North Shore Lagoon

Bothell, WA
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18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA
Opened in 2015
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11am-midnight
Sun 11am-11pm
(425) 398-0122

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North Shore Lagoon

8

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by 51 people

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Decor 8.5
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 7.5
Food Quality 7.7
Food Selection 7.1
Mood 8.3
Music 7.9
Service 8.4
Tikiness 8.1
Tilt 8
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

North Shore Lagoon is part of McMenamins Anderson School complex, and opened on October 15, 2015. The Anderson School is no longer a school. It opened in 1931 as Bothell Junior High School, and now lives on as a collection of attractions: a hotel, a brewery, a movie theater, restaurants, bars, and with the North Shore Lagoon, a swimming pool and tiki bar.
The tiki bar is decorated in traditional style, with lots of bamboo, distressed wood and driftwood, and pufferfish, bamboo and tapa cloth lamps. The soundtrack includes Exotica classics. The tiki bar overlooks the swimming pool. There is an extensive spirits list, including over 80 rums. The tropical cocktails are made with the classic recipes, including a Mai Tai, Zombie and Suffering Bastard.
If you'd like to swim in the pool, it is open to non-hotel guests for 2-hour open swims during the day; at the very beginning and end of the day swimming in the pool is for hotel guests only.

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May 13, 2022, 7:16 PM
The North Shore Lagoon was decorted to the T (as in Tiki) the only thing it is missing is puffer fish lanterns. The music is aweful cirrently Dean Martin big band is playing but before that was Farewell to Nova Scotia with bag pipes! We really enjoyed the food and they have a large selection McMenamins never disappoints on the menu. The drinks are well made (my wife was not fond of the Mai Tai but her gold standard is Duke’s on Waikiki) and stiff and there is 12-15 Tiki drinks on the menu with assorted craft brews and local wines. I would love this place if they were not playing early Johnny Cash which I normally love but not in a Tiki bar.
May 13, 2022, 7:16 PM
The North Shore Lagoon was decorted to the T (as in Tiki) the only thing it is missing is puffer fish lanterns. The music is aweful cirrently Dean Martin big band is playing but before that was Farewell to Nova Scotia with bag pipes! We really enjoyed the food and they have a large selection McMenamins never disappoints on the menu. The drinks are well made (my wife was not fond of the Mai Tai but her gold standard is Duke’s on Waikiki) and stiff and there is 12-15 Tiki drinks on the menu with assorted craft brews and local wines. I would love this place if they were not playing early Johnny Cash which I normally love but not in a Tiki bar.
wahinimama
wahinimama has visited North Shore Lagoon.
July 11, 2021, 8:00 PM
First off, I loved that our kids could come in with us and sit in the tiki themed area. I also loved the world market vibe with tiki and mask carvings that spilled over from tiki to more African and Congo. There were some classic cocktails to choose from, but the bartender and waiter didn't exactly inspire confidence. When our drinks were delivered, in identical mugs, the waiter was unsure which was the Zombie and which was the Jungle Bird and suggested we try them to figure out which was which. lol. When we asked if they had any tiki mugs available for sale we were told no by the waiter, and then later informed by the bartender that we could buy them at the gift shop. No one seemed to know what was going on lol. But the kids had fun and the food was AMAZING. This is the closest tiki location to our home so we will most likely be back in the future. The biggest draw is the kid friendly element for us.
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