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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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  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    1 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Like hot dogs and pinball?

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
CMarie2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Galway, Ireland
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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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Additional Information about Shortys Coney Island

Address: 2222 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2038
Phone Number: 206-441-5449
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
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
Average Prices: USD 20

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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
  • Price Range: $ $

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?