Bars

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9 MIL­LION IN UN­MARKED BILLS  A pop­u­lar happy hour spot, 9 Mil is housed in a unique tri­an­gle-shaped build­ing in Fre­mont. Chic in­te­rior, hip crowd, good drinks, tasty nib­bles. www.9m-un­marked.com. 3507 Fre­mont Place N, 206.632.0880. Map 2 D4

ARTUSI  This mod­ern space hon­ors Ital­ian aper­i­tivo cul­ture (the drink­ing of ap­petite-whet­ting liqueurs) with clas­sic Ital­ian cocktails and small plates. www.ar­tusi­bar.com. 1535 14th Ave., 206.678.2516. Map 1 L6

BAL­LARD BEER COM­PANY This spot on Bal­lard’s main drag has ro­tat­ing taps and plenty of large ta­bles to spread out with friends. Check the chalk­board on the wall by the bar for the day’s se­lec­tions, as well as where they came from. There is al­ways a thought­ful selec­tion of lo­cal beer on tap, as well as a few ciders. www.bal­lard­beer­com­pany. com. 2050 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.783.0179. Map 2 C3

BALMAR Lo­cated in a build­ing from the 1920s, this lounge fea­tures orig­i­nal brick walls, hard­wood floors and light fixtures. Find a large selec­tion of lo­cal spir­its as well as beer and wine. Open Wed.Sat. www.the­bal­mar.com. 5449 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.486.5449. Map 2 C3

BARCA Ex­pan­sive and swanky, with some tall and en­tic­ing green vel­vet booths, this pop­u­lar Capi­tol Hill spot also sports an up­stairs vodka bar. www.

bar­caseat­tle.com. 1510 11th Ave., 206.325.8263. Map 1 K7

BAR­RIO  This lively Capi­tol Hill spot serves up Mex­i­can fa­vorites, in­clud­ing seafood en­trees and plenty of taco op­tions. Wash your din­ner down with fan­tas­tic cocktails, in­clud­ing mar­gar­i­tas, or try one of the agave tast­ing flights. www.bar­riorestau­rant.com. 1420 12th Ave., 206.588.8105. Map 1 L7

BATH­TUB GIN & CO. This speakeasy-style bar serves up a va­ri­ety of cre­ative cocktails, and also has an ex­cel­lent gin selec­tion (of course). Look for the wooden door 50 feet north of Blan­chard St. www.bath­tub­gin­seat­tle.com. 2205 Sec­ond Ave., 206.728.6069. Map 1 D7

BELLTOWN PUB  Stop in to this neigh­bor­hood pub and grab a beer and some pub fare. While the beer list isn’t huge, it is thought­fully se­lected. Ex­pect to see a few dogs about—the pub is dog friendly, with a spe­cial dogs-only menu. www.bell­town­pub. com. 2322 First Ave., 206.448.6210. Map 1 D7

BEV­ERIDGE PLACE PUB  With 36 taps serv­ing beer and cider, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one at this lo­cal fa­vorite in West Seattle. While there’s no food here, there is a book of menus if you’d like to or­der de­liv­ery from a nearby restau­rant. www. bev­eridge­pla­cepub.com. 6413 Cal­i­for­nia Ave. SW, 206.932.9906. Map 2 L3 BOOK­STORE BAR & CAFE  Ad­ja­cent to the Alexis Ho­tel, this stylish bar has a large selec­tion of sin­gle

malt Scotch whiskies and Amer­i­can bour­bons. Over­whelmed? En­joy one of their whiskey flights. The menu fea­tures lo­cal in­gre­di­ents in ev­ery­thing from light snacks to hearty meals. www.book­store­bar.com. 1007 First Ave., 206.624.3646. Map 1 F10

CAN CAN  Tucked away in Pike Place Mar­ket, Can Can is a cock­tail lounge-cum-vaude­ville the­ater where the wait­resses dou­ble as can­can dancers. www.thecan­can.com. 94 Pike St., Ste. 11, 206.652.0832. Map 1 F9

CANON  This tiny spot on Capi­tol Hill has an in­cred­i­ble selec­tion of liquor and bit­ters. Try one of their spirit flights, or just ask the bar­tender to make some­thing with your spirit of choice. Canon only ac­com­mo­dates par­ties of four or fewer. www. canon­seat­tle.com. 928 12th Ave. Map 1 L8

COMET TAV­ERN  A clas­sic Capi­tol Hill spot with bar fa­vorites like sloppy joes, fried chicken sand­wiches and na­chos. Happy hour starts at 4 pm Mon.-Fri. There are also pool ta­bles, pinball and skee­ball. www.the­comet­tav­ern.com. 922 E. Pike St., 206.323.5678. Map 1 K7

