Pony (Closed Temporarily)

85% love it
GayCities Members report that Pony is temporarily closed, let us know if it has re-opened
Punk-rock, disco, and new wave
This dive bar pays tribute to the great West Village and Castro bars of the 1970s, occupying a 1930s-vintage gas station turned beloved hangout.


    • pnppig
      pnppig Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place is nothing but bitchy hipsters. You walk in and you're treated rudely avoid unless you into that.

    • DTracer
      DTracer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      good crowd, great patio
      On a warm summer night, the patio fills up and is a lovely place to hang out. The bar has an alternative feel but seems to me to be welcoming of all types and ages. I seem to wind up here every time I'm in Seattle. Not complaining.

    • TomSeattle
      TomSeattle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The bartender changed my tip from $1 to $10!!!!
      I went there the other night and had one drink for $5 and I tipped $1. I look at my account this morning and I notice that the Snarky bartender added and extra 0 making the tip $10.00. Beware of this place and of the bartenders.

    • rei009
      rei009 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      my favorite bar in the city
      I was visiting town for Warp Tour and stopped by this bar, went 2x favorite in the city , great vibe cheap drinks and hot gogo boys

    • braddallas
      braddallas Over a year ago

      Pony Express!!! O G in the house!

    • netboy2005
      netboy2005 Over a year ago

      They take tabbed out! A bit hipster, but good vibe.

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Edgie hipster neighborhood bar
      If you are looking for no thrills decor, where guys do guy things, and hot cocky bartenders... this is the place for you. If you like you bar to have a dance floor and your men dressed up and 100% pretty, then this place is not for you. ( Very similar to Mary's Bar in Atlanta ). I will say the bar is not a big bar... more on the neighborhood bar size. It has a 60's porn retro feel.

    • gentihomme
      gentihomme Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I call it "cozy"
      I've been going to Pony since they opened the new space and while it is TINY, that kinda makes it fun. The drink beer selection is basic but tasteful and almost everything else is delightfully not. Think hooters for men who like men amplified and then concentrated in one triangle of Capital Hill. The crowd is always friendly and the patio is mostly covered; must be Seattle. Good solid gay bar.

    • jernben
      jernben Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Creative idea with porn mags... wall paper..
      Owned and ran by queens...girls allowed.. no fun...yawn

    • vrenau
      vrenau Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Alternative Queer Bar
      Not your average gay bar. If you like the alternative scene of the NW this is the place to go. No diva music. No pretty preppy boys. It's more like a raunchy wilder crowd covered with piercings and tattoos (includings bartenders and go go boys).

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Like what it's trying to do, but...
      Love the idea behind Pony (gay grunge bar? awesome!), but the place is pretty lame. Staff and crowd are either cliquey or creepy. Strange layout too.

    • MatthewSeattle
      MatthewSeattle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place is a dump!
      Why bother? Bartenders are jerks. Place smells. SO many other better places to go in Seattle.

    • WestSeattle
      WestSeattle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Tried it several times, horrible bar tender, bad layout and seating, sooo many better places in the area for whatever you're after.

    • sketer
      sketer Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't bother
      Drunk straigh women, snippy bartenders...wow - with so many other GREAT "GAY" bars around. Don't bother with this place - way too small, way too much attitude. I have gone 3 times (just to give it a shot) EACH time, highly disappointed! Head to CC's, or Madison Pub - much better bars to start your evening.