The pressed tin ceiling is a notable design feature, so's the antique armoire behind the bar, not to mention the mirrors and the dark wood everywhere. Your typical neighborhood speakeasy, in other words. In this case, the neighborhood's Lower Queen Anne, and the bar, called Tin Lizzie Lounge, is right across the street from the brassy Toulouse Petit. It opened two weeks ago and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food service begins at 6:30 a.m.
But this Lizzie doesn't flaunt her stuff like that Nawlins Harlot. She's hidden inside one of the most historic (and under-appreciated) buildings in Seattle, the stately brick MarQueen Hotel. Built in 1918, the MarQueen originally housed the Seattle Engineering School, where blacksmiths were retrained to work as automobile mechanics. (There used to be a huge Ford Motor Company factory at the Lake Union end of Mercer, now occupied by a Public Storage.) Remodeled as a hotel, the MarQueen's lobby features beveled glass doors, Alaskan marble, terrazzo floors and a grand staircase leading to the guest rooms.
[Photo: MarQueen Hotel / Facebook]