Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bronze Sponsor: The 5 Point Cafe

"Man cannot live by bread alone..." and we have it on good authority that artists and craft people can't either. When we're up in the wee hours knitting, stitching, sewing, gluing, and soldering and our tummies begin to rumble, we make our way to The 5 Point Cafe, one of our Bronze Sponsors, for some good grub.

The 5 Point has a rich history rooted in Seattle, starting in 1929. When Prohibition ended in 1933, and “Franklin Roosevelt said it was ok to drink beer”, business started booming. They are now the longest run family eatery in Seattle and the oldest bar still in existence in Belltown.

Known as "one of the world’s best dive bars and diners,"  The 5 Point serves hearty, inexpensive, unpretentious eats with a usually crowded cocktail lounge serving up stiff drinks and raucous conversation.

The 5 Point is also known for pulling stunts of all sorts: leading the successful political opposition to the Seattle Commons, installing a periscope in the men’s room with a clear view of the Space Needle, and rigging up a rooftop faucet to water the sidewalk and discourage the transients who loitered in front of the Five Point. Oh, and don't forget the young waitresses wearing bikini's and roller skates who plug expiring parking meters in the neighborhood in the spring.

While management has changed over time, The 5 Point Cafe is intent on keeping the traditions with the same long-term employees and great homemade food at good prices served 24 hours a day every day. And, of course, Seattle’s best jukebox.

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