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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. 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.­tusi­ 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.bal­lard­beer­com­ 2050 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.783.0179. 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.­caseat­ 1510 11th Ave., 206.325.8263. Map 1 K7 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.bath­tub­gin­seat 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.bell­town­ 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. bev­eridge­pla­ 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.­store­ 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.thecan­ 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.­seat­ 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 skee-ball. www.the­comet­tav­ 922 E. Pike St., 206.323.5678. Map 1 K7 FLATSTICK PUB— Find 24 taps of Wash­ing­ton state beer and cider—along with sand­wiches, wraps and sal­ads. How­ever, you re­ally go for the in­door, nine-hole mini golf course. The Kirk­land lo­ca­tion is fam­ily friendly un­til 7 pm, while the Pi­o­neer Square spot is 21-and-older all hours. www. flat­stick­ 15 Lake St., Ste. 100, Kirk­land, 425.242.1618. Map 2 C11; 240 Sec­ond Ave. S, 206.682.0608. Map 1 H12 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.the­ 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.ha­vanaso­ 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

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.kings­bal­ 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.lib­er­ty­ 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.lin­das­tav­ 707 E. Pine St., 206.325.1220. Map 1 J6 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.oliv­erst­wist­seat­ 6822 Green­wood Ave. N, 206.706.6673. Map 2 B4

PINTXO— This ta­pas bar serves up tasty Span­ish fare in small por­tions, as well as hand-crafted cock­tails.­tx­oseat­ 2207 Sec­ond Ave., 206.441.4042. Map 1 D7 QUAL­ITY ATHLETICS— From Chef Josh Hen­der­son comes this full-ser­vice sports bar in Pi­o­neer Square. 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.qual­ity­ath­let­ 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.­broy­seat­ 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 is­land-in­spired menu with things like em­panadas, jerk chicken and a Cuban sand­wich. www.rum­baon­ 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.suit­ 410 Ste­wart St., 206.682.4101. Map 1 F7

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.the­saintso­cial­ 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.uni­cornseat­ 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.zigza­gseat­ 1501 Western Ave., Ste. 202, 206.625.1146. Map 1 E9

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