On Valentine's Day the Bottleneck Lounge opened its door (at 2328 E. Madison) on the site of the late lamented Fargonian Coffeehouse.
The bar is run by Erin Nestor, who lives in the Central Area, and her partner Rebecca Denk (who manages the Seattle Toys in Babeland, now called "Babeland"). I've exchanged phone messages with Erin, but haven't visited the bar or met here yet. From Erin's message:
Bar opens daily (except Mondays) at 4PM: bar phone # is (206) 323-1098.
I eagerly await your reports on the bar.
PS: visited early Saturday evening and met Erin. Bar seems to be everything that the comments say it is. And the food was yummy!