CONOR BYRNE PUB  An old fa­vorite in Bal­lard (the build­ing is more than 100 years old!), this pub has live music many nights, in­clud­ing an open mic night on Sun­days. En­joy try­ing one of the 57 whiskeys or 22 types of beer. www.conor­byrnepub.com. 5140 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.784.3640. Map 2 D3

FLATSTICK PUB  This craft beer bar in Kirk­land has 24 taps of Washington state beer and cider—and also has sand­wiches, wraps and sal­ads. How­ever, you re­ally go for the in­door, nine-hole mini golf course. The es­tab­lish­ment is fam­ily friendly un­til 7 pm. Book a tee time on­line or give them a call. www.flat­stick­pub.com. 15 Lake St., Ste. 100, Kirk­land, 425.242.1618. Map 2 C11

THE FORGE LOUNGE  Lo­cated in a 100-year-old space, this bar near the ferry ter­mi­nal has a va­ri­ety of hand-crafted cocktails that use locally distilled spir­its. www.the­forgelounge.com. 65 Mar­ion St., 206.623.5107. Map 1 G10

HA­VANA SO­CIAL CLUB  A beau­ti­ful, big space with tin ceil­ings, great mo­ji­tos and nightly DJs. www.ha­vanaso­cial.com. 1010 E. Pike St., 206.323.2832. Map 1 K7

HA­ZLE­WOOD  This tiny, stylish bar is a treat, and they have lots of top shelf liquor. 2311 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.783.0478. Map 2 C3

HOOVERVILLE  This Sodo spot is the place for pitch­ers of beer, peanuts and pinball. www.hoover ville­bar.com. 1721 First Ave. S, 206.264.2428.

HO­TEL AL­BA­TROSS  Don’t let the name fool you: This Bal­lard restau­rant and bar has an oys­ter bar in place of a front desk, and a va­ri­ety of Korean and Mex­i­can dishes along­side is­land-in­spired cocktails. There is also a walk-up win­dow on the out­side of the build­ing dubbed Sexy Al­ley Puffy Tacos, for late-night bites. www.hote­lal­ba­tross.com. 2319 N.W. Mar­ket St., Map 2 C3

KING’S HARD­WARE  This pop­u­lar Bal­lard spot serves up burg­ers and fries along­side beer and cocktails. Don’t miss the old-school skee-ball ma­chines or, dur­ing the warmer months, the fan­tas­tic pa­tio out back. www.kings­bal­lard.com. 5225 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.782.0027. Map 2 C3

LIBERTY A neigh­bor­hood fa­vorite on Capi­tol Hill’s 15th Av­enue, Liberty is a low-key, com­fort­able spot fea­tur­ing top shelf booze. In­stead of the usual bar fare, they serve sushi. www.lib­er­ty­bars.com. 517 15th Ave. E, 206.323.9898. Map 2 F6

LINDA’S TAV­ERN  Prob­a­bly the most uni­ver­sally beloved Capi­tol Hill bar, Linda’s has plenty of ta­bles, a great out­door pa­tio, lots of wood and taxi­dermy and an al­ways di­verse mix of peo­ple. Great burg­ers and Bloody Marys, too. www.lin­das­tav­ern.com. 707 E. Pine St., 206.325.1220. Map 1 J6

LITTLEis lo­cat­edRED HENin Green Seattle’sLake. There’sbest coun­trylive coun­try music mu­sic­dive or as karaokeyou drain seven your nights beers. a www.lit­tlered­hen.com.week to liven your spir­its 7115 Wood­lawn Ave. NE, 206.522.1168. Map 2 C5

LOCAL­town 360 spot  re­ceives Fo­cused the on ma­jor­ity­lo­cal sourc­ing,of their this food Bell- from within 360 miles. This also means it’s an ex­cel­lent stop for hand-crafted cocktails fea­tur­ing locally distilled spir­its. www.lo­cal360.org. 2234 First Ave., 206.441.9360. Map 1 D7

MOE BAR Attached to the pop­u­lar live music venue Neu­mos, Moe Bar of­fers great drinks and am­biance, right down to the sil­ver-leafed wall­pa­per. www.moe­barseat­tle.com. 1425 10th Ave., 206.709.9951. Map 1 J7

OCHO  A lit­tle sliver of a space that packs a big punch. To wit: the Ten Dol­lar Mar­garita and the selec­tion of fla­vor­ful Span­ish ta­pas. www.face­book. com/Ocho-331981231121. 2325 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.784.0699. Map 2 C3

