SEATTLE — In Belltown, an effortlessly cool basement bar with a rock n' roll vibe and unique drinks welcomes newcomers and regulars alike.
"The reason it feels so homey is because it's completely and one-hundred percent genuinely us," said Dave Flatman, one of The Screwdriver's three owners.
Rock n' roll memorabilia decorates the walls of the bar, which is partially a converted recording studio. Pinball, arcade games, a jukebox and friendly company keep visitors more than entertained.
"When people play the jukebox, which I absolutely love, they're digging through our records," said owner Chris Jones.
One of The Screwdriver's most popular drinks is called the Street Walking Cheetah, which owner Bryan Krieger described as "halfway between a screwdriver and an Amaretto sour."
Happy hour is from 4 to 7 every day, and a late-night midnight to 2 am special, where wells are $4.50, $2 Olympia tall boys, and a "mystery shot" goes for $3.
"The mystery shot is whatever's in the brown bag," Flatman said with a laugh.
"It's definitely the best deal in the house," said Krieger.
The Screwdriver Bar - 2320 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington (206) 441-4370