Behind Bars

Meet the Sovereign, a Funky Addition to Pioneer Square

Our oldest neighborhood's newest subterranean bar is a tropical art deco getaway.

08/22/2017 By Stefan Milne

Best Restaurants 2017

Seattle's Best New Bars That Are Secretly Dining Destinations

Remember when Seattle’s bars and restaurants were kind of indistinguishable? These newcomers are proudly, defiantly drink destinations, two from the same pair of local beverage luminaries. And yet we keep coming back for the food.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Industry Haunts: 4 Bartenders Pick Their Favorite Bars

Ever wonder where Seattle bartenders like to drink when they're off the clock?

08/15/2017 By Stefan Milne

Jackpot City

A Pinball Rebirth Is Happening in Seattle

With internationally ranked champs and more machines than any other region, the retro game is decidedly back.

07/14/2017 By Rosin Saez

Pike Place Bar-Ket

Best Pike Place Market Drinking

From made-right-here beer to seriously excellent cocktails.

06/27/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Pet Guide

What's the Deal with Dogs at Bars?

The city loves its pooches and its pours, but a place with both at once is as elusive as a speakeasy.

04/17/2017 By Allison Williams

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Belltown Brewing Is Back in Black

The former Bell and Whete may look a little elegant for a neighborhood brewpub, but it delivers a surprisingly raucous weekday happy hour.

04/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Bar Charlie Lands Safely on Stone Way

How Wallingford's seaplane bar balances its theme while keeping things casual.

03/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Review

New Luck Toy Insists It's a Bar, but the Food's the Charm

Ma‘ono chef Mark Fuller is the guy behind the menu of updated honey pecan prawns, barbecued pork, and the best General Tso’s chicken to ever come in contact with disposable chopsticks.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Cursed Oak Keeps It Crafty and Approachable

A venerable temple of mixology it's not. But Belltown's newest cocktail bar is still a place to hang out whether or not you know anything about Chartreuse or barrel-aged manhattans.

02/01/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Elevated Sailor Fare at the Helm

The new addition to 36th Street in Fremont never strays too far from the sea. But don't call it another nautical bar.

01/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Sully's Snowgoose Saloon Is Shelter in a Storm

It's cold outside. Forgo the blankets and Netflix for a night and warm your bones at Phinney Ridge's very own wintery cottage.

12/20/2016 By Darren Davis

Kick It

6 Places to Watch the MLS Cup

Unless you're flying to Toronto , the best place to watch the championship game is out with fellow Seattleites. Visit these bars to drink beer, incite chants, and scream at televisions.

12/07/2016 By Darren Davis

Rousing Spirits

5 Surreal Seattle Bars Worthy of Halloween Imbibing

These joints bring the strange yearlong and are especially fitting places to sip this season.

10/25/2016 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Cocktail in Profile: Untitled at Percy’s and Co.

Brody Craig combines his love of amaro and infused liquors.

10/04/2016 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Build a Home Bar

Celebrate the sauce with a deluxe cocktail corner or a well-stocked bar cart.

09/27/2016 By Darren Davis

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Upper Bar Ferdinand Defies Expectations In The Best Possible Way

A hit of New York, by way of a Northwest meadow, Matt Dillon’s Chophouse Row wine bar actually highlights Japanese seafood.

08/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Behind Bars

Cocktail in Profile: Super Shandy at Mollusk

Brewmaster Cody Morris layers a boozy backbone into the classic shandy.

07/29/2016 By Stefan Milne