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The 10 Best Bars Near South Lake Union, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in South Lake Union. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in South Lake Union. Grab your crew and get to these great watering holes for craft beer, bar snacks and a good time!

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TeKu Tavern

Bar, $$, South Lake UnionBar, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • Zagat, 2017

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    Zagat, 2017

Sam's Tavern

Bar, $$, South Lake UnionBar, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

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Cook Weaver

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

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  • Zagat, 2017

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    Zagat, 2017

Bad Bishop

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

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  • Eater, 2020

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Connect Lounge

Bar, $$, BelltownBar, $$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Sol Liquor Lounge

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2017

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  • CultureTrip, 2017

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Foreign National

Cocktail Bar, $$, Capitol HillCocktail Bar, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2019

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  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019

Uptown Hophouse

Sports Bar, $$, UptownSports Bar, $$Seattle, Uptown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rachel's Ginger Beer - 12th Avenue

Bar, $$, Capitol HillBar, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Belmont

Cocktail Bar, $$, Capitol HillCocktail Bar, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

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  • SeattleMet, 2019

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Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10951 restaurants, and 1286 lists and articles from top sources like SeattleMet and Infatuation. The spots that made the cut have been featured in SeattleMet - 13 Seattle Wine Bars for Your Imbibing Needs, Infatuation - 15 Seattle Wine Bars That Don’t Suck and SeattleMet - 8 Sister Restaurants We Love as Much as the Originals. 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. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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