The newcomers are attracted in part to that sleepy, working man atmosphere - an atmosphere which is slowly but surely being over-layed by their future. In consequence there is a palpable desire to seek out and experience the authentic "Old Ballard", before it goes the way of Fremont.
|There's a story behind the antlers|
The Lockspot is not a place to go to "be seen". Seattle has plenty of those - if that's what you want, you should go to one of them. If instead, you want the best fish n' chips to be had in Seattle in a comfortable, laid-back, homey environment, this is the place for you. And as you might expect from a neighborhood establishment, families and kids are frequent patrons.
I'm not sure how, but The Lockspot survived its contact with fame essentially untouched... it was featured in the "Deadliest Catch" TV series, but the only real evidence of this is that you can buy "Deadliest Bar" T-shirts there. And a poster signed by the crew of the boats in the series (yes, they are real boats) hangs by the cash register. As you might expect from a Ballard staple, fame did not go to its head.
|Pam & Adolph|
If you go, tell Pam & Adolph that Bob & Jane say, "Hi!"