Day 17: A Dive Bar Advent Calendar - Marco Polo Bar & Grill"/>
Our tribute to the holiday services provided by Seattle's Best Dive Bars continues with the Marco Polo Bar & Grill (5613 4th Ave. S.).
I heart you Georgetown, but while Airport Way stays busy being cool, Marco Polo dominates Georgetown West with some of the same food, atmosphere and drink specials as the outlander approved future dives to the east, for a little bit less all around. The real kicker that draws me back to this place?
The service is exemplary. For fried chicken, jo-jos and beer and an atmosphere that looks like a far-flung Moose Lodge, Marco Polo's crack staff stays on top of the details like a three-star joint, offering a warm welcome for all. That's why the after work crowd fills the place nightly, as well as for the pull tabs, pool tables and cheap domestics. All the dive bar touchstones are represented here, along with some of the city's best fried chicken.