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Readers Vote: Seattle's Most Underrated Cocktail Spots

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Eater Cocktail Week 2013 is just a warm, vodka-scented whisper on the neck at this point, but that does not mean cocktails are off the menu. Nope. The most recent Friday Open Threads asked for readers to divulge their favorite underrated spots for cocktails, and now that the week-long hangover is over, the answers have been compiled.

Here now, in complete random order, are 11 of Seattle's most underrated cocktail spots as suggested by readers. Is your favorite underrated cocktail joint not on this list? Feel free to make a case for it in the comments!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Atlantic Crossing

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6508 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 729-6266
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"The Atlantic Crossing is one of the most underrated bars in Seattle. The drinks are strong and cheap, but most importantly, the food is fantastic since the new chef took over."

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2. Oliver's Lounge

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405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-8700
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"Oliver's at the Mayflower [Hotel] is a great bar. They focus on classic cocktails and Patrick, the bartender, will explain the history and components of the drink that you order."

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3. Agrodolce

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709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-9707
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"I was at Momiji this past week and their selection is awesome. But I gotta say, Agrodolce makes the best. Their bar program is top notch."

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2800 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 328-6645
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"I am a HUGE fan of Luc! I've had so much fun sitting at the bar and having [the bartender] mix something delicious for me. I am no spring chicken, and always enjoy the atmosphere. It's always a great vibe."

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5. Miyabi 45th

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2208 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-4545
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"They have unique infusions and cocktails, such as Milky Way vodka, shishito Tequila, and shitake vodka."

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6. Radiator Whiskey

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94 Pike St, Ste 30
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-4268
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"Hard to call Radiator Whiskey underrated, but I haven't found a lot of places that are making their own bitters and have bartenders capable of taking customer input and creating a drink they love. The Bourbon Margarita is a great choice, but if Justin is behind the bar, try the Toronto - a manhattan with a splash of Fernet that doesn't overpower the bourbon."

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7. Ba Bar

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550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2030
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"Awesome drinks, fantastic food."

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8. Crosswalk Tavern

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8556 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 789-9691

"CROSSWALK ON GREENWOOD, and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know how to treat their stupid mouth right. Really, this is where the CHAMPS go to treat their mouth RIGHT."

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9. La Isla

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2320 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-0516
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"Hard to find rums and innovative drink specials, like the apple pie cider and Rumpkin. Need I say more?"

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10. The Bourbon Bar

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4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 420-8285
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"The Bourbon Bar (part of Columbia City Theater) is amazing!! The bartender Fred is awesome. If you say, 'I like (fill in the blank), can you suggest something?' he's all over it. The venue has tons of character and they recently started showing Seahawks away games. BONUS!"

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11. The Tin Lizzie Lounge

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600 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-1499
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"Under the new management [Tin Lizzie] has gone above and beyond anything Queen Anne has to offer. Ask for Chris. You will not be disappointed."

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1. The Atlantic Crossing

6508 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

"The Atlantic Crossing is one of the most underrated bars in Seattle. The drinks are strong and cheap, but most importantly, the food is fantastic since the new chef took over."

[Photo Credit]
6508 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

2. Oliver's Lounge

405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

"Oliver's at the Mayflower [Hotel] is a great bar. They focus on classic cocktails and Patrick, the bartender, will explain the history and components of the drink that you order."

[Photo Credit]
405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Agrodolce

709 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

"I was at Momiji this past week and their selection is awesome. But I gotta say, Agrodolce makes the best. Their bar program is top notch."

[Photo Credit]
709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Luc

2800 E Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112

"I am a HUGE fan of Luc! I've had so much fun sitting at the bar and having [the bartender] mix something delicious for me. I am no spring chicken, and always enjoy the atmosphere. It's always a great vibe."

[Photo Credit]
2800 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112

5. Miyabi 45th

2208 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

"They have unique infusions and cocktails, such as Milky Way vodka, shishito Tequila, and shitake vodka."

[Photo Credit]
2208 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Radiator Whiskey

94 Pike St, Ste 30, Seattle, WA 98101

"Hard to call Radiator Whiskey underrated, but I haven't found a lot of places that are making their own bitters and have bartenders capable of taking customer input and creating a drink they love. The Bourbon Margarita is a great choice, but if Justin is behind the bar, try the Toronto - a manhattan with a splash of Fernet that doesn't overpower the bourbon."

[Photo Credit]
94 Pike St, Ste 30
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Ba Bar

550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

"Awesome drinks, fantastic food."

[Photo Credit]
550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Crosswalk Tavern

8556 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

"CROSSWALK ON GREENWOOD, and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know how to treat their stupid mouth right. Really, this is where the CHAMPS go to treat their mouth RIGHT."

[Photo Credit]
8556 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

9. La Isla

2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

"Hard to find rums and innovative drink specials, like the apple pie cider and Rumpkin. Need I say more?"

[Photo Credit]
2320 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

10. The Bourbon Bar

4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

"The Bourbon Bar (part of Columbia City Theater) is amazing!! The bartender Fred is awesome. If you say, 'I like (fill in the blank), can you suggest something?' he's all over it. The venue has tons of character and they recently started showing Seahawks away games. BONUS!"

[Photo Credit]
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

11. The Tin Lizzie Lounge

600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

"Under the new management [Tin Lizzie] has gone above and beyond anything Queen Anne has to offer. Ask for Chris. You will not be disappointed."

[Photo Credit]
600 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

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