Friday, June 25, 2010

Babalu Got Some 'Splaining To Do


Babalu Street Scene
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
This is the only view Seattlites will get of the Babalu Mambo Room bar and night spot in Wallingford for awhile. It is from the sidewalk looking in.They've been forced to close or have all those pretty bottles confiscated by the state liquor control folks. Seems they got caught staying open for business after losing their liquor license in April. They'd long been out of compliance with regulations about serving food along with the hard alcoholic beverages available. Well, technically there was food on the menu: a $99 heat 'n eat TV dinner. I wonder how many of those have been purchased by the average patron? :-) And it was reported that employees of the Hawaiian restaurant next door would come over once a night to circulate food menus from that establishment. Kind of a creative way to handle the regulation to serve food, don't you think? That and the nearby hot dog stand outside. Now that they are closed pending the granting of a new license, you'll have to mosey down 45th to other popular neighborhood watering holes for that Friday night after work happy hour with friends and a set by a local band. Me, I just liked the orange interior contrasting with the blue evening light of the street scene outside in this reflection.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

Awww, Ricky....

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

July 1, the theme for city daily photo is reflection. Something like this would be just perfect!!!

Jan
GDP

Stacey Dawn said...

Crackin me up this morning!!

Small City Scenes said...

It's gorgeous--like an indoor sunset.

Aw Ricky is right. MB

Peaboy said...

One of the most beautiful nightclubs in Seattle that is located in completely the wrong neighborhood.

Bob Crowe said...

I'd come if I had a chance. My dear old friend Jessie lives at 48th and Wallingford. And damn those authorities with no sense of fun.

T. Becque said...

Too bad, looks like a neat place. Your shot is really beautiful.

Randy said...

Nice shot. It really makes you want to see more. Love the rich color.

Meg in Nelson said...

Looks fancy. But $99 dinner? There is a very popular pub in town where they do serve snacks, but if you'd like, you can order Italian from the Italian place next door. I'm sure they are legit, though, because there's a lot of waitresses rushing back and forth.

Bibi said...

Brattcat always beats me to it! I too think of Ricky Arnaz when I hear Babalu. Love this reflection.

Virginia said...

Well I like it too. Too bad they couldn't get their act together. You shoulda held onto this one till Theme Day. Well I"ll bet you have a door buster for us in your back pocket! :)
V