Best Neighborhood Bars

53 great lounges, hideaways, dives, and beer dens There are bars that are in your neighborhood, and there are bars that <em>are</em> your neighborhood.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: April 2016

Nerd out at Emerald City Comicon, get the scoop on ‘Newsies,’ and break cinematic rules with Seijun Suzuki

04/04/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Maybe the Mariners Won't Suck This Year?

Hope springs eternal, even for baseball’s reigning kings of futility.

03/28/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink

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

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: International District

Cafes and karaoke

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: North Seattle

The neighborhoodiest of neighborhood taverns

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Fremont

Seattle's stealth bar mecca

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: West Seattle

Good beer, zero affectation

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Belltown

The late late show

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors.

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Capitol Hill

Hideaways in the thick of the nightlife zone

04/03/2016 By Darren Davis

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


Mollusk Is Bigger and Bolder, But Is It Better?

How the grown-up Gastropod checks out.

03/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson


Big Beef Is Back at Seven Beef and Bateau

These two new spots bust the steak house to bits. Really tasty bits.

03/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Behind the Scenes

How We Got That Shot

The April 2016 cover.

04/02/2016 By Sara Marie D'Eugenio

Editor's Note

The Difference Between Bars and Neighborhood Bars

Even if you’ve never been to one, you know what a neighborhood bar is.

03/28/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate


How to Light Your Home

Learn to use lighting as decoration instead of a utility.

04/05/2016 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Quote Unquote

Danni Askini Is About to Mix It Up in Olympia

The head of Seattle’s Gender Justice League is having a Harvey Milk moment.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

How Could Free Rent Help You Reach Your 10-Year Goals?

This April a group of Seattle landlords will choose the winner of an essay contest asking that question. The prize: a year of free rent. Publicity stunt or public good?

03/28/2016 By Scott Johnson

Gone With The Wings

The Gypsy Moth Is Taking Over Capitol Hill

The WA Department of Agriculture is waging all-out war on the hungry little caterpillar this month. The gypsy moth—whose voracious larvae have defoliated whole forests in the Northeast—is gaining a foothold in Capitol Hill. Here’s what they’re up against.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

How I Got Here

Modumetal’s Christina Lomasney Can Grow Metal

And yes, it's just as crazy as it sounds.

03/28/2016 By Darren Davis

Questions Answered

Lesley Hazleton Is No Fence-Sitter

The Seattle author makes a spirited defense of agnosticism and orgasms.

03/28/2016 By Jessica Voelker


The Secret Lives of Bigfoot Hunters

A scientist turned reality TV star and a true believer turned analyst are both on a quest for one of the Northwest’s most elusive mysteries.

03/28/2016 By Allison Williams

Open Letter

Dear Pearl Jam,

Why don't you guys play more Seattle concerts?


Now You Know

Great Moments in Seattle Mom History

Mother's Day is just around the corner.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson


Who’s Watching Seattle's Watchmen?

Homeowners are increasingly hiring Seattle Police officers to beef up security on their streets. But that protection comes at a price.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Is Seattle the Birthplace of a New Religion?

Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.

03/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Power Lines

The Rise and Fall (and Possible Rise Again) of Pronto

The bike share nonprofit went bankrupt in bike-friendly Seattle. Is it worth saving?

03/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Style & Shopping


Spring Fashion 2016: Lites of Spring

Spring is always a time of renewal, but this year’s loose-fitting, pleated pants and skirts and plaid overcoats offer fresh opportunities for reinvention.