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

Behind Bars

5 Questions for the Bartender: Hideki Anpo of Goldfinch Tavern

On the charms of Japanese whiskey and...even blue curaçao.

10/02/2015 By Greg Young

Curd Nerds

Culture Club Cheese Bar Will Open October 23 28

Calf and Kid's new sibling bar is not messing around.

10/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 2014

No lineup in Washington consistently shows the state’s nexus of quality and value better than this one.

09/29/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Feature

Dick Cantwell’s Beer Is Immortal

He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.

09/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five (More) Questions for the Bartender

"It’s like being a connoisseur of a screwdriver."

09/25/2015 By Greg Young