Bar Type(s)
Happy Hour, Late Night, Recommended Menu
Description

Never have Seattle’s culinary cognoscenti gone so starry-eyed over a bar. That’s because Licorous, which means “tempting the appetite,” is really a culinary destination in the guise of a snazzy cocktail salon. Owner and chef John Sundstrom launched the gauzy mauve-and-persimmon spot as a holding pen for the overflow from his perpetually slammed restaurant Lark, two doors down, but his fastidious attention to the menu of small plates—bison tartine with huckleberries, Maine scallops over lemon cucumbers, richly nutty financier cakes lasciviously drenched in brown butter—vaults the food well out of the realm of bar nibbles. And though you can throw a stuffed olive these days and hit a mixologist, Licorous’s list of food-spirits pairings is a rare wonderment around here. (So is any place that stays open and pulsing and serving food till 1am.)

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