Best of the City

The 25 Best Cocktails in Seattle

Here are the stories of the city’s best drinks, from classic and pre-Prohibition to tiki and mescal—and the bibulous talent behind them.

11/30/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Sara Rosales

A (gross) tale of peeing in a pint glass, and the Manhattan that changed everything.

05/20/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Leroy Thomas of Rocco's

"A flask full of applejack is a crowdpleaser."

03/18/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Marley Tomic-Beard Takes Over at Smith

What's she doing there? Tap cocktails, for starters.

12/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Japanese hot dogs in Fremont, bartenders are bouncing around, and Molly Moon’s is reopening soon in Madrona.

03/30/2012 By Anne Larkin

Shift Change

Where’s Waldo Ian Cargill?

Spoiler alert: This talented barkeep is now at Vito’s and Tini Bigs.

03/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Evan Martin Steps in at Chino’s

Veronika Groth heads to Artusi, but not before securing a very talented replacement.

03/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Gregg Holcomb of Knee High Stocking Co.

Silence your phone and let this man make you a drink.

02/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Greg West of Hunger

There comes a time in a man’s life when he must defend himself from pantsless drunkards with a soda gun.

02/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Tavern Law’s Ian Cargill Moves On

Find him at his own private bar inside circus-themed Shorty’s.

12/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

David Nelson Behind the Stick at Tommy Gun

The Il Bistro barman makes an appearance there November 11. Are more to come?

11/08/2011 By Christopher Werner

Bartender Shuffle

Mike McSorley Leaves Tini Big’s for…Mumbai?

An exciting new gig for the Seattle bar vet.

10/10/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jonathan Hudak of Artusi

The self-proclaimed "rookie bartender" has an abiding love of grappa and a funny story about a guy taking off his pants in public.

10/04/2011

Cocktail Competitions

Rob Roy’s Bryn Lumsden Will Represent Seattle at San Francisco Cocktail Week

What does Seattle taste like? That’s what the Belltown bartender has to figure out.

09/07/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Michael Bertrand

Meet Mistralkitchen’s lead barman, a jazz drummer turned gin apostle with apparently excellent taste in ties (and shirts).

09/06/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Cocktail Recipe

Eastside Barman Mark Sexauer Wins "Most Inspired" Competition

Here’s the recipe for the winning cocktail.

08/24/2011

Bar News

Row House Cafe: Now With a Full Bar

The South Lake Union coffee hangout gets into the spirits game.

08/16/2011

Booze 101

Barrio Intros Cocktail and Spirits Classes

Beginning this month, barman Casey Robison schools Seattleites in the art of mixing drinks.

08/11/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Bar Openings

Details on Canon Seattle Emerge

And here they are.

08/08/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Bartender Shuffle

Changes Behind the Bar at Mistralkitchen

Tavern Law, Vessel alums now mixing drinks at the SLU restaurant and bar.

08/05/2011