Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Ballard

On this Ballard bar crawl, pit stops include Hazlewood, Ocho, The Noble Fir, Ballard Loft, and more.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz


Neighborhood Bar Crawls

Drink your way through Seattle’s best bars.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz


Best Bars 2011

We’ve spent the last two years living and breathing the Seattle bar scene. The result: This list of our 25 favorite Seattle cocktail bars, an introduction to seven of our city’s master drink makers (all of whom happen to be women), and five o

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker With Katie Ormsby


Always Game

The Super Bowl airs on February 6, and you should probably watch it at Capitol Hill bar Auto Battery.

01/12/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Happy Hour with Benefits

Overindulged last month? Shocking. You don’t have to give up all your sin to put a little penance into January; just check out a few of the healthier happy hours at Carmelita, Elliott’s Oyster House, La Carta de Oaxaca, Liberty, and Poppy.

12/15/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Not Your Grandma’s Punch

Bartenders like Alison Sever of the Local Vine on Capitol Hill are rediscovering real sherry—the stuff made in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain. Here, her recipe for the Local Vine’s Bombay punch, perfect for a holiday party.

11/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Still Secret

There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an

09/15/2010 By Paul Clarke


Tapas Time

No month feels better suited to the heavily oiled lightness of Spanish tapas than September. Get them at these three tapas restaurants.

08/18/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Luc’s Place

Thierry Rautureau’s new Madison Valley restaurant Luc puts hospitality and great food at the top of the menu.

07/14/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


100 Reasons to Love Seattle

Call us biased, but it’s as easy to dig up reasons to love this city as it is to score gourmet grub on our streets. (Hey, there’s a reason right there…) In fact, we found so many—from our flair for flash mobbery to our kid-friendly

06/14/2010 By Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Tiffany Wan, Judy Naegeli, and Caitlin King


Scene: Sip at the Wine Bar

The downtown wine bar on Fifth Avenue combines the underlit stylishness and pulsing soundtrack of a crammed nightclub with a menu that so delivers on the current obsessions of the almighty taste bud it might have been cooked up by a focus group.

05/11/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


The Last Last Call

The city ponders extending bar-closing time. Will it make a difference?

04/16/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Lovely Rita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: a savory twist on a Mexican American classic at La Casa Azul.

04/16/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Dinner Run

Belltown’s high-end restaurants fly east to South Lake Union.

03/18/2010 By Jessica Voelker


A Cherry on Top

Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.

03/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker


A Pirate’s Life for Him

Jeff Smiley serves his spring bock beers in Greenwood’s Pillagers Pub, a place fit for Blackbeard.

03/12/2010 By Jessica Voelker


The Plastic Oh-No Ban

Will Zig Zag Café survive on a cash-only policy?

02/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Arts & Culture

Open for Business

01/01/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Show Us Your Booze!

A team led by Gig Harbor residents Pat Finley and Dan Wachtler break pub crawl records.

11/18/2009 By Calise Cardenas