Lava Lounge

Seattle, WA
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2226 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
Opened in the mid-'90s
Daily 3pm-2am
(206) 441-5660

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Lava Lounge



by 25 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.4
Drink Quality 3.9
Drink Selection 2.5
Mood 6.1
Music 2.3
Service 6.4
Tikiness 5.9
Tilt 5.1
Vibe 4.7

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Humuhumu’s description

The Lava Lounge is not truly a tiki baróit's mainly a beer joint, after allóbut those who are into such places will dig the dim lighting, booths and music. I visited Lava Lounge probably a good half-dozen times before I realized that it does actually have some tiki to offer. The barback is supported by two carved tiki posts, and there are a few great old tiki mugs among the collection of jetsam & flotsam behind the bar.
From the late '70s through the '80s, this space was occupied by a bar called Hawaii West.


Twitt has visited Lava Lounge.
January 16, 2018, 2:17 PM
Don't let the cool tiki on the entrance fool you. If you want a good tiki drink, and bartenders who know about tiki, go down the street to Navy Strength.
tikiwithray is a semi-regular at Lava Lounge.
April 30, 2016, 11:13 PM
The Lava Lounge is what I like to consider a "punk rock Tiki bar" It's pretty much a punk bar that happens to have a Tiki decor. I'll be honest, I don't really think they serve any Tiki cocktails but the bar is very dark and people that frequent the Lava Lounge are usually laid back.
As I said before, the Lava Lounge is a punk rock bar so punk rock is what your going to hear. That is totally cool with me because I'm a punker myself!
I have to give props to the Lava Lounge just for being around still! Seattle is growing and changing right before my eyes. I'm glad to see that a bar that I loved going to over a decade ago (when I first moved to Seattle) is still here!

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referencefox has visited Lava Lounge.
November 30, 2015, 4:12 PM
This place is like 30% tiki, 70% dive bar. Definite potential and has some charms like lamps in the booths and shuffleboard. They have a decent selection of rum, but no indication the bartender knows anything about tiki drinks. I ordered a Bacardi/Diet Coke :-/
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