Wardog's Taproom

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Wardog's Taproom
Rundown bar in North Tacoma
Owner is rumored to be an ex-shadowrunner, but that may just be the chrome
Location Creator kurczdmadman
Archetype Bar
IC Owner Wardog
Metroplex Seattle
Neighborhood Tacoma, near the docks
Background Count 1 (Shamanism)
Noise 2


The bartender and proprieter is Watchdog. Rumors are that the place is going under, but.... that's been true for almost 2 years now. No one knows how it stays in business

Distinctive Features


This bar is located about 5 minutes south of the Tacoma docks. The exterior is a simple brick cube, with an AR logo with a simple text proclaiming it to be Watchdog's Taproom. There's an image behind the logo that looks like a raging bulldog. You get the distinct feeling that whoever put it together knows very little about using the Matrix.


The interior is dimly lit (dim lighting) and there are only a few patrons, most times of the day. At night, it might be about half-full, playing some western-inspired music. There's a jukebox in the corner. The jukebox itself is non functional, but there is an ARO menu that pops up as you approach it that you can use to request a song. Watchdog is pretty much always bartending, but he at night he is also assisted by a female human in her early 30s.


When a meeting is setup, a particular drink is given as a codeword. Runners order the drink, and Watchdog generally just jerks a thumb at a door labeled Employee's Only. For secrecy's sake, it is best to perform these meeting when the bar is not super full (usually between 11 AM and 5 PM, the Happy hour crew hits around 6) Through the employee's only entrance, past several kegs, there's a door which buzzes as they get close (a camera is watching them so that Watchdog knows when to buzz them in). The room is shielded by a Faraday Cage and a F6 Astral Barrier (set by Spitfire).

IC Information

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Watchdog is a local bar, owned by an ork.
3 The bar is not affiliated with any organizations. It's rumored that Watchdog used to be a runner, and that the bartender who's there on some evenings is an old running partner.
6 Watchdog is a wiz decker who retired. He never did like being showy, which might explain the nondescript logo. The second bartender is a current runner named Spitfire and a decently powered mage. The bar's main source of revenue is it's meeting room, which is shielded from both the matrix and astral.

Area Knowledge:Seattle Table

Threshold Result
1 It's one of the bars near the docks in Tacoma
3 Kinda rundown and not super popular, it's a wonder the place is still in business.
5 This particular bar is actually a popular location for clandestine meetings, due to the discretion of the owner and the private room in the back.

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