Tin Room is the hangout every neighborhood wishes it had: rich with history, gushing atmosphere, overflowing with regulars, and spot-on at delivering the very eats and drinks we crave. Note the corrugated tin walls and sheet metal roller above the long bar—markers of this skinny room’s past life as Ernie and Phyllis Eder’s Hi-Line Tin Shop. (Eder’s old benches inlaid with his tin templates serve as tables.) Maybe it’s this deeply authentic sense of place, or the fact that the noshes are consistently better than they need to be (grilled marinated flank steak sandwich with cilantro aioli and grilled meatloaf with mushroom bourbon gravy). Perhaps it’s the enchanting fact that they insist upon making all their cocktails with fresh-squeezed juices and nary a mix in sight. Whatever the reason, Burien oldsters, families, and after-work cocktailers have embraced the Tin Room as their “third place” of choice.