Bar Hop

June 20, 2012 11:40 PM
The Scotch RocksIt’s fitting that Macleod’s has a large print of Scottish poet Robert Burns on the back wall; in 1785, he wrote in the poem...
May 23, 2012 9:40 PM
With lighting on the dim side, the Innkeeper could at first be confused with the type of lounge that caters to those who sip serious...
May 3, 2012 9:39 PM
It's still a little random that American businesses widely observe Cinco de Mayo (and not actual Mexican Independence day: September 16)....
April 27, 2012 8:44 PM
Gather 'round, Seattleites! I’m teaching a cocktail class July 20 & 21 -- same class twice -- at the effervescent and ebullient Pantry...
April 20, 2012 12:41 AM
Sotol, Tequila and MezcalLittle Water Cantina’s big wooden bar is hefty and backed by an impressive array of bottles, an instant hint that...
April 16, 2012 9:32 PM
Hey, did you know that you don’t need reservations at Canlis to drop in for a bite and a sip? Spiff yourself up and stop by the snazzy,...
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...