Drinking at home is like the elephant in the room: it’s only fun until you run out of peanuts. Stay stocked with today’s Groupon to The 5 Point Café. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a meal for two (up to a $40.50 value), which includes:
- Any appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Any two entrees (up to a $13 value each)
- Two soft drinks or coffee with free refills (up to a $2.25 value each)<p>
- For $10, you get $25 worth of diner fare and drinks.
The 5 Point has been slinging drinks and hearty eats to legions of loyal Seattleites for more than 82 years. Strong-arm a frill-free menu of hearty fare, served 24 hours a day. Beecher’s deep-fried cheese curds are served with garlic aioli sauce ($7) and signal the start of mealtime with squeaks of fresh-formed deliciousness. Emboldened appetites can opt for the 11-ounce chicken-fried steak, purported to be Seattle’s most mammoth meat serving, and sidekicked with country gravy and mashed potatoes ($11). Other 5 Point specialties include the Blue Plate meat loaf, mingling with mashed potatoes and gravy ($9), and the hot turkey sandwich, served with cranberry sauce on egg bread ($10). The menu also offers some lighter side surprises, such as the “No Huevos” Rancheros, made with tofu, black beans, corn, and guacamole ($8). Along with their meal, diners sip refillable sodas ($2 each) or recharge with bottomless Caffe Vita coffees ($2.25 each).
The 5 Point exhibits a number of notable attractions, such as a neon sign that brazenly brags about the café’s propensity to “cheat tourists and drunks.” A singular atmosphere with loud tunes and an inked-up staff that serves stiff drinks lures all-night carousers, early-morning revelers, and midafternoon marauders to bask in the dive vibe of this Seattle staple.
The 5 Point Café
A review in the Stranger called The 5 Point Café “inarguably one of Seattle’s—indeed, the world’s—best dive bars.” The Seattle Times aptly described the eatery as “a rare blend of homespun and depraved,” a reputation it's honed since 1929. Founder C. Preston Smith cashed in at the end of Prohibition, but it was his son Dick who cemented 5 Point’s notoriety with various stunts. He installed a periscope in the men’s room that still stands today, looking out at the Space Needle, and he had bikini-clad waitresses on roller skates plug expired meters around the neighborhood, leaving friendly notes behind.
The 24-hour eatery serves breakfast all day and night to pair with stiff drinks and frothy beers poured along the bar. Hearty plates arrive loaded with eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and housemade spicy black beans or 1/3-pound burgers made from natural Oregon ground beef. Deep-fried jalapeno mac 'n' cheese balls lead off meals of open-faced turkey sandwiches or tofu scrambles that feature housemade curry.
415 Cedar St.
Seattle, Washington 98121