Founded in 1907 by two Klondike Gold Rush tycoons, this social club was a place for Arctic explorers and like-minded individuals to drink, smoke, and reminisce on the good ol’ days of exploring the unknowns of the Arctic. The building’s lavish interior hosts a cigar lounge, bowling alley, barber shop, game rooms, dining rooms, guest rooms, and a large stained glass Dome Room. However, initially there was no bar. Legend has it that one night, in a moment of drunken glory, a couple of club members stole a bar from a building down the street and installed it in The Arctic Building. Drinking has prospered there ever since. Today, The Arctic Building is preparing for its next act as a four-star hotel, with a fully operational bar.
362 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104