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Shorty's

Dive Bar, Arcade, and Hot Dog Joint$$$$
Belltown, Seattle
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  • The arcade games at Shorty's is a can't miss
  • Amanda T.
    "Great spot to grab a beer and play some pinball."(23 Tips)
    bobdrawson
    "If you are afraid of clowns, not your place."(4 Tips)
    Rainbeau
    "Old arcade games + cheap beers"(3 Tips)
    Susi S.
    "Best PBR I've tasted."(2 Tips)
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  • bobdrawson
    bobdrawsonFebruary 7, 2013
    If you are afraid of clowns, not your place. But if you want a awesome local seen with some classic pinball you're at the right place. They also have Golden tee here.
  • Phill R.
    Phill RameyJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of pinball machines. Food options are quick, simple (hot dogs and nachos), and good for washing down with a cold beer.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    Remember how much fun the carnival was as a kid? Okay, now add a fully stocked bar and you understand the idea behind this place. Order a blue moon, hold the orange, and find the Pinball Cove.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauMarch 17
    Great spot to grab a beer and play some pinball. They also have Whack A Mole!!!
  • Susi S.
    Susi StuartJune 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The hot dogs are amazing (duh), the beer is cheap (again, duh), and the bartenders are very rad if you're not an asshole. It's my replacement for Minneapolis' Triple Rock.
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderJune 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot! One of the quirkiest bars I've ever been to. Fun for all ages! Alcohol and video games? How can you go wrong?
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 10, 2016
    Pinball, pbr, and friendly dog roaming are only some things that make it totally awesome
  • marguerite c.
    marguerite cottrellAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    everything about this place is awesome. service and pinball cannot be beat. clientele is another matter
  • M F.
    M FongAugust 20, 2012
    Killer drinks and good vibe in the Belltown area. Sit in a chair in the back and spin around until you get sick.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 28, 2015
    Semi-dive bar with good drinks & games. Only bummer is all the smokers standing near the outside tables.
  • Jason
    JasonJune 7, 2012
    Get the cream cheese and melted cheddar cheese on top of your all beef dog. Messy but delicious!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChailleJuly 19, 2010
    A step up from the game room and copper top bar you pass to get here. Low key hip, out of the way and a great place to chill. Cash only!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AbelNovember 16, 2011
    Play the boxing pinball machine... as a guy who group up with pinball machines at his house it is one of the best.
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesMay 12, 2010
    A haunt for many bartenders. Those aren't slot machines you're hearing. They're pinball machines. Hot dogs, popular not just for the hung-over at night but also for the hungry during the day. Read more
  • DRAZ
    DRAZApril 19, 2014
    Skip the bar put a fiver in the change machine and go hit the pinball machines in the next room. My favorite second on the left.
  • Desmond C.
    Desmond ClarkNovember 15, 2013
    Check out the trophy room. It's at the very back. It's an experience, if it's open...
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 28, 2013
    "A legendary spot that draws all types of personalities, from professional cooks to hipster douchebags."
  • Mike B.
    Mike BerlinMay 23, 2012
    I don't care what anyone says, Arabian Nights is the best machine. Soooo much fun!
  • William B.
    William BettertonFebruary 22, 2014
    Such a fun dive bar with great pinball.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LindbergAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Any idiot that thinks Game Works has better pinball has never been to Game Works and apparently came to Shorty's after a bad weekend. These games are old but well maintained. Alas, they do break.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogFebruary 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bar with decent hot dogs.
  • Terrence
    TerrenceSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    check the trophy room in the back and sit in the captain chairs
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenSeptember 25
    Clown themed pinball and hot dog bar
  • Johan L.
    Johan LieuSeptember 2, 2013
    Cheap beers and arcade games. Frickin' amazing.
  • Troy M.
    Troy MorrisJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour all day Sunday. Opens at noon, so be prepared for a long day, but happy day
  • Jjjust-In B.
    Jjjust-In BairdJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be brave! Jawn's infusions WILL make you feel adventurous, loved and wild!
  • Darmok (.
    Darmok (Edison Carter)January 17, 2014
    The veal should be tried at least once.
  • Desmond C.
    Desmond ClarkNovember 15, 2013
    The men's soon has special music over the urinal that you should hear.
  • Jeremy E.
    Jeremy EdwardsJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the number three, a beer and your done.
  • Felix L.
    Felix LFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check the pinball machines for extra credits
  • Jess M.
    Jess MJuly 8, 2012
    Stewie's mini-pinball is where it's at!
  • Timbuk2
    Timbuk2May 9, 2013
    Dive bar indeed - with lots and lots of pinball.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The salvation of Belltown. Come here to escape the bar scene without escaping the bars.
  • Erik T.
    Erik TelfordAugust 29, 2011
    Their daiquiri will sneak right up on you
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MooreMarch 13, 2013
    Booze and Pinball. Great ambiance.
  • Cat V.
    Cat VerliccoSeptember 3, 2014
    Bar tender provided good customer service
  • Shri c.
    Shri colDecember 30, 2016
    $5 bullet bourbon happy hr
  • Ian M.
    Ian MurphyMarch 20, 2013
    Great for pinball!
  • Silvia A.
    Silvia AdrianaFebruary 3, 2016
    Hotdogs, beer and pinball! It's a fun place.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DonnellyJuly 25, 2014
    The jukebox rocks...and don't play garbage cuz they'll shut it down. Thankfully!!
  • Susi S.
    Susi StuartJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best PBR I've tasted.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.August 24, 2016
    Check out all the games
  • Desmond C.
    Desmond ClarkNovember 15, 2013
    Have a drink and check out the tables at the booth.
  • DigitalAJ
    DigitalAJMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham's. All the ways every day.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McmastersSeptember 7, 2014
    Everything
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HermansyahJanuary 14, 2011
    Love this bar, it's my favorite in Seattle!!!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CalderoneApril 30, 2013
    Family Guy domination
  • Rainbeau
    RainbeauNovember 1, 2016
    Old arcade games + cheap beers
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BeeAugust 6, 2012
    Sluuuuushhhhieeeees. Do not believe for a moment that because they're frozen, they won't get you plastered.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CrookMarch 31, 2014
    The pinball bar.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WorkmanNovember 5, 2011
    Post up at the Monster Bash machine. Best Pin Ever!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KruegerMarch 31, 2010
    Evil Knievel pinball is busted, but you can keep getting free games for over 200,000 pts if you keep hitting the 3000 pt hole near the top.
  • Andres d.
    Andres de VivancoAugust 24, 2013
    check out the new wizard of oz
  • Andres d.
    Andres de VivancoAugust 25, 2013
    best bar in Seattle
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WiseApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hi to cheese boat!
  • Brendon C.
    Hot dogs are left out all day, eat at your own risk. Haha Seattle's number three place for hot dogs, are you kidding. Don't believe the hype, this place is a joke.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McAlearneyAugust 7, 2010
    Perfect pour of Guinness, with a shamrock on top.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SippleMay 1, 2011
    Best Chicago dog in town.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MaycockJanuary 22, 2011
    I played adams family for 93 minutes - try to top that
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GagnonMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    See Jawn in the back bar on Thursdays. Order a Durango 95.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SarracinoDecember 9, 2010
    $2 Olympias in the can, why would you even think about ordering anything else?
  • Chris Gunrack
    Chris GunrackAugust 12, 2014
    So I hear you like maniacal clowns?
  • The C.
    The CoreyNovember 27, 2011
    Hot dogs pinball
  • Pia J.
    Pia JohnsOctober 13, 2011
    Big Buck Hunter World
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthMay 25, 2015
    Moron doesn't recognize a NY-issued state ID. Get a passport and a better attitude you dick.
  • lindsay p.
    lindsay parkhurstJune 3, 2012
    Watch out for the creepy clowns!
  • DigitalAJ
    DigitalAJMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink simply.
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BourneSeptember 1, 2011
    Love this bar!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BellDecember 5, 2010
    love the nacho's
  • Zoey Z.
    Zoey ZhouJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Slushies !!!
  • Kelley
    KelleyMay 27, 2010
    Play at least 3 games of pinball.
  • Dean H.
    Dean HamackApril 10, 2011
    Shut up and enjoy your Ozzy.
  • Gorilla F.
    Gorilla FCJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Medieval madness rules. Veggie chili cheese dogs!
  • Paul J.
    Paul JJune 6, 2010
    Can you find the secret trophy room?
  • Grundle !.
    Grundle !November 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Give me a hug.
  • Kim M.
    Kim ManisJanuary 8, 2011
    Hipster or homeless?
  • Jason S.
    Jason Spoor-HarveyJuly 10, 2010
    Nothing says I love u like a cheese dribble for less than a dollar.
  • Grundle !.
    Grundle !December 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Give me your ID, not your attitude.
  • Angus L.
    Angus LoganMay 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Midnight pinball challenge
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