Welcome to the 9th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. The Awards focus solely on restaurants that opened over the past year, including the tail end of 2017 after the previous Eater Awards nominations closed.
In each category there will be an editor’s choice winner (chosen by the editorial staff of each Eater site) and a reader’s choice winner (chosen by poll) — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The reader’s choice winner gets unlimited bragging rights as an Eater fan favorite. The editor’s choice winner will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
And that’s not all: Over the course of the coming year, stay tuned for features highlighting what makes each of the editor’s choice winners so great.
Now, without further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Bar of the Year category. Come back each day this week to vote in two more categories. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Here are the nominees in no particular order, with links to more information:
- Supreme, West Seattle’s fantastic throwback pizzeria from Mark Fuller of Ma’Ono, with boozy slushies, old-school ambiance, and garlic knots galore.
- Deep Dive, Renee Erickson’s dramatic stunner underneath the Amazon Spheres in Denny Triangle, featuring plenty of unusual original cocktails with the likes of aquavit, beets, and sherry.
- Marseille, Brandin Myett’s cozy natural wine bar and shop in Bar Ferdinand’s former home inside Melrose Market, brimming with interesting selections from rosé to white to orange wines.
- Stampede Cocktail Club, a Fremont bar whose funky vibe is matched by fantastic original cocktails and boisterous, welcoming hospitality from owner Paul Shanrock.
- Dynasty Room, I-Miun Liu’s atmospheric revival of Chinatown-International District’s historic Four Seas Restaurant, destined to be torn down but guaranteed to burn brightly till the last.
Cast your vote for Bar of the Year now; the poll closes at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 30: