3 Best Bars in Phinney Ridge, Seattle

Chuck's Hop Shop


Were it not for the awning, picnic tables, and rotating food trucks routinely parked outside, this place might look like just another corner convenience store—which it used to be before owner Chuck transformed it into one of North Seattle’s favorite spots for sampling craft beer. With 50 taps, Chuck’s features an especially good selection of IPAs and ciders on draft, many of local origin. Families love this extremely kid-friendly spot—there’s an ice-cream counter, ample seating inside and out, and stacks of board games. Chuck’s also offers a huge selection of bottled beers from all over the world, including gluten- and alcohol-free options.

Oliver's Twist

Phinney Ridge

Down the street from the Woodland Park Zoo, Oliver's Twist is a welcoming spot with cozy leather booths and tons of local art on the walls. Drinks are expertly poured with house-made shrubs and syrups, and the tapas menu includes tasty snacks (garlic truffle popcorn, grilled cheese and tomato soup). It makes for a fun evening slightly off the beaten path.


Phinney Ridge

German beer fans will raise a stein to this popular neighborhood bar that features 10 imported German drafts in a variety of styles, including pilsner, weissbier, dunkel, and more. They also offer cocktails and wine as well as a menu of tasty German fare, from pretzels to locally made brats. Dark and cozy, Prost! is a laid-back spot most weeknights but gets packed on weekends and around Oktoberfest.

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