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Zig Zag Cafe

1501 Western Avenue Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #102 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Escondido, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just to start, I loved Zig Zag Cafe. While we were sitting there at the end of our dining experience I was trying to think what would knock a star off and honestly, there was nothing negative during out dinner. I don't often give 5 stars for a first visit, but this was an outstanding experience. I did not find... More

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Glastonbury, CT
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Please please please if you go here allow the bartenders to make you an excellent drink based on what you like. It is an upscale, very trendy bar that has a neighborhood feel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had a fantastic experience at the Zig Zag cafe. Their cocktails and service were excellent. Try the Red Sea if you like rye whiskey based cocktails.

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ft.lauderdale, florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Happy birthday to me! I wish i could write a lot but i only remember a little. Ths was the highlight bar on our seattle trip. So intimate yet wild! Witty and smart! Let the bartenders take you back in time...and lose sight of all concept of time. Great local find. If you dont go here, you are missing out.... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went 2 times during my trip to Seattle and had 4 different drinks. All were unique, had a nice balance, and very refreshing. The servers were extremely knowledgable on the ingredients and tastes, offering nice suggestions. Full price is high, so id recommend coming during happy hour for more affordable drink prices. We sat outside both times and is... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The wife and I were visiting Seattle for the first time. We arrived in the evening, then went to dinner a little late (8 or 9ish.) We walked to Zig Zag. It is located in a busy area so that makes you feel safe, however, given Seattle's homeless population and the fact that you get to Zig Zag by walking... More

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went there with hopes of having dinner. Was seated right away and greeted by our server. After looking at the drink menu I was really up for spending $15 for one cocktail. My boyfriend didn't order anything as they beer list was quite small and didn't have anything to his liking. I did find a cocktail ($11) to try...... More

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Burlington, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I understand when things are busy, you maybe short staffed etc. However, we arrived at this small restaurant/bar with high hopes of some delicious dessert and after dinner drinks. Being a party of 7, and seeing the option of sitting outside in the cool Seattle air we asked the hostess if we could sit at the available tables. The hostess... More

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Grayslake, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A little tough to find (down the street, down the stairs), but definately worth the effort. They serve food late and have the best baked cauliflower we have ever had - or maybe we were just really hungry. Outdoor seating if nice but indoors give a nice vibe as well. A nice treat at the end of the night.

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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508 reviews 508 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm not in love with the 20s speakeasy vibe much anymore, but beyond that, Zig Zag Cafe is a great place for a drink. Located down some zig zaggy steps from Pike Place, the cafe isn't exactly hidden with its nice outside seating. The drinks are ok, but rather than going from the menu, let the bartender craft something for... More

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