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Map & Directions 1721 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
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Seattle Weekly's Description

One of the city's best-kept secrets that's hiding in plain sight, this sophisticated, working-class watering hole has retained its personality (peanuts on the floor, darts on the wall) and familial ambiance (Starbucks execs bellied up alongside construction workers) amongst mass-market neighbors like Safeco Field and Showbox Sodo. It could be the most crowded, insufferable shouting match in town. Instead it's pleasantly tight, and joyously raucous when it should be.

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  • ameier wrote a review for Hooverville
    on 06/29/10

    Love Hooverville before a show at the Showbox. You can eat peanuts and just throw them on the ground! So awesome.

  • Debbie250 wrote a review for Hooverville
    on 02/23/10

    You got to love a place where you can throw peanut shells on the floor, but you're not afraid to drink from the tap.

  • seattleweeklybestof wrote a review for Hooverville
    on 05/06/09

    Like the name suggests, Hooverville keeps it simple: free peanuts, shells on the floor, cheap beer, and friendly bartenders. In fact, the bartenders are so friendly that you actually feel like you're somewhere else (sorry, rest of Seattle), or maybe in a simpler era. Named after a shantytown that occupied this neighborhood, and many others around the country, during the Great... More >>

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  • Gavin P. on 04/18/11

    Best place to go by the showbox

  • Randy T. on 05/14/10

    Peanuts, White Frog, Awesome!

  • Brian N. on 04/21/12

    Slouch into the booth, drain the last of the pitcher, crack your peanut shells wherever you want and forget about whatever's troubling you - that's the kind of place Hooverville is.

  • SocialMitch on 03/12/12

    Pretty much the only place I go to for after work drinks!

  • Molly W. on 05/06/11

    Ask for the shotski. Just do it.

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