Ten on 9th
Ten on 9th is South Lake Union’s premier cocktail lounge and restaurant, featuring a seasonally rotating selection of 10 custom craft cocktails, 10 vintage inspired cocktails, 10 in-house infused fine liquors and over 200 varieties of spirits. There’s also a full food menu of updated American comfort food classics. Owner Chef J. Charles enlisted mixologists Lisa Marie Woodward and Ralaina Smith of Venik Lounge to expand upon Venik’s already stellar cocktail program, creating and producing an outstanding cocktail menu for the restaurant. The classy and comfortable bar, has an eclectic collection of art adorning the walls.
Address & telephone number: 227 9th Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 623 0301
In a gorgeous warehouse space with exposed brick walls re:public (regarding the public) is home to one of the largest bars in Seattle, serving up an excellent selection of wine as well as fantastic standard and specialty cocktails and a great collection of beers. The restaurant has gained a reputation for its strong well made drinks, which many locals love to enjoy with a charcuterie or cheese plate.
Address & telephone number: 429 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 467 5300
Cask & Trotter
Although Cask & Trotter is best known for their delicious BBQ slow cooked meats, they also have a full bar that carries only the freshest of ingredients and serves local and regional beers, wines, and bourbons. They have also recently started offering whiskeys and vodkas to enhance their selection. There are also several TVs at the bar, perfect for watching your favorite games while enjoying you beers, bourbons, and whiskeys. The Moscow Mule is a particular favorite among the cocktails at the bar, and they also offer a late night Happy Hour.
Address & telephone number: 711 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 453 4756
Feierabend is a blend of German and Northwest cuisine. Some of the menu items are traditional German fare, while others have been adapted for Seattle palates. The pub uses both local purveyors and imported items to produce amazing quality food that it can be proud of, and all eighteen of its tap biers are imported straight from Germany. ‘Feierabend’ means ‘quitting time’ in German, and the restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food and drinks. They even offer punch cards for locals who love to come in regularly and try everything on the full list of traditional German beers.
Address & telephone number: 422 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 340 2528
Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern has a great beer selection and makes good cocktails and the food can be easily shared with friends thanks to the large communal tables. Fun menu items include the tots and Jell-O shots, the fried cheese curds, and the dessert pretzel chips with a marshmallow-Nutella concoction. Patrons also love playing on the shuffle board table and throwing darts. Folks who live in the area know Brave Horse as one of the best places for brunch as well, and especially popular is the Bloody Scotsman, a version of the Bloody Mary with scotch.
Address & telephone number: 310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 971 0717
The Wurst Place
The Wurst Place has 23 craft, local, and European beers on draft, and sours and more in bottles. Gourmet traditional and game sausages, ranging from German brats to Nurnberger style to smoked elk with cheddar and jalapeños to veggie brats, make for the perfect meals. With gluten free bread, sausage, frites, dips, beer, and cider available, The Wurst Place has something for everyone to fall in love with.
Address & telephone number: 510 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 623 3548
O’Máille’s Irish Pub
Formerly Paddy Coyne’s flagship location, O’Máille’s Irish Pub has a new owner and a new menu, but has kept the same crew and continues to attract great regulars, taking pride in being South Lake Union’s original public house. The standard pub favorites of the old days are still on the menu, but they now also have some amazing healthier options, and you can tell that the new kitchen manager really cares about the quality of the food being served. Patrons love the classic Irish pub vibe, with Guinness and sports being the main focus of the place. They have a great happy hour and plenty of seating, including outdoor seating, booths, and bar seating. Service is fast and friendly, and visitors are treated to nice views of the water as the ferry and boats pass by as they enjoy delicious Irish whiskeys. They also have Trivia Night on Tuesdays, and specials on beers and snacks during Seahawks games.
Address & telephone number: 1190 Thomas St, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 405 1548