Athenian Inn

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Athenian Inn information

Seattle , USA
Address
Street 1517 Pike Place Market
Telephone
+1 206 624 7166
Getting there
train Westlake
Prices
happy hour well drinks $3
Opening hours
11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

There’s nothing fancy about the Athenian, but it’s a landmark and a bastion of unpretentious, frontier-era Seattle, a holdover from the days before Starbucks and Grand Central Bakery (way before – it opened in 1909, two years after the market itself).

It’s been a bakery and a lunch counter, and now it seems to have settled in as a diner-bar combination where, especially in the off hours, you can snuggle into a window booth and gaze over Elliott Bay with a plate of fried fish and a frosty mug of Manny’s Pale Ale.