Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kelly's Olympian -- Portland, OR

This is your go-to spot in the neighborhood, if you aren't in the mood (yet) for the Yamhill Pub.  They have all kinds of old motorcycles hanging from the ceiling, and an overall bike theme.  There's even designated motorcycle parking out front.

Sit near the front of the place though, as the AC is pumped in from the back, and you'll freeze in the cold wind.  Or maybe that's part of the theme -- they just expect you to throw on a scarf, gloves, and your helmet.

Also, pinball.

Commodore Lounge -- Portland, OR

Good morning day drinkers!  They're open at 7 AM, so if you show up in the early afternoon, you're already behind.  They will catch you up.

They have two pool tables and pinball, so while you fritter away the daylight hours, you have something to do other than thumb through Twitter or whatever.  See?  You're being productive.  That high score isn't going to break itself.

Careful though, I'll bet the sock-heads fill it in the evenings to soak up the dive atmosphere ... and post it to Instagram.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wayne's Wash World -- Hightstown, NJ

Well, can't beat the name.  Across from Tavern on the Green!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Town Tavern -- Akron, OH

Okay yeah, so this is the place to be if you're stuck staying anywhere nearby.  The kitchen is open until two, and they make a great quesadilla.  The customers are honest, friendly, and interesting in one way or another.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Valley Laundry Services -- Akron, OH

Tidy, clean, mostly functional machines ... sure go for it.