Bar Hop

April 8, 2012 6:51 PM
Sun Liquor DistilleryCapitol HillSun Liquor Distillery is an essential happy-hour stop. From 5 to 7 p.m., you can gaze lovingly at the...
April 8, 2012 6:48 PM
Today, the term “happy hour” is ingrained in communal cocktail thought, but its origins are unclear. Although a few facts are available, it...
April 6, 2012 9:35 PM
Creative cocktailsWith a long, lean space that meanders past the bar and kitchen (and a back deck that promises to be dandy), The Sexton is...
February 18, 2012 12:51 AM
STREET TIKI When Chino owners Walter and Mari Lee decided to open a restaurant based around the Los Angeles street food they devoured in...
February 3, 2012 8:37 PM
Click links for locations and maps. The Saint’s freshly muddled classic house margarita is just right: tart and refreshing with both fresh...
January 14, 2012 12:04 AM
When writing about aged cocktails, I feel I should start with, “It all starts a long time ago, in a faraway place,” as if my grandfather...
January 13, 2012 11:53 PM
The Gin’s the Thing Sitting on a stool at the long wooden bar—and I strongly suggest it—is a singular experience. While sipping, you can...
December 12, 2011 9:41 PM
Longtime friends and bartenders Trevor Garand and Rita Dixson opened casual neighborhood bar The Bridge this year in dive-bar Redline’s old...
November 19, 2011 1:02 AM
Named for the Brazilian beach town Paraty (but spelled differently), Paratii Craft Bar transforms a little corner of Ballard into a...
October 28, 2011 2:28 PM
As Ken Burns recently illuminated for us, women were at the forefront of the two most significant developments in our country's history of...
October 17, 2011 4:14 PM
THE VIBE: The room’s feel is theatrical, yet intimate. The high wooden ceilings are decked with antique chandeliers and window frames...
September 16, 2011 4:11 PM
In a window-wrapped corner space next to the recently expanded Spinasse (which now has a new, open pasta-making station, but retains its...
September 16, 2011 4:03 PM
When I moved to New York City a decade ago, I couldn’t believe how bad they had it. Oh sure, they’ve got Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud and so...
September 16, 2011 4:02 PM
A new watering hole sits along the steel paths of the pedestrian walkway downtown, offering a sweet escape during long ferry waits. THE...
July 13, 2011 4:45 PM
Tommy Gun Bar owner Erin Nestor (of The BottleNeck Lounge in Madison Valley) opened Tommy Gun (1703 E Olive Way; 206.323.4866) in March...