Twin Peaks season 3 might be over — though that may not be the last we hear from the David Lynch series — but if you’re looking to relive the magic, you might want to hop a plane to Seattle. The Lumber Yard gay bar in White Center, a Seattle suburb, is a lumber-themed all-inclusive bear bar, and it looks like the Log Lady’s vision of Heaven. (And, as we all know, in Heaven, everything is fine.)
Most Twin Peaks fans know the show took place in the titular, fictional Washington town. The bulk of the show’s exterior shots were also shot in Washington, in the towns of Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City. (Other exteriors were shot in Malibu, but hush.) So, what better way to top off a Twin Peaks tour than to stop by the Lumber Yard?
Even if you couldn’t care less about Laura Palmer or who Bob is, there’s still plenty there for you. The menu is very meat-focused, serving pastrami, brisket and cuban pork sliders, pork belly mac and cheese, brisket stew, meat balls and more. There’s even a mashed potato bar which sounds like a dream come true.
The Lumber Yard is owned by the married couple Nathan Adams and Michale Farrar. They say:
We opened the Lumber Yard because we love to entertain and socialize. Our home has always been a gathering place for friends and large events. We both have a background in Retail, love to cook, appreciate a good cocktail or glass of wine and felt this was our next logical step. We rely on these traits and favor Nathan’s southern roots (Arkansas), smoking our own meats and crafting cocktail with that Southern Tea influence.
Of course, like any good gay bar, the Lumber Yard hosts a number of events, from karaoke, to video nights and, of course, drag shows.
As The Stranger points out, gay bars are leaving the traditional gayborhood of Capitol Hill due to gentrification. Will White Center become the new hip gayborhood? Only time will tell, but The Lumber Yard is a good start!
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