At Large Whalemaker!
posted by July 8 at 15:00 PMon
Is Ivar’s on Lake Union actually serving a cocktail that contains Lake Union water, as stated in a recent press release? The answer is no, the drink is dreadful anyway, and the happy-hour food, which all used to be $2.50 and worth it, has gone up in price and is not (see debate here).
However, the bar at Ivar’s on Lake Union has a sparkly water view and a big lakeside deck, and it is called the Whalemaker Lounge. The Whalemaker Lounge does contain whalemakers: two preserved Orca phalli, which Ivar is said to have acquired from the Hells Angels of Alaska. Here is one (man shown for scale):
You can boat right up to the deck (some guy standing beneath a whalemaker: “I kayaked here! It’s really scary and I suck at it”).
The people at Ivar’s also emailed about new daily $4 drink specials. Today: the mysterious Captain’s Choice (straight rum, gulped between verses of a sea chantey?). Tomorrow: “The ‘Tidy Bowl’…with its murky-yet-tasty mix of Absolut Citron, Absolut Raspberry, Lemonade and Blue Curacao and the piece de resistance: a floating Tootsie Roll garnish!” Like the Lake Union Water cocktail, this is best left in the realm of the imagination (and jettisoned quickly from there). However, beer and wine are $3.25 at happy hour, which includes the deck and begins in a half-hour.