The Old Red Robin Tavern has to be included in this selection of historical hangouts, as it was a major Seattle gathering spot in the 1960’s and had quite a previous history at its location next to the south side of University Bridge on Fuhrman Avenue E and Eastlake Avenue.  It subsequently went through some shocking changes that altered its character forever, and even today is continuing to shock – myself at any rate as this property is now being converted to a large apartment complex and retail space to be ponderously perched over Portage Bay.