It's common to see farms, flowers, and probably some upcoming constructions as you drive down a highway. But have you ever come across a ginormous 25-foot coffee pot just hanging out by the side of the road? Well, Puget Sounders can actually boast of such a roadside attraction in Washington. And there's a bar inside!
Located in Tacoma, Bob's Java Jive is an iconic coffee pot-shaped structure that has stood its ground for over 90 years.
It might have once served as a drive-thru diner, a speakeasy, and a restaurant even, but now, you'll find a dive bar with live music and karaoke within its walls. You can see it for yourself from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m every day.
Speaking of funky decor, there are artworks of UFOs and safari scenes painted on the walls.
Two chimpanzees, Java and Jive apparently lived here too, banging on drum kits, making music.
This spot has quite a musical history. Stars like the rockband The Ventures were the house band until they attained national fame.
On some nights, for an entry fee of $5, you'll still be able to check out some local musicians cranking out.
You can expect a selection of classic American beers on tap and wines to get your booze on before you hit the karaoke with your pals.
The food is inexpensive as it gets too.
You can get an assortment of burgers, hand-cut chili cheese fries, corndogs, cheese sticks, nuggets, poppers, and spring rolls ranging between $3.25 and $8.50.
Like this one, Washington is full of roadside crowd-pleasers.
Bob's Java Jive
When: Every day from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Address: 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA
Why You Need To Go: To experience a dive bar + karaoke inside a gigantic coffee pot!