Bar Type(s)
Wine Bar

Say wine bar. Say cheese and charcuterie. Say Romanesque moldings, burgundy walls, dark woodwork, candle-lit. Though true, these scarcely conjure Underbelly. The Pioneer Square bar occupies a below-ground space on the corner of First and Washington, but a streak of subterranean fun mediates its standard trappings: the cracked tile floor, the candles more two-bit seance than violin romance. Wines are natural and decently priced—eight dollars for a quaffable house red, $12 for a brisk and nicely tannic cabernet franc blend—but the beer and cocktail lists are plenty robust. Perhaps the food best typifies the space. Get the cheese board, sure, but you’re just as well off with the hot dog or the French Nachos, both of which involve baguettes draped with melted, comfortingly salty raclette.


119 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Sun–Wed 2–11<br>Thu–Sat 2–2