Confession time: This isn’t a list of “best bars in Seattle,” and if you came here because you googled that string of words and found this article, you’re going to be disappointed. (Wait, no, come back!) Because what’s the “best” bar, anyway? It’s not a competition!
What this is is a list of the quintessential Seattle bars, a set of places that if you drank at them would give you a sense of the city’s culture and history. (Just don’t try to go to all of them in one day.) These are diners that double as dives, craft cocktail bars that are equal parts sophisticated and welcoming, music industry hangout spots, and just plain ole bars.Read More