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Shortys Coney Island

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2222 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2038
206-441-5449
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    1 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place

It is a fun place with a weird kind of carny clown pinball place. We got drinks and nachos and it was fun. Placed some good pinball.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jodi R
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Have been there many times and have received bad service all the time. Great if you are a hipster or a degenerate. I love dive bars but this one bites, bartenders would rather talk to there friends than serve even though I always tip a buck a beer, reeeeely!

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is your place! Found it by accident a couple years ago. It's a total dive in Belltown but so much fun. It's 21+. My husband and I always set a few hours aside every trip to Seattle to have a pinball & Galaga battle and relive our youth. There're all kinds of patrons. Be patient and you'll get service.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It is a fun place with a weird kind of carny clown pinball place. We got drinks and nachos and it was fun. Placed some good pinball.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Creepy clown dive bar... In the best way possible. We happened upon this place by accident and had so much fun that we came back the next day. Totally unique dive bar with creepy clowns everywhere and awesome pinball machines. Pretty good selection of beer. Interesting assortment of clientele. I'd suggest eating elsewhere before coming here, unless you're kinda brave... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

we went to Shorty’s, a dive bar that’s well known for it’s room of antique pinball machines - I think my boyfriend was in heaven. Not only do they serve cocktails but their food is apparently pretty awesome too, nachos and hotdogs… all pretty simple but sometimes it just hits the spot - especially when you’ve been drinking all night.... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

10 taps with warm beer, at least two of them (the ones we tried). Hot dogs are the main menu item but did not try as they looked like they had been on the spit for awhile. If you just want to play pinball with other tattooed patrons, then this is the place for you. Would not recommend for families... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I'm confused how Shorty's is billed as appropriate for families with children. Shorty's is a bar, always has been. Washington state law is 21+; no kids allowed. With that said, if you like cheap beer and playing pinball in a dive bar, then Shorty's is for you! Sadly, I remember when all machines were only a quarter to play. .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Didn't sample the food much but the atmosphere is great in this place. I want to open a Shortys in Ireland!! Our favourite bar from a 6 month world trip.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had quite a lot of people there on a Thursday night. If you like cheap strong drinks and pinball this is the place for you. There are quite a few pinball tables in the back room and the tables in the main bar are made from old pinball tables. Pretty cool place to have a drink and some fun playing... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stopped by Shortys for some pinball and drinks after dinner. It was very crowded on a Saturday night which is not unexpected. They made Medieval Madness, a great pinball game as well as a few others. Games are about .75 each but we managed to win a few free games while there. I did notice that the quarter machine only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2222 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2038
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-441-5449

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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