I swear, conform beats me to all the good nodes.
Oh sweet Cha-Cha, how I love you so.
is, as noted by conform
hipster dive bar in sunny Seattle
. If there is a nexus of Northwest drunken rock star energy
, this is it.
A sort of Mexican carnival decor, featuring bad paintings on black velvet
, illustrations of masked amateur wrestlers
, and red pepper-shaped Christmas-tree lights hanging from the ceiling. The only beer on tap is Oly
, everything else is either a Mexican beer
. Liquor is available, but thou shalt not drink the well
. There's a back room that's pretty spacious - however since half of the fun at The Ka-Ka
is people watching
, I prefer the bar. If you're going on a weekend, chances are it's loud and crowded. Don't go looking for sophisticated or even audible conversation. Music selections are played at a drowning volume, and feature everything from The New Pornographers
Typical evenings at The Cha
are attended by representatives of the following groups:
Hipsters/Local Rock Stars/Wanna-bes
The usual dive-bar crowd
Yuppie/College kids out looking for "an experience"
Some notable Cha-Cha personalities are:
Me (haw-haw, just kidding)
Kathleen Wilson - music critic for The Stranger - less of a regular now she's on the wagon
John Atkins - former lead singer for 764-Hero and Friday night Cha-Cha bartender
The above mentioned Kim Warnick, typically on Saturday nights
Members of The Murder City Devils, ICQ, Carissa's Wierd, Modest Mouse, 764-Hero, KARP, etc etc etc.
Some Fun Cha-Cha Facts:
First bar I ever drank in
The only time I've ever been threatened with a deadly weapon was in the Cha-Cha
Best place in Seattle to attempt starfucker status
Chances are, if you go there tonight, I'll be there.