Washington February 01, 2018
The Oldest Bar In Washington Has A Fascinating History
epic happy hours to our rooftop options, the bar scene in Washington is definitely top notch. But there’s something especially charming about our longest continuously operated bar, which is world famous thanks in part to a certain TV show from the 90s.
Located in Roslyn, The Brick Saloon has been open since 1889. It's the oldest operating bar in the state.
You may recognize this place from the offbeat '90s show, Northern Exposure.
Although the town on the show was supposed to be Sicily, Alaska, no one bothered to change the name of the bar.
You'd better behave when you visit this saloon -- there's a set of jail cells in the basement.
The jail cells are remnants of set of an old Dick Van Dyke movie called 'The Runner Stumbles' that was filmed here in 1979.
The back bar is 100 years old and originally from England.
It was purchased in Portland after following the European shipping lanes around Cape Horn.
These days, The Brick is a laid back spot for locals to come and enjoy a good meal and pleasant conversation.
Much of its history is still on display, including some of the original furniture made by the Sears and Roebuck Company and a turn-of-the-century safe.
In a state where so much has changed in the last century, The Brick Saloon remains a steady and sturdy fixture in this historic mining town.
The next time you're in the area, stop in and you'll see why this place is so special.
Have you been inside Washington’s oldest bar? How about
our oldest restaurant?