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The 8 Best Bars In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Had a long day? These are our favorite Seattle bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we know these are the best bars in Seattle. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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Essex

Bar, $$$$, Whittier HeightsBar, $$$$Seattle, Whittier Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2018

    The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Seattle, Washington

    CultureTrip, 2018
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Best Bars In Ballard

    Infatuation, 2019

Cook Weaver

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Restaurants On Capitol Hill

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Zagat, 2017

    8 Unexpectedly Romantic Restaurants and Bars in Seattle

    Zagat, 2017

The NOOK

Bar, $$, AdmiralBar, $$Seattle, Admiral
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2019

    Best Bars

    TimeOut, 2019

Bottlehouse

Wine Bar, $$, MadronaWine Bar, $$Seattle, Madrona
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zomato

    Tapas & Wine Bars

    Zomato
  • Eater, 2019

    Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Bad Bishop

Bar, DowntownBarSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The Seattle Bar Hit List: Where To Drink Right Now

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Drink the Best New Cocktails in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Ciudad

Bar, $$, GeorgetownBar, $$Seattle, Georgetown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2017

    Where To Eat & Drink In Georgetown

    Infatuation, 2017
  • Eater, 2019

    Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Rachel's Ginger Beer - University Village

Bar, $$, RavennaBar, $$Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Baker's

Cocktail Bar, $13 avg. main dish, BallardCocktail Bar, $13 avg. main dishSeattle, Ballard
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The Seattle Bar Hit List: Where To Drink Right Now

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Drink the Best New Cocktails in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 Seattle restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1286 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Infatuation. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Drink the Best New Cocktails in Seattle, Infatuation - The Seattle Bar Hit List: Where To Drink Right Now and Eater - The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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