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And another little piece of history dies – Buckaroo Tavern to close on Sept. 17

July 30, 2010

Buckaroo’s lease was not renewed, said owner Donna Morey, 69, and the historic neighborhood tavern will close after 72 years. Her grandson, though, hopes to relocate the bar in Fremont this fall, though no deal has been finalized, family members said.

Established in 1938, the Buckaroo Tavern is one of Seattle’s famous dive bars, and has been around as long as Ivar’s. The movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” which starred the late Heath Ledger, filmed scenes there, and the rock band Nickelback filmed a music video in the bar.


I used to live almost across the street when I first moved to Seattle 25 years ago and the Buck and the Tacky Tavern (down on Capitol Hill) were my two favorite bars. The Tacky Tavern closed in 96 or 97 and now the Buck is going away too 😦 . Next thing you know they will be closing the Alki Tavern too, I better pay a visit soon.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. xbradtc permalink
    July 30, 2010 8:37 pm

    That’s the place you sent me to, right? It was a dump. But a great dump.

  2. jenn1964 permalink*
    July 30, 2010 9:28 pm

    That’s it.

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