this is the place to be. Happy hour is always mellow, weekend brunch is always a kick in the pants and Sunday karaoke has been known to be off the hook on occasion (more occasionally than not).
I've always said the place reminded me of my buddy's bedroom back in the '70's. Lighting (it's very red), mood, people. a good place to get your groove on. Juke is pretty good too.
I Love The Burgers – The lighting is cool, yeah, yeah, yeah. Don't poeple eat anymore? I love the food at the new Twilght Exit. The burgers are soooo good. Don't get me wrong the drinks are still great, but the food... see for yourself. This is my new burger joint!
great birthday party place – I just had my birthday party there. never heard of the place. It Rocks! Great people working there. They so took care of me. Made sure that the cabie knew where i was going. it was my birth day so i didn't have time to really check the place out. However, i felt very cool in that place. going back soon. can't believe that i've never been ther. it's my new secret place.
Best steak in town – Holly Cow! Finaly a great hang-out bar in seattle that isn't too crowded and has great food. Two days earlier I had a steak at Morton's, way good ($45), tonight I had a steak at The Twilight, and-oh-my-God, it was great. I never knew. Now, this bar has it all. Stiff drinks, rockin' jukebox, and incredible food. I can't ask for more. The lighting is top notch as well. I love it!
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