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

Booze on Film

‘Hey Bartender’ Celebrates Craft Cocktails, Just Not The Craft Cocktails Made in Seattle

The new doc lacks West Coast love but makes up for it with compelling story lines.

06/18/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The controversy of the term "mixologist" and the game-changing potential of crickets as a protein source.

06/13/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

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