Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Pioneer Square Right Now

Seattle's historic district lays claim to long-lived institutions and newcomers alike.

09/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Critic's Notebook

The Most Disappointing Dish on the Menu

Dazzle them with cleverness or dash their expectations? Ahh deconstruction…

04/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

It’s Baseball Week in Seattle: New Places to Eat in Pioneer Square

Amid lots of good bars, there’s only one Good Bar.

06/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


What Makes a Good Bar?

One of Pioneer Square’s most stunning spaces harbors intriguing cocktails and the sloppiest of joes.

05/22/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Three Drinks

One Beer, One Wine, and One Spirit for February

February’s imbibing agenda.

02/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Marination-Backed Good Bar Arrives in Pioneer Square

Yes, the space is amazing. But let's not overlook the food and drinks.

11/21/2014 By Allecia Vermillion


A Guide to Six New Bars in Pioneer Square

These newcomers are technically bars. So why can’t we stop talking about the food?

10/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson Illustrations by Melissa Martin

Coming Soon

Checking In on Good Bar in Pioneer Square

Menu details, drink details, and a mea culpa on that sloppy joe hype.

08/26/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Hells Yes!

Marination Team Will Open Good Bar in Pioneer Square

Marination deviation: classic cocktails and sloppy joes in an elegant former bank.

02/25/2014 By Allecia Vermillion