Bar Type(s)
Wine Bar

A textbook exemplar of that burgeoning new dining category, the cocktail and nosh lounge, is this Phinney Ridge winner. A former Carmelita chef and server joined forces—first to create a son named Oliver, then his namesake lounge. It’s got a long bar and arty persimmon walls, pillowed banquettes and dusky illumination (and perpetually steamed windows), as well as a teensy kitchen. Still, that kitchen produces nibbles—not so much dinners as elements of dinners—which showcase an artful aesthetic, from garlic truffle-salted popcorn to a frisky bread salad to the best grilled cheese you’ve ever had. And to accompany, substantial cocktails like a grapefruity vermouth number called the Sowerberry.

Oliver's Twist

6822 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103
Sun–Tue 5pm–10pm <br> Wed–Sat 5pm–11pm <br> Mon 5pm–11pm

Oliver's Twist Magnolia

3217 W McGraw Street, Seattle, WA, 98199
Magnolia  • 
Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight <br> Fri–Sat 4pm–midnight