THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

Lindy's red lion

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BEST DIVE BAR

Location: 2040 I St. NW

Runner up: Dan’s Cafe, Red Derby

 

In a neighborhood full of overpriced salads, it’s a relief to just grab a drink and bite to eat without the farm-to-table label. And since McFadden’s closed, it’s also your nearest dive bar.

 

At Lindy’s, you trade aesthetics for cheap eats and drinks. The bar needs a good mop and better lighting, but it’s burgers, like the Carnegie Double Burger and the Robert Burger ($6 each), plus Guinness for $3 make up for what the it lacks in visual appeal.

 

Other menu options include a buffalo chicken sandwich, Philly cheese steak and grilled cheese. And even paired with a drink, it’s easy to nosh for under $10.

 

- Jeanine Marie