The challenges of the pandemic impacted many Seattle cocktail destinations, some of which closed — at least temporarily — to wait for brighter days ahead. But since Washington’s liquor and cannabis board made it legal to sell sealed mixed drinks to go (until at least 2023), and bars are allowed to have full capacity again, there has been a cocktail revival. Here are some of the coolest drinks dens to knock a few back, which have either opened or reopened within the past six months. They are listed from north to south, with bars that require proof of vaccination noted.
Added this month: Phinney Ridge cocktail bar and Cambodian food specialist Oliver’s Twist and Queen Anne’s Korean-Mexican gastropub SZN
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More