Seattle, Washington: Drinking Man

A parody of Seattle's famous silhouette "Hammering Man" sculpture. "Drinking Man" has a neanderthal skull and, driven by a small electric motor, hoists a beer bottle instead of a hammer.

Blue Moon Tavern

Address:
712 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA
Directions:
On the sidewalk outside the Blue Moon Tavern, which is on the north side of NE 45th St. between 7th and 8th Aves NE in Seattle's University District.
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Drinking Man

The Blue Moon Tavern in the U District opened in 1934, became a famous watering hole for university artistes, beat poets and activists. Later saved from demolition by preservationists and Blue Moon fans, the tavern was named as an official landmark in 1990.

The tavern now has an 8-foot replica of the Seattle Art Museum's Jonathan Borofsky "Hammering Man" sculpture on the sidewalk in front of the tavern. Unlike Hammering Man, the silhouette replica has a neanderthal shaped skull and, driven by a small electric motor, his arm hoists a beer bottle in place of the hammer.

[Lanny Shuman, 02/23/2002]

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