The Off Ramp Cafe was a dive situated in an odd no-man's land corner of downtown Seattle. it was trapped between a concrete off-ramp from southbound Interstate 5 and the tangled intersections of Eastlake Avenue, Stewart Street, and John Street, and wedged below a massive wall of the Denny Way bridge over I-5. Finding the rather small 300 person capacity joint was a challenge and parking was near impossible, but those factors didn't prevent the venue from being a destination for bar patrons and indie music lovers alike. The venue was at the heart of the grunge explosion in the ’90s that changed Seattle and music forever; Pearl Jam’s first five shows were here. Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Mudhoney all cut their teeth here. Nirvana even debuted an early version of Aneurysm here in 1990, before it was changed for its official release the next year.
And if that's not enough history for you, this place actually goes way back: Originally constructed around 1908, the Off Ramp Cafe building at 109 Eastlake Avenue E hosted a succession of grocery stores and a pharmacy before becoming the site of an African American-oriented joint, the Town House Tavern, in 1951. The mid-1960s saw it become part of the giant A Go-Go discotheque (at 101 Eastlake Avenue E), and in the 1970s it was a jazz, R&B, and soul club called the Gallery Tavern and later the Funky Watergate disco. By the early 1980s it was recast as the Eastlake East Tavern, a lesbian-oriented disco, and then in 1986 the building's owner, Lee Rea, took over and began booking alternative rock bands into his Off Ramp Cafe. Nowadays the old space is still hosting shows, but as El Corazon and a their smaller venue, The Funhouse. It's been rumored for some time now that the space will be demo'd for yet another modern building of some sort, but that seems to remain just that - a rumor.
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