20 Best Bars in Seattle

Best Bars in Seattle

Seattle may be known for its generally laid back lifestyle but it doesn’t mean that goes the same with its nightlife scene. From sultry speakeasies to scintillating nightclubs, Emerald City offers a diverse choice for those who are looking for an enjoyable night that excites the senses. Here are the 20 Best Bars where you can have a fantastic night out in Seattle.

The Pink Door

Nestled between Virginia St. & Stewart St. is a hip Italian-American bistro that offers a cozy and warm retreat away from the busy city life.

The Pink Door is a unique sensory experience to its guests. This trattoria exudes a Pigalle cabaret vibe and is filled with artistic touches. Get entertained by tantalizing performances from some of the most exotic acts in the city.

As for their menu, The Pink Door offers a gastronomic delight of homespun Italian-American fare and bar stock with select wines and cocktails crafted by their talented bartenders. Food and drinks are guaranteed to fill and to satisfy, you will come back for more.

The Pink Door’s dine-in service is currently unavailable but they still cater to their customers thru dine-in and takeout service.

The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-3241


List is known as the date-night hub of Belltown. Its sleek and modern interior is dimly-lit by red chandeliers set the mood for a sexy, romantic evening.

List serves gourmet American small plates that pair well with their stiff cocktail offerings. Each dish is to die for and reasonably priced, too! Among the top hits on their menu are the Black Truffle Gnocchi, Chilean Sea Bass, and Bacon-wrapped Prawns.

List is open daily from 4 pm to 10 pm for dine-in and outdoor seating service. Drop by between 4 pm to 6 pm for some unrivaled happy hour experience.

2226 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-1000

Pie Bar

Looking to satisfy your pie cravings? Hit the Pie Bar for some honest to goodness sweet and savory pies.

Pie Bar specializes in, well, you guessed it right: pies. They offer a full list of classic American pies paired with their specialty high-end cocktails. Try out their beef pot pie and their Apple Pie mule for a lip-smacking and satisfying pie experience.

Pie Bar is open daily from 5 pm- 2 am for takeout service.

Pie Bar
1361 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 257-1459

Radiator Whiskey

Radiator Whiskey is born out of love for meat and good old-fashioned whiskey. From its interiors with its classic tavern look to its curated selection of wines and craft-distilled spirits, you’ll know you’ve found the perfect spot to share some drinks with friends.

Radiator Whiskey serves a seasonally-driven menu that features elevated market pub fares. The bar offers custom and barrel-aged cocktails mixed using craft-distilled spirits, including local labels and a house-branded whiskey by Seattle’s 2bar Spirits.

Radiator Whiskey’s dine-in service is paused until further notice due to the pandemic. Takeout and delivery services are available daily from 4 pm -12 am.

Radiator Whiskey
94 Pike St
Ste 30
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-4268

Sharps Roasthouse

Sharps Roasthouse is a haven for all carnists out there. For over 20 years, Sharps RoastHouse has been hailed as SeaTac airport’s most popular restaurant. Guests are welcome to enjoy slow-roasted meats cooked to juicy perfection in a traditional American-style bar setting.

Sharps Roasthouse also boasts of having the city’s largest collection of spirits and 26 beers on tap, most of which are Pacific Northwest offerings.

Just recently, Sharps announced that they are now operating at 50% daily for dine-in, outdoor seating, delivery, curbside pick-up, and take out services. Open daily from 1 pm – 11 pm.

Sharps Roasthouse
18427 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 241-5744


Here’s another culinary gem located in Pike St. Unicorn offers a unique dive bar experience with a touch of whimsy and a taste that is simply magical.

Every dish at the Unicorn is put to a standard and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters. Its carnival-themed menu offers a variety of corn dogs and finger food that both kids and kids at heart will love. Unicorn also serves cocktails just as fancy and quirky but with a kick.

Unicorn is currently offering to go food and drinks through Chow Now until statewide restrictions are lifted.

1118 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Six Seven Restaurant

Located inside The Edgewater Hotel, Six Seven Restaurant offers the most exquisite seafood menu and magnificent views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Treat your taste buds to a delightful menu featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine meticulously prepared by Six Seven’s executive chef, Jesse Souza. Among the top picks from their menu are Lobster Mac, Cedar Plank Salmon, and Dungeness Crab Mac ‘n Cheese Casserole.

To complement these fine delicacies, Six Seven Restaurant serves wine selection from some of the best wineries on the West Coast.

Enjoy the best seafood fare only at Six Seven Restaurant. Currently accepts sit-down dining only.

Six Seven Restaurant
The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way
Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121

Some Random Bar

If you want to experience a true taste of Seattle’s finest, Some Random Bar hits the spot.

Some Random Bar offers the most flavorful local cuisine and a seasonal menu made from the freshest ingredients. These tasty offerings are best enjoyed with their perfectly poured pints and handcrafted cocktails concocted by their amazing and friendly bartenders.

Some Random Bar has closed its doors until further notice in response to the COVID-19 health protocols. Takeout service is available from Thursday to Saturday, from 5 pm – 9 pm.

Some Random Bar
2604 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Bathtub Gin & Co.

Set in the basement of The Humphrey Apartments is Bathtub Gin & Co., a speakeasy with a sultry and sexy vibe. Fitted with comfortable chairs and tables, Bathtub Gin & Co. is the perfect place to hang out during a lazy, rainy Seattle night.

Take a sip of their Prohibition-style cocktails, or stick to gin and tonic, and other classic concoctions prepped by one of their bartenders. This place is great for romantic dates or some chill time alone to relax after a long, stressful day.

Bathtub Gin & Co. is open on Saturdays and Sundays with outdoor seating from 5 pm – 10 pm.

