Pioneer Square's newest watering hole, The Sovereign, is open as of September 28. Eater paid a visit to check out the Art Deco and Art Nouveau decor of the subterranean bar, which sits in the basement of the historic Maynard Building.
The Sovereign is a project of the owners of The Forge Lounge, located on the pedestrian walkway leading from First and Marion to the ferry terminal downtown. The food is inspired by French-American and Afro-Caribbean flavors, and there are original cocktails and Northwest beer to wash it down. The Forge’s popular Matcha Mule, which uses matcha green tea powder, will make an appearance on the cocktail menu.
Much of the food menu claims to be locally-sourced and organic, with sections like "table bread," "deviled eggs," "baguettes," and "marmites" devoted to charcuterie, cheese, and plenty of smoked options like oysters, sardine butter, and mornay.
119 1st Ave S, (206) 257-4655, Facebook. Open Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.