PM Rain in Seattle.
With a high of 61 F,
and a low of 51 F.
Another Seattle gem gone. The Last Exit On Brooklyn quickly became a favored hang out for UW students. If you’ve ever written a poem, or if perhaps you reflected on the cherry blossoms in the quad for a minute too long, you’d end up at the Last Exit at least some of the time, and the other times you’d be buying a Rainier Beer or a Schlitz, or whatever beer was on discount over at The Blue Moon Tavern.
The Last Exit On Brooklyn offered a different sort of an answer to a coffee shop. In 1967 there was a buzzing in the air that lasted into the 70s, you were going to save the world or at least have some fun watching others try. You’d come here to play a game of chess, listen to music (especially some jazz), smoke a cigarette as you sip your well brewed and thought out coffee. Maybe you’d take a date, or maybe you’d start a new conversation entirely. Smelling of Marlboro, coffee and that sort of crispness that fall air has, this was one shop that created memories.
Sadly, the Last Exit took its exit and the building is now owned by UW.