Seattle Pet Guide

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

Behind Bars

5 Questions for the Bartender: Bryce Sweeney of Woodblock

On the pleasures of drinking whiskey from an empty marrow bone.

06/02/2016 By Stefan Milne

Critic's Notebook

Bike Cafes Are Seattle’s New Thing

And not a minute too soon for this gorgeous weekend.

06/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

JarrBar Turns a Storage Closet Into a Spanish-Style Watering Hole

The tiny space beneath Pike Place Market feels like Europe on Western Ave.

05/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

5 Questions for the Bartender: Cara Stuber of Bar Noroeste

Let her pour you a sip of mescal or send a michelada your way.

05/03/2016 By Sophia Lizardi

Pour

Cloudburst and Optimism Breweries Demonstrate the Full Spectrum of Drinking Local

One is a beer temple, one is a beer den—and Seattle's beer culture definitely needs them both.

04/25/2016 By Allecia Vermillion