11 of the best cocktail bars in Seattle

Nov 26 2019, 6:00 am

The wet weather is back in the Pacific Northwest, and what better way is there to hide from the rain than in one of your favourite cocktail bars?

From upscale establishments decked out in art deco, to laid back lounges, Seattle is rich with cocktail bars for you to choose from.

Whether you prefer a classic old fashioned or in the mood to mix up your evening with a fruity blend, we’ve narrowed down the bars to quench your thirst for a fun evening.

Dead Line Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen

 

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Located in the city’s historic Pioneer Square, this beautifully-lit lounge has a menu with craft cocktails and serves South American cuisine. Dead Line also has a champagne bar for a more “intimate setting,” and the Gold Room with “guaranteed access” for members.

Address: 114 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Number: 206-556-4956

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Bathtub Gin & Co.

 

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For more than 10 years, Bathtub Gin & Co. has been serving guests prohibition-style cocktails in its bar located in the basement of the Humphrey Apartments with an impressive menu and extensive gin selection.

Address: 2205 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Number: 206-728-6069

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Rob Roy

 

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If you’re in the mood for a casual spot, Rob Roy is a ‘classic cocktail bar’ for you in Belltown, where it also serves local dishes. There is a Happy Hour menu from 4 to 7 pm everyday.

Address: 2332 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Number: 206-956-8423

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Foreign National

 

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A dark and intimate setting, Foreign National serves cocktails from a rotating menu and snacks from the State Side Team.

Address: 300 E Pike Street, Seattle

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Rumba Rhum & Food

 

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Classic Daiquiris, Punch, Stirred Cocktails, and ‘Tiki Style Exotics’ are just a few options you can order while it feels as if you’re escaping Seattle for the Caribbean Islands at Rhumba Rhum.

Address:  1112 Pike Street, Seattle
Number: 206-583-7177

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Good Bar

 

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A name with “Good” is a sure sign you’re going to have a ‘good’ time with delicious cocktails, and of course good company, in this modern bar located in Pioneer Square with an extensive beer list as well.

Address: 240 2nd Avenue South, Seattle
Number: 206-624-BEER

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Suite 410

 

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If you’re craving a cocktail (or two) in a casual setting, head to Suite 410 in downtown Seattle, between 4th and 5th Avenue for beautifully crafted drinks.

Address: 410 Stewart Street, Seattle
Number: 206-682-4101

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Cure Cocktail

 

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Be sure to ‘cure’ your rainy blues with an artisanal cocktail in this hidden gem serving specialty cheeses and meats in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. Cure Cocktail’s menu is inspired by food from around the world, particularly charcuterie throughout Europe.

Address: 1641 Nagle Place, Seattle
Number: 206-568-5475

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Damn The Weather

 

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In one of Seattle’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, Pioneer Square, Damn The Weather is a cozy bar where you can enjoy your choice of a fizzy, juicy, and or spiritual cocktail, with a delicious menu offering comfort food: cured meats, cheese plates, salads, spaghetti, and burger, to name a few.

Address: 116 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Number: 206-946-1283

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Pennyroyal

 

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Experimental cocktails and spirits worth every penny, one may say after visiting this neighbourhood bar. You’ll find an extensive list that includes classic cocktails, local gin, and housemade tonics — to ‘pinch your pennies,’ get there between 2 pm and 6 pm for Happy Hour.

Address: 2000 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Number: 206-826-1700

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Artusi

 

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A taste of Italy is in Capitol Hill where you’ll find craft cocktails and light bites on the menu at this modern, casual bar — you have your choice of classics as well, including an Aperol Spritz (naturally), negroni, and wine.

Address: 1535 14th Avenue, Seattle
Number: 206-251-7673

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