Relocated and resurrected in 2009 after being demolished in 2007, Pony is an aggressively out-and-proud queer dive bar inspired by those of the 1970s West Village and Castro districts and remains one of the only standalone bars on Capitol Hill. Formerly a 1930s gas station, it's now one of the only gay bars with its own patio open year round (complete with a retractable roof and fire pit!). The vibe tends to be more punk/kink, while the crowd tends to be more alternative and soft grunge. Vintage gay porn covers the walls, genitals hang from the ceiling, and there's even a glory hole in the bathroom! Regularly changing (but always pre-scheduled and advertised) DJ lineups play a lot of punk rock, disco, new wave, and indie rock music.
Open M-Th 5p-2a, Fri-Sun 3p-2a.
Happy hour goes until 8pm every day and all night on Wednesdays and include $4 wells and $2 off all draft beers.
Full event calendar available online (ponyseattle.com)