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The Wick opened earlier this year right by Seattle Pacific University and is a new mecca for bike lovers from all walks of life. (Photo Courtesy: The Wick)

Biker bars are the best bars, and here are our 5 favs

Are you into the idea of being ride or die but don't even know how to ride a bike? No worries, we've got you covered. Find your baddest leather jacket and make your way over to the following five biker themed hangs in town. Pedal to the metal!

The Wick Motorcycles & Coffee
The Wick opened earlier this year right by Seattle Pacific University and is a new mecca for bike lovers from all walks of life. Located just next door to MotoShed (a self service repair shop for bikes), this stylish coffee shop has vibes for days. Grab an iced americano or beer (depending on the time of day) and kick back for some primo people watching. The airy spot features a roll up gate in the front, so you can soak in all of summer's very best hours. The Wick has some of the coolest merch around, so spring for a graphic hoodie for the warming weather or raccoon emblazoned baseball tee after placing your order.

Smarty Pants
Located in Georgetown, Smarty Pants is a dive-y biker bar resplendent with bikes on display above the entrance, cheap beer, stiff drinks and the race usually on the tube. The sandwiches here are hearty and will definitely aid in revving up your engine for a full day out on the road (or in the air conditioned office, we won't tell). The happy hour here is solid (Monday through Saturday from 4-7pm and 10pm-12am) and features two bucks PBRs and super cheap snacks.

9 LB Hammer
Also in the neighborhood, 9 LB Hammer is a Georgetown biker mainstay that slings great local beer ($4 Lucille during happy hour!), legit bar food and free peanuts. Camp out in front of the pinball machine with an ice cold beer in hand or roll up to the bar and grab a cold pitcher for the gang to enjoy over a game of pool. 9 LB is definitely one of the funnest hangs you'll find in the neighborhood.

The Fuse Box Moto
The Fuse Box is a moto tavern just off Aurora in Fremont that should perfectly satisfy that hog loving, tire squealing obsessed side of you. For lovers of vintage motorbikes or just lovers of beer, wine, cider and coffee, Fuse Box is the perfect neighborhood spot to enjoy a warm summer night. A used motorbike store lives right next door so beware or making brash decisions while hanging out at the Box.

The Central Saloon
While not technically a biker bar, a high percentage of the clientele here are bikers and it's not hard to imagine you've been whisked back to a time when smoking was allowed indoors and burly leather clad men lined the bar. Originally opened in 1892 as The Central, the bar has endured many different incarnations throughout the decades, though the vibe prevails. Take in a bit of Seattle history at this historic watering hole and make sure not to tick off the regulars (just kidding, they're great).


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