The Kangaroo & Kiwi proudly boasts that it's the only authentic Australian pub in the Pacific Northwest. And for 11 years, its Greenlake location attracted

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The Kangaroo & Kiwi proudly boasts that it's the only authentic Australian pub in the Pacific Northwest. And for 11 years, its Greenlake location attracted both Aussies and non-Aussies alike who wanted to watch rugby, chow down on meat pies, and of course drink beer. This June, the K&K moved to Ballard and—here's what's impressive—so did its patrons. Owner Brad Howe says that his regulars have changed zip codes to remain close to their beloved watering hole. More surprisingly, those devoted drinkers who now call Ballard home are American, not Australian. Howe chalks up the K&K's widespread appeal to its laid-back Down Under vibe. "In Australia, the pub is not a 'scene,' " he explains. "It's a place to get together with your friends whether things are going good or bad. Americans who might not have necessarily seen that before have really embraced it." Cheers, mate. ERIKA HOBART 2026 N.W. Market St., 297-0507, kangarooandkiwi.com

 
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