OLAF’S  Lo­cated in Bal­lard, Olaf’s has 10 ro­tat­ing taps and a full bar that in­cludes some locally pro­duced spir­its. They also serve up burg­ers and tater tots. www.face­book.com/Olafs­bar. 6301 24th Ave. NW, 206.297.6122. Map 2 C3

OLIVER’S TWIST This Phin­ney Ridge night spot serves cre­ative and tra­di­tional cocktails, and in­no­va­tive small plates such as mini-grilled cheese sand­wiches and ad­dic­tive gar­lic truf­fled pop­corn. www.oliv­erst­wist­seat­tle.com. 6822 Greenwood Ave. N, 206.706.6673. Map 2 B4

PENNYROYAL BAR This spot in the Pal­la­dian Ho­tel serves up a sea­sonal menu of cocktails. Stop in for “tea hour” daily from 3- 4 pm for a punch made with locally sourced tea; en­joy happy hour from 3- 6 pm Mon.-Sat. or, from 3-7 pm on Sun­days try the lat­est tiki con­coc­tions. www.pen­ny­roy­al­bar.com. 2000 Sec­ond Ave., 206.826.1700. Map 1 E7

PERCY’S & CO. This Bal­lard hot spot cre­ates cocktails with in­fused spir­its, fresh purees and tinc­tures. Try one of the sta­ples or tell the bar­tender your fa­vorite spirit and what kind of fla­vor you like— sweet, spicy, etc.—and get a cock­tail specif­i­cally made for you. www.per­cysseat­tle.com. 5233 Bal­lard Ave. NW, 206.420.3750. Map 2 D3

PIE BAR  Dessert and booze? That’s ex­actly what you’ll get at this spot in Bal­lard. Find sweet and sa­vory pies as well as a full bar with “pie-ti­nis” and

an ap­ple pie Moscow mule. There is also a lo­ca­tion on Capi­tol Hill. www.piebar­ballard.com. Bal­lard, 2218 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.535.8489. Map 2 C3

PINTXO  This ta­pas bar serves up tasty Span­ish fare in small por­tions, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. www.pin­tx­oseat­tle.com. 2207 Sec­ond Ave., 206.441.4042. Map 1 D7

QUAL­ITY ATH­LET­ICS  Tall boys, draft beer and cocktails meet up­scale bar food (think Lamb Philly Cheeses­teak, Duck Wings and Whole Fish Tacos) in­clud­ing brunch on the week­ends. With plenty of flat screens, an out­door area and fire pits, there are plenty of op­tions for watch­ing the game. www.qual­ity­ath­let­ics.com. 121 S. King St., 206.420.3015. Map 1 G12

ROB ROY This sleek Belltown bar is awash in black and gold, with pat­terned wall­pa­per and a taxi­dermy boar’s head. The cock­tail menu changes sea­son­ally, and Gold­fish crackers are al­ways free dur­ing happy hour. www.ro­broy­seat­tle.com. 2332 Sec­ond Ave., 206.956.8423. Map 1 D6

RUMBA This rum bar has tiki cocktails, punches and clas­sics from the Caribbean as well as an is­landin­spired menu with things like em­panadas, jerk chicken and a Cuban sand­wich. www.rum­baon pike.com. 1112 Pike St., 206.583.7177. Map 1 H7

SUITE 410  This small spot does cocktails right. Cozy up to the bar or peo­ple-watch while you re­lax at the front win­dow. www.suit­e410bar.com. 410 Ste­wart St., 206.682.4101. Map 1 F7

SUN LIQUOR Lots of top shelf rums and fresh squeezed juices at this up­scale cock­tail lounge where trop­i­calia rules. www.sunliquor.com. 607 Sum­mit Ave. E, 206.860.1130. Map 1 I3

THE SAINT This hot turquoise spot is pop­u­lar with lo­cals for af­ter-work drinks and bites—they’ve got tacos, a num­ber of queso vari­a­tions and gua­camole. www.the­saintso­cial­club.com. 1416 E. Olive Way, 206.323.9922. Map 1 I5

UNI­CORN  This car­ni­val-themed bar has taxi­dermy along the walls, and the down­stairs bar, Nar­wahl, has a small ar­cade and stage for shows. www.uni­cornseat­tle.com. 1118 E. Pike St., 206.325.6492. Map 1 K7

ZIG ZAG CAFE  Lo­cated on the Pike Street Hill Climb, this lo­cal fa­vorite is a cozy bar with hand­crafted drinks. www.zigza­gseat­tle.com. 1501 Western Ave., Ste. 202, 206.625.1146. Map 1 E9

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