Seattle’s up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood has attracted numerous trendy new restaurants and bars in recent years, thanks to the waves of incoming young corporate employees from the new Amazon and other company office buildings. From craft cocktails to German beers to Irish whiskeys, South Lake Union offers the coolest settings in which to enjoy a fantastic drink. Here’s our guide to some of the best bars in the neighborhood.
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.
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 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