Literary Libations

5 Bars Perfect for Reading

Hit these spots to combine two of Seattle's favorite pursuits: books and booze.

02/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

Drink This Here: No Rules Moscow Mule at Phở Bắc Súp Shop

This pho-ified take on the Moscow Mule is just what you want in mid-winter.

02/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

5 Downtown Happy Hours You Can Actually Make It To

Good deals, long or accessible hours, awesome bars—what’s not to love?

02/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

News You Can Booze

New Bar Black Cat Slinks into Belltown

Canon alumni, Dustin Haarstad chef Andrew Cross, along with Paul Blake of Unicorn are opening a watering hole on First Avenue with plenty of old soul.

02/05/2018 By Rosin Saez

Bar Stool Dispatch

Mr. Darcy’s, Belltown's Lowkey Cocktail and Wine Bar

Good prices, a friendly staff, a low noise levels make this a solid addition to Second Ave.

01/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

5 Tasting Rooms to Try in SoDo

As wineries, distilleries, and breweries boom in the neighborhood, it’s quickly becoming the sampling capital of the city

01/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

Drinking Light: 4 Places to Find Lower Alcohol Drinks

Because nobody likes the word mocktail.

01/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Cidergeist

Locust Cider Lands in Ballard

The Woodinville company brings the neighborhood its first cider taproom.

01/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

Dead Line Goes 'Great Gatsby' on Pioneer Square

The cocktail lounge offers art-deco glitz and more than a little class-based discomfort at First and Yesler.

12/12/2017 By Stefan Milne

Sake Talk

Will Sake Finally Have a Moment in Seattle?

Two of the buzziest new Japanese restaurants both have a draw aside from the food: serious sake programs.

12/06/2017 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Spirits

5 Winter Cocktails to Warm You

Because in the dark of winter sometimes you need to get a little lit.

11/30/2017 By Stefan Milne

On The Rocks

Neighborhood In Flux: How Belltown Is Dealing with Its Growing Pains

Wedged between the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, this Seattle neighborhood is a gritty, historic icon of its own. And the community is fighting to keep it that way.

11/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Behind Bars

The Wine Station—Beacon Hill’s Pretenseless New Wine Nook

The new wine spot lands by the light rail station with a mission of approachability and inclusiveness.

11/02/2017 By Stefan Milne

Tiki Tidings

Navy Strength Brings Philippine Flavors to New (Bigger) Menu

Also, with more offerings comes more talent: Alexus Williams joins the team as sous chef.

10/25/2017 By Rosin Saez

Behind Bars

Coming Soon: East Trading Company on Pike Street

The apothecary bar from the owner of Eastern Cafe and Oasis Bubble Tea will open in the former Sun Liquor Distillery space.

10/24/2017 By Stefan Milne

Paradise Reconsidered

Seattle's Tiki Bar Scene Makes a Comeback

From Trader Vic’s to Hula Hula, the city has a long, complicated history with tiki bars. Its newest, Navy Strength, is well aware.

10/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Commonwealth Evokes an Older Belltown

The new bar from Pintxo owners brings southern food and a lounge vibe to Bell Street.

10/10/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Enter Standard Brewing's New Taproom

And find something old and reliable: a bar.

10/03/2017 By Stefan Milne

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