Best of the City

Seattle's Best Neighborhood Bars

Your guide to the 53 greatest dives, hideaways, lounges, and beer dens in the city.

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Darren Davis

Sibling Bars

Stateside's Eric Johnson Is Opening a Cocktail Lounge Next Door

Meet Foreign National, a dark den of drinks and snacks from one of the most accomplished new restaurants in town.

02/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

5 (More) Questions for the Bartender: Anu Elford of Rob Roy

On ice, travel, and one unexplained interlude with a dude in a carrot costume.

02/01/2016 By Greg Young

Expansion Mode

Josh Henderson Will Open a Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in the New Thompson Seattle Hotel

And at the chef's table: 13- to 18-course tasting menus based on the geography of Washington.

01/27/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Pour

The Call of El Sirenito

Fonda La Catrina’s new sibling seafood bar is every bit as special as its taco-loving progenitor.

01/26/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Pour

Ballard's Hyperlocal Beer Bars

Ballard’s brewery boom spawns the Ballard-focused beer bar.

01/06/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Cloudburst Brewing Opens This Week on Western Ave

Perhaps the city's most promising new head brewer is ready to pour some pints.

01/05/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Bar News

Rob Roy Spins Off a Beer Bar and a Tiki Bar in Belltown

Anu and Chris Elford will open No Anchor and Navy Strength this summer.

12/16/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Nog Watch

Sun Liquor's Famed Eggnog Pops Up on Capitol Hill

Go. Run. Get that nog.

12/11/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Optimism Brewing Company Opens at Union and Broadway

Tech entrepreneurs turned brewers bring their passion project (and a great beer-drinking space) to the heart of Capitol Hill.

12/04/2015 By Greg Young

Hopped Up

Redhook Will Open a Brewpub on Capitol Hill

The state's biggest brewery goes small on Pike Street.

12/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

5 Questions for the Bartender: Barrio's Casey Robison

On travel, Mexico, mezcal—and traveling to Mexico while drinking mezcal.

11/25/2015 By Greg Young

Pour

The Lodge Sports Grille Is Expanding Like Crazy

It might be the fanciest low-key sports bar in town. And it's booming.

11/24/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Character

The Tini Bigs and Hula Hula Building Is Slated for Redevelopment

The owner of one of Seattle's seminal cocktail bars says, "we've got a year left, hopefully."

11/20/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

JarrBar Opens Tuesday in Pike Place Market

A former storage closet sees new life as a hospitable Spanish-styled bar.

11/09/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Memorable Meals in Bars

It’s been years since Seattle’s bars have been just for drinking. But not until 2015 have so many made the critical crossover to genuinely memorable eating, with small plates evoking real places and real cultures.

10/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Behind Bars

5 (More) Questions for the Bartender: Gregg Holcomb of Witness

"I can spend 30 minutes making you a cocktail and maybe it will be 100 percent good, or I can make you a cocktail that’s 98 percent good in 3 minutes and you would enjoy it because it came out some time today."

10/14/2015 By Greg Young

Offshoots

Fonda La Catrina's Sibling Bar, El Sirenito, Opens in Georgetown

With small plates, lots of seafood, and even more mescal.

10/07/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Culinary Literature

Paul Clarke's Cocktail Chronicles Is Now a Book

"I used to be the guy who'd give you a hard time if you were making a drink in a way that wasn't exactly correct," Clarke says. "Over the course of doing this I've realized that's a bunch of crap."

10/06/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Hopped Up

Derschang Group, Rhein Haus Barmen Collaborate on a Beer

It's called Perfect Strangers IPA—and yes, it's an oblique reference to the TV show.

10/05/2015 By Allecia Vermillion