There are bars that are in your neighborhood, and there are bars that are your neighborhood. Unassuming watering holes serving up conversation and neat whiskeys for decades—or newer spots that skipped that introductory phase to become an essential drop-in spot from first dates to last call. Depending on the neighborhood, these spots can sling quality cocktails or PBR. This being Seattle, plenty do both. They all tell the story of their surroundings, through the bottom of a glass. 

In This Feature:

Neighborhood Bars: Ballard

Hello, sailor

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Neighborhood Bars: Belltown

The late late show

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Neighborhood Bars: Capitol Hill

Hideaways in the thick of the nightlife zone

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Neighborhood Bars: Columbia City

The Rainier Avenue bar crawl

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Neighborhood Bars: Fremont

Seattle's stealth bar mecca

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Neighborhood Bars: Georgetown

Cocktails, tallboys, and chili.

04/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Neighborhood Bars: North Seattle

The neighborhoodiest of neighborhood taverns

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle

Good beer, zero affectation

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion