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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Diva of Seattle Dives

After an industry event needed a beer and a hot dog. Only real option in DT Seattle is Shortys. Yes, it is weird, and yes, the bar is high, and yes sometimes the service is off. That said, it is authentic ( if Belltown hipsters can be called authentic in any guise of the word! ). The back room... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
mattheww765
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have to go to Seattle for work a few times a year and this place is the best. Cheap beer, GOOD LOCALS, and they have Hot Dogs. What more could a man ask for when away from home? Oh, a cheap ($12 including tip) ride from any hotel downtown. Especially if you like Pin Ball; this place is awesome.

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Thank WisconsinAlan
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

After an industry event needed a beer and a hot dog. Only real option in DT Seattle is Shortys. Yes, it is weird, and yes, the bar is high, and yes sometimes the service is off. That said, it is authentic ( if Belltown hipsters can be called authentic in any guise of the word! ). The back room is... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stopped by to have a drink and got sticker shock. Because they didn't seem to have A/C, we decided to sit on the front patio. Some real strange people frequent this place. Been there, done that.

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Thank Jerry K
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Shorty's is weird. It has the vibe of a 1980's circus run down into the ground and taken over by a bunch of bikers and angry hipsters. It's a dark and dingy dive bar. Outside, people just stand in hoards, smoking cigarettes on the sidewalk, so it isn't even easy to get inside. The bar is way too high for... More 

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Thank Thatambertool
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Yes? Then brave the creepy clowns and stop by Shorty's. I was told the place has become somewhat of a tourist trap but it's fun enough that I made two visits on a recent business trip.

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Thank CMarie2012
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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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Thank Craig M
Wyoming
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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Thank jbmWyoming
Las Vegas, Nevada
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jodi R
Victoria
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank LinzLou11
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?