7 Hotels Where You’ll Want to Hang Out at the Bar

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 06, 2018

Some hotel bars are a snooze, but not these Seattle hotspots. From classic martini bars to happening rooftop lounges with views for miles, there's an option for every type of partaker. With noteworthy style and ambiance to spare, even teetotalers will want to pull up a barstool and make a toast.


Hotel Sorrento

Why it made the list

Featuring Pinterest-worthy interior design details like leather banquettes, patterned cement floor tiles, and eclectic artwork hung gallery-wall style, the cozy-chic Dunbar Room has a small but worthy bar that serves excellent cocktails, both classic and custom. If weather permits, a large patio with striped umbrellas and a fire pit serves food and makes an especially pleasant place to spend happy hour.

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MarQueen Hotel

Why it made the list

The MarQueen was built around the start of Prohibition, so the speakeasy-inspired Tin Lizzie Lounge would've fit right in. Cocktail bottles line a gleaming carved-wood antique bar in the cozy space where cocktails, naturally, are the specialty of the house.

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Alexis Hotel

Why it made the list

The bar part of Bookstore Bar & Cafe serves up strong cocktails with an emphasis on whiskey. The intimate space feels like it's been there for as long as the building, especially the floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase with a library ladder.

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Hotel Ändra

Why it made the list

From local celebrity chef Tom Douglas, the Ändra Loft bar serves Scandinavian-themed small bites and cocktails in a minimalist setting until around 9 p.m. The hotel's restaurant Lola, also from Douglas, has a happy hour with craft cocktails and tasty nibbles.

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The Arctic Club Seattle

Why it made the list

Parted royal-blue velvet draperies hang from the high ceiling, framing the beautiful Polar Bar. The front of the bar features illuminated white panels with swirls of gray and Arctic blue, like a glacial landscape viewed from a floatplane high overhead, and complements a handsome pool table with a bright blue felt. An illuminated lifelike polar bear sculpture towers in the corner, the perfect mascot for the hotel bar.

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Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

Palladian’s PennyRoyal (Nirvana fans will recognize the name from the song “Pennyroyal Tea”) serves up aged spirits, seasonal punches, and craft cocktails. The European-style bar has a glamorous speakeasy feel to it, with décor such as velvet aubergine banquettes, slate-gray walls, tin ceilings, and a marble bar.

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Mayflower Park Hotel

Why it made the list

Oliver's Martini Bar, which opened in 1976, holds the distinction of being the city's first "daylight" bar; before the law changed, if hard liquor was served at an establishment, nobody was allowed to peer in the windows -- or out. Today the classy Oliver's Martini Bar features bustling street views framed by floor-to-ceiling paned windows, as well as excellent cocktails and a menu of casual bar eats.

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