Seattle >Bars & Clubs > Redwood
514 E Howell St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.617827 -122.324466
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
Peanut for Peanut – Last night I talked a group of friends into going to Redwood. I boasted of it's great jukebox, Ms Pac Man, and most importantly, their infamous free peanuts.
Upon arriving to Redwood, we grabbed a table and as one friend went to the bar to get drinks, I dutifully went to grab the peanuts. I filled up a small tray and brought it triumphantly back to the table, ready to comment how much I loved this place. Then out of nowhere, the bartender stormed our table and intergated us where we got the peanuts, snatched the tray out of my hands, and loudly posited that peanuts were no longer allowed on Saturday night.
Completely stunned, I feebly asked if it was a joke but without saying another word, he stormed back to the bar, my peanuts never to be seen again.
I looked around and saw people staring at us, with shocked expressions on their faces, with sympathetic murmurs, and with peanuts scattered all over their tables and on the floor. I shrugged, embarrassed and completely puzzled as to why I would be targeted out of this entire crowd of free peanut lovers. We decided to take the high road and not make a big deal about it but as my group of friends grew to about a dozen, I realized how much I've supported this establishment over the years and just how undeserving it was to be accosted by some dickhead bartender peanut nazi.
I never got his name and don't know if he was telling the truth about banning peanuts on Saturday nights. But one thing is for sure next time, I will most certainly find another dive bar where I can drink my beer and eat my peanuts in peace.
Long live the peanut!
Renaissance Style Neighborhood Bar – The ambiance of this great little Capital Hill neighborhood bar is like walking into a pub in the Renaissance era. No frills, just the basics. The board reads…“Red Wine” or “White Wine” for $5 and is served in a Mason jar. A Video screen plays an old pirate movie in the background and lanterns hang as lighting above the bar. It was standing room only on the Friday night that I went, and they had Shiner Bock on tap (very rare to find this beer on tap). Fun atmosphere and great place to hang out with friends.
A popular Capitol Hill bar beloved for its lack of pretension, eclectic jukebox, down-home decor and southern fried food. – In Short
In just a few years, The Redwood has become a favorite of Capitol Hill hipsters and regular folks as well. Tucked away from the main Pike/Pine corridor of bars and restaurants, this cozy bar featuring a shotgun shell-studded bar and burlap target wall hangings is the perfect environment to wash down the dangerously delicious and addictive deep-fried creamed corn nuggets with some bourbon sweet tea. Help yourself to free peanuts--and feel free toss those shells on the floor with wild abandon.
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