Bathtub Gin & Co
The Humphrey
2205 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121


Canon is probably the best place in Seattle to drink and be merry, and for a very good reason. Canon holds the distinction of having the country’s largest spirits collection with over 4,000 labels on the list (and still counting!) This establishment is also recognized as one of the best bars, not just in the United States but also in the world.

Get to savor some of the best-tasting cocktails concocted by top-tier mixologists and bartenders. Each cocktail and spirits offering is complemented by a choice menu featuring a charcuterie board and savory finger food that pleases the palate.

Canon is closed until further notice but they are offering food and cocktails to-go. Order online at canontakeout.com or via Tock for delivery.

928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Knee High Stocking

Here’s a speakeasy that offers a different kind of flavor that you won’t find anywhere in the city. Knee High Stocking is a minority, female, family-owned speakeasy offering craft cocktails and Filipino-American comfort food. Yes, you read it right. Filipino-American comfort food.

True to the Filipino spirit, Knee High Stocking’s menu serves dishes that are delicious, filling, and comforting. Enjoy classic favorites such as Lumpia, Adobo, and Arroz Caldo. They also have an impressive list of cocktails, wines, spirits, and Filipino beers.

Dine-in service is currently unavailable but Knee High Stocking is offering takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup.

Knee High Stocking
1356 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack is a family-owned pub right in the heart of Seattle that serves a fusion of Caribbean and Louisiana Bayou-inspired soul food. Enjoy flavorful dishes such as Bayou Gumbo, Curried Goat, Savory Oxtails, and much more in a warm atmosphere.

Check out their bar that guarantees an amazing happy hour where you can enjoy some great cocktails and spirits while enjoying a Seahawk game.

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack is open only for takeout and delivery service. Their dine-in option is unavailable due to health restrictions.

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack
4869 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 329-1202

Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing is a sleek, post-modern pub that is considered home to artists, fisherfolks, tradespeople, and of course, beer lovers. This family-owned brewery specializes in brewing small batches of artisan beers made with the best local ingredients.

Fremont has a wide selection of beer. From year-round offerings, barrel-aged, and seasonal brews, their brewery caters to every beer lover and will please even the most discerning beer aficionados around.

Enjoy your beer anywhere! Fremont is open for takeout and delivery from 12 pm to 9 pm daily.

Fremont Brewing
1050 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 420-2407


Witness is a Southern-influenced craft cocktail bar “where the spirits nourish the soul.” Get to savor their food menu that serves New Southern dishes dubbed by locals as “soul food. Wash it down with one of their libations guaranteed to titillate your palate.

Witness welcomes its guests with charm, easy elegance, and down-home warmth. Stop by for the most nourishing gastronomic experience you will ever experience this side of town.

410 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-0248

Alibi Room

Tucked away from the main tourist attractions in Seattle is Alibi Room. This hidden gem is rich with history. Its dark speakeasy-style with exposed brick and beams gives it a special charm. Alibi Room has long been a favorite bar for Northwest authors, writers, and artists. It will surely become one of your favorites, too.

Alibi Room serves New American gastropub fare, salads, and brick-oven pizza. They also offer beer by the tap or by the bottle, craft cocktails, wines, and spirits.

Hide from the world in Alibi Room. Opens Mondays to Wednesdays from 4 pm to 10 pm and from Thursdays to Sundays, from 12 pm to 10 pm.

Alibi Room
85 Pike St
Ste 410
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-3180


Go to Shorty’s if you’re looking for a fun-filled gaming night out with friends. This traditional American dive bar features a unique concept with its fun carnival theme. Enjoy a game of Pinball, bowling, and some of the all-time favorite arcade games like Galaga, Joust, and Millipede while having a cold bottle of beer and some hotdogs all under one roof.

Shorty’s is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2316 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-5449

King’s Hardware

King’s Hardware is a Traditional American bar where you can grab a great burger and an ice-cold beer along with your friends. This cool spot serves traditional gastropub fare at a fairly reasonable price.

Swing on by at the King’s Hardware for some boozy cocktail on their heated patio during happy hour. They are open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 4 pm to 10 pm, and on Sundays, from 12 pm to 5 pm.

King’s Hardware
5225 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-0027

Cask & Trotter

Cask & Trotter is one of the few barbeque places in Seattle where they offer slow-cooked meats cooked fresh daily. It offers a warm and welcoming ambiance with its cabin-like feel and mellow bluesy vibe.

Guests can enjoy a variety of barbeques and other meat dishes cooked to perfection. C&T’s, as it is known to locals, also has a full bar carrying only the freshest of ingredients while serving local & regional beers, wines, and bourbons that pairs well with the smoky goodness of their barbeques.

Come around C&T’s for some carnist’s delight and a glass of your favorite spirit for a laid-back and satisfying night out.

Cask & Trotter
711 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 453-4756


Re:Public is set in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood. This bar and restaurant is one of the largest in the city and holds the largest selection of whiskeys this side of Seattle.

Savor their carefully-crafted libations along with one of the dishes featured in their seasonal menu and you’re in for some real treat and gastronomic delight. Exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and beautiful lighting fixtures throughout create an idyllic setting fit for a romantic date.

Visit Re:Public when you’re in town. You wouldn’t want to miss one of the finest dining and drinking spots in Seattle.

429 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 467-5300


Liberty is a homey neighborhood cocktail and sushi bar recently recognized as 2020’s Best Bourbon Bar in the West Region.

Aside from being the best place to have a bourbon, you can also relish some of their handcrafted cocktails made from only the choicest ingredients. These amazing mixes complement the light but flavorful offerings in their sushi bar.

Experience Liberty, to-go style, while the pandemic rages all over the world. Open daily from 10 am to 2 am.

517 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9898