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  • 1. Sun Liquor Lounge

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    If you adore creative handcrafted cocktails, add this intimate Capitol Hill haunt to your must-visit list. Friendly bartenders sling exceptional...Read More

  • 2. Zig Zag Café

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    A mixed crowd of mostly locals hunts out this unique spot at Pike Place Market's Street Hill Climb (a nearly hidden stairwell leading down to...Read More

  • 3. Alibi Room

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Well-dressed locals head to this hard-to-find wood-paneled bar to sip double martinis while taking in views of Elliott Bay or studying the scripts...Read More

  • 4. Artusi

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Sit at the white tile bar—or on the patio on a sunny day—of this Italian cocktail bar and order delicious antipasti and desserts to go with...Read More

  • 5. Barca

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    A large space with velvet-lined booths and dark lighting, Barca has mood to spare. There is plenty of bar space early on in the evening and...Read More

  • 6. Barnacle

    Ballard | Bars/Pubs

    Part of the Sea Creatures mini-empire led by chef Renee Erickson, Barnacle is a narrow bar adjacent to the popular Walrus and Carpenter restaurant...Read More

  • 7. Bastille

    Ballard | Bars/Pubs

    This French bistro is one of the neighborhood's most attractive spots to sip. First, there's the 45-foot zinc bar in the main dining room. Then...Read More

  • 8. Bathtub Gin & Co.

    Belltown | Bars/Pubs

    The speakeasy trend has produced some lovely, intimate bars, including this one, which is reached via a wooden door in an alley next to the...Read More

  • 9. Big Time Brewery

    University District | Bars/Pubs

    With its neat brick walls, polished wood floors, and vintage memorabilia, Big Time Brewery is one of the best places in the U-District for a...Read More

  • 10. Bitter/Raw

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Walk through the excellent Lark restaurant and up the stairs to this small, quiet bar that serves up great craft cocktails, charcuterie, oysters...Read More

  • 11. Black Bottle

    Belltown | Bars/Pubs

    This sleek and sexy gastro-tavern makes the northern reaches of Belltown look good. The interior is simple but stylish, with black chairs and...Read More

  • 12. BoKa Restaurant + Bar

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Featuring creative cocktails, addictive burgers, a posh clientele, and a sublimely sleek interior with mood lighting, graphic art pieces, and...Read More

  • 13. Brouwer's

    Fremont | Bars/Pubs

    It may look like a trendy Gothic castle, but in fact this is heaven for Belgian-beer lovers. A converted warehouse is home to a top selection...Read More

  • 14. Clever Bottle

    Belltown | Bars/Pubs

    In a raw space that resembles an artist's studio with a bar built into it, this low-key, candlelit craft cocktail spot draws a local crowd for...Read More

  • 15. Collins Pub

    Pioneer Square | Bars/Pubs

    The best beer bar in Pioneer Square features 22 rotating taps of Northwest (including Boundary Bay, Chuckanut, and Anacortes) and California...Read More

  • 16. Elysian Brewing Company

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Worn booths and tables are scattered across the bi-level warehouse space of this Capitol Hill mainstay, where the beers are a good representation...Read More

  • 17. Essex

    Ballard | Bars/Pubs

    Removed from bustling Ballard on a quiet street, Essex boasts craft cocktails, a handful of which are served on tap. The rotating cocktails...Read More

  • 18. Garage Billiards

    Capitol Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Built in 1928, this former auto-repair shop is now a large, happening, chrome-and-vinyl pool hall, restaurant, and bar. The large garage doors...Read More

  • 19. Good Bar

    Pioneer Square | Bars/Pubs

    This bright, high-ceilinged space in a historic building in Pioneer Square still features the safe doors of the former Japanese Commercial Bank...Read More

  • 20. Hazlewood

    Ballard | Bars/Pubs

    The hipster quotient is high at this tiny, bi-level space around the corner from the Ballard Avenue hubbub. The space is Victorian-drawing-room...Read More

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