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The Central Saloon

207 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-3460
+1 206-622-0209
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Good Lunch

Stopped in here after the Underground Tour for a quick lunch. We were pleasantly surprised with... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
St. Augustine, Florida
Go-to Pre Game Bar

Central is what you should expect from a Pioneer Square bar. No frills, reasonably priced drinks... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Seattle, Washington
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  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“oldest saloon” (3 reviews)
“pre game” (2 reviews)
“mariners game” (3 reviews)
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207 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-3460
+1 206-622-0209
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Stopped in here after the Underground Tour for a quick lunch. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Service was courteous and quick. Food was very good. Good place for a quick bite & a little old time atmosphere.

Thank kathyl249
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Central is what you should expect from a Pioneer Square bar. No frills, reasonably priced drinks, and a down to earth crowd. We come here with a group of friends before every Sounders game and it is never overly crowded and is always a good...More

Thank Pasquiino
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here for a couple of quiet beers. The barmaid was very helpful and friendly. Bought one of their neat T shirts too. Very old bar and worth dropping in for a drink!

Thank rod g
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is the oldest bar in town it boasts. It is a place like Cheers more or less. The menu is very limited, but the food is good. I had the sloppy joe sliders and chips with salsa. Both were better than expected. I was...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the edgier nature of this part of town. It's just a big, old bar, lots of empty seats before dark, and everyone is very nice.

Thank RLPW
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Located on 1st Avenue in Seattle in the heart of Pioneer Square, The Central Saloon is a welcoming bar with a full tavern menu. The space is open and inviting inside with a handful of small tables for outside seating. They advertise live music every...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Located just a 2 minute walk from the Pioneer Square Hotel this pub proved not only convenient for us to visit but was a great place to enjoy a cold beer. Not only that but the chicken pizza proved to be an enjoyable meal bursting...More

Thank walshy1160
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good pints, great food. Atmosphere is old school and interesting. Listen for the server to tell you about the under ground history of the place.

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The Central Saloon became my go-to place during a trip to Seattle this past fall. It's in a great location within walking distance to the Seahawks and Mariners' stadiums, Pioneer Square and the waterfront. I believe it's Seattle's oldest saloon. The walls are covered in...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I got to know this place because was one of our stops at the Stalking Seattle Tour and when it finished, I get to The Central to visit one of the places where Nirvana or other bands used to play. Great beers and good atmosphere...More

Thank Heytraveller
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Vivica C
11 December 2015|
Response from CZProf | Reviewed this property |
The Pioneer Square Best Western on Yesler. Or the Vintage Park, Monaco and Alexis a few blocks further away, all Kimpton hotels. Or The Arctic Club.