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9 LB Hammer - Georgetown Neighborhood - Seattle WA

No, I’m not talking about John Henry’s nine pound hammer.

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As you may recall

the legend or fact of John Henry ‘out driving’ spikes

to set rails in a twenty-four hour duel against a steam-driven machine

and supposedly won by mere inches, collapsed,

was carried home and died.

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This is not that 9 pound hammer.

This 9 LB HAMMER is a local dive bar in the Georgetown

neighborhood of south Seattle,

in what has always been a blue collar district.

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Free pool and free peanuts draw in the locals,

as well as a beer brewed and named just for this establishment by

the Georgetown Brewery called the ‘Georgetown Porter.’

Dark and somewhat brooding,

the tavern is large,

with a long bar and quite a few tables.

If peanuts and pool don’t suit you,

there are shuffleboard and pinball machines.

This isn’t the place to order a ‘fru-fru’ drink,

stick to straight up,

on the rocks

or a beer.

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