This is the best bar in Seattle because it is the perfect toasty Pacific Northwest hideaway. The massive outdoor space is great during pleasant weather days and fans of Twin Peaks will adore the decor inside. The real gem, though, is not the booze (although the selection is impeccable) but the Tavern Burgers. Single or double patty burgers come wrapped in paper and, at less than $10 each, you’ll want to order a few.
Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Seattle’s drinking scene. The Emerald City takes its drink culture seriously (bars are some of Seattle's best attractions), with dozens of watering holes to please locals and tourists alike. Among the best bars in Seattle are classic joints like Bathtub Gin & Co (#2), where you'll find Prohibition-era cocktails in the basement boiler room of a former Seattle hotel, and tourist destinations like Unicorn (#13), which delights with chaotic colors and decor. And, of course, Seattle is home to many beloved—and rather strange—dives, from Orient Express (#14), a Chinese restaurant and bar inside a vintage train, to 5 Point Cafe (#17), a 24-hour joint beneath the Space Needle. So, the next time Seattle's rainy weather forces you inside (which, let's be honest, is going to be soon), you can reference this list of the best bars in Seattle to get away from the downpour. The next morning, nurse that hangover at the best brunch spots in Seattle.
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