Don't miss a one of Seattle’s hottest new bars, breweries and lounges. We've got swanky rooftop bars with sweeping views of the city, slushie machines whirring in West Seattle and more beer bars than you could kick a can at. Wherever you decide to grab a drink, be ready for surprise and delight around every corner of the city.
Must-order: Beer, served at precisely 42 or 52 degrees, depending on the variety; anything off the Captain’s List of hard-to-find bottles
Insider tip: Make your own boilermaker by pairing a beer with one of No Anchor’s sipping spirits. We’re especially drawn to the Westland Peated American whiskey.
Must-order: A Paper Plane, fortified with Old Forester, Aperol and amaro
Insider tip: Late-night eats in Belltown can be hit-or-miss — stop by here for an oxtail-topped burger, chorizo-spiked clams and burrata until 1 AM.
Must-order: Beer, whether something from the light and crisp section, the bright, funky and fruity section or the high gravity section
Insider tip: Keep an eye on Cantine’s Facebook page for updates on weekly trivia night, which games will be showing and what quirky new beers are on tap.
Must-order: A Viking Negroni, made with aquavit, cynar and grapefruit bitters
Insider tip: Tuesday – Friday this Fremont spot hosts a two-hour happy hour (4–6 PM) that features $2 Rainier tallboys and $2 off food and craft cocktails.
Must-order: One of the four varieties of slushie, including Singapore Sling and strawberry margarita
Insider tip: Forget sitting and hang out by the Skee-Ball game instead. You can play a game and still get mouth-numbing Sichuan beef brought right to you.
Must-order: My Favorite Sweater, made with vodka, Lillet rose and pamplemousse
Insider tip: Come for brunch and don’t forget the kids — they get their own special brunch menu (complete with Snoqualmie root beer and French toast bites).
Must-order: Whatever catches your fancy off the 50 constantly rotating taps and 29 fridges full of beer
Insider tip: You'll want to pack a picnic for this beer hall as TeKu Tavern doesn’t serve food.
Must-order: A Cooper; created with rye, elderflower and fernet
Insider tip: Snag a seat on the gorgeous covered patio and go for happy hour (3–6 PM daily) when drinks are $1 off and crusts (try the ham and béchamel) are just three bucks.
Must-order: The Foreign National with sour orange juice, pisco, amaro Montenegro, bergamot and neroli
Insider tip: The house sparkling pour is Tattinger, a steal for real champagne at $15 a glass ($65 for a bottle). This means your French 75 comes topped with Tattinger, and not some blasé brut.
Must-order: The Juniper Titmouse, a ginned-up cocktail infused with Sichuan pepper, Dolin blanc and pomegranate molasses
Insider tip: Get there early to grab a boozy pop, made from classic cocktails like Palomas. There are only a certain amount made each day, so when they run out, they run out.