Awards & Accolades

Seattle’s 2022 Spirited Awards Nominees

The local booze connoisseurs who made the short list include Chris Elford of Trade Winds Tavern, Navy Strength, and Rob Roy as well as Mountaineering Club.

06/06/2022 By Ann Karneus

that's the spirit

3 Seattle Bars Nominated for Big-Deal Spirited Awards

Raise a glass to internationally recognized bars Navy Strength, Rumba, and Rob Roy.

05/06/2020 By Adam H. Callaghan

Drinking Policy

Exercise Your Right to Drink at These Seattle Speakeasy-Style Bars

It's the 86th anniversary of Repeal Day, so toast with—what else?—a Prohibition-era tipple.

12/05/2019 By Seattle Met With Annika Lindburg

Bottoms Up

5 Signature Seattle Cocktails to Know and Love

A round of drinks that displays the breadth of our town's rich cocktail culture.

09/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Libation Listicle

5 Essential Seattle Bars

Think Seattle is all Rainier and aquavit? Well, maybe—but we're home to craft beer and destination cocktails too.

09/21/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Holiday Spirits

Miracle on 2nd: Rob Roy with a Christmas Garnish

The cocktail stalwart hosts a New York–based holiday popup. Here’s why you should go.

12/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

5 (More) Questions for the Bartender: Anu Elford of Rob Roy

On ice, travel, and one unexplained interlude with a dude in a carrot costume.

02/01/2016 By Greg Young

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Rob Roy's Greg Jago

"The coordination and focus that I learned as a martial arts instructor has definitely helped me become a better bartender."

11/04/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Stuff Bartenders Like

Chartreuse: Taste the Shades of Green

Chefs and bartenders love this herbal liqueur. And now, so do I.

04/26/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Shawn Heale of Rob Roy

"Anyone who says whiskey isn't cool deserves a swift boot to the coconuts."

02/18/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Film News

'Lucky Them' Is Filming in Belltown Today

Thomas Haden Church might be holed up in Rob Roy as we speak.

02/05/2013 By Laura Dannen

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Starbucks goes gangbusters, Bluebird in Phinney introduces growlers, and Gordon Ramsay snaps photos in Ballard (and no one's impressed).

12/05/2012 By Danielle Zorn

Advent Imbibing

It's Back: Rob Roy's Advent Calendar of Cocktails

The bar's alcohol-fueled advent countdown beats the pants off your typical chocolate-filled model.

12/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Higher Learning

5 Local Places to Get a Cocktail Education

Master wintertime libations or learn the art of vodka appreciation at one of these destinations for booze-based learning.

10/05/2012 By Danielle Zorn

Cocktail Cartography

Philip Trickey’s Signature Drink: The Midnight Water

A shot of Fernet evolves into one of the finest brown, bitter, and stirred cocktails in Seattle.

02/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Restaurant Zoë and St. John’s Bar and Eatery open in Capitol Hill, Ballard has a new pizza food cart, and more.

02/17/2012 By Anne Larkin

Shift Change

Roster Changes at Rob Roy

Andrew Bohrer’s day job means Philip Trickey is back behind the stick.

02/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Drinking Events

Rob Roy’s Alcohol-Fueled Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 days of holiday drinks…and a little bit of fire.

11/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Drinking Made Easy Hits Rob Roy

Have you seen the crew around town?

08/10/2011

Article

Best Bars 2011: 15 More Must-Visit Bars

Another 15 favorite Seattle bars, plus the cocktail to try at each one.

02/21/2011