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

Last Call

End of an Era: Spur Has Closed

Dana Tough and Brian McCracken's Belltown gastropub said goodbye last week.

04/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Bar Harbor Brings Oysters and Lobster Rolls to South Lake Union

Maine meets the Northwest meets oysters on a huge deck.

04/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Georgetown

Cocktails, tallboys, and chili.

04/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Ballard

Hello, sailor

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Columbia City

The Rainier Avenue bar crawl

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis