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“Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium” 5 of 5 stars
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Canon
928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 552-9755
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Ranked #166 of 3,563 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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“Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Next time we visit Seattle, more time will be allocated for this wonderful place. We came here for 'happy hour,' but wish we had been able to stay longer to sample the food. Just reading the menu is an experience in itself. The setting is cozy and intimate. Don't miss the patio in the back. Making a decision on what to drink will not be an easy one. And, if you're not able to find exactly what you want, just name your favorite liquor base and possibly any other ingredients to your waiter, and the mixologist will concoct 'heaven in a glass.' We did order a snack that was a combination of hot pretzels, nuts, and other tasty treats. This was more than just 'happy hour.' It was a memorable experience, especially for our taste buds. And be sure to visit one of the bathrooms. It's my understanding that Canon's bathroom won a contest over another extraordinary Seattle restaurant, Canlis.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Amazing Selection which makes for an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

While on tour with work the owner Jamie took us to his establishment Canon. Wow! That's what you will say when you walk into this place. It's a library of booze that keeps going and going. You could honestly read the menu for an hour and not even scratch the surface. This is the place you would take people to show them something different and have an experience.

They have a cute patio out back which is very nice and since we happened to have been invited by the owner Jamie, he took us down into the basement which was an equally cool experience. He took us into the back room where he has a locked "prohibition style" room set up with rare and exclusive whiskeys. He was nice enough to offer us a whiskey tasting from the early 1900's and I was honored to be part of the tasting.

If you have money to spend and want to experience something exclusive then ask to go down to the secret room.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane
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“Wow, lots of booze choices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our visit got off to a rocky start but our waitress really redeemed herself. You must know, the place is small and the seating is tight. This was fine as the people setting right next to us were friendly and nice. We ordered the 'surprise' cocktail which were delicious! You name your favorite base liquor and they take it from there! We had the scallop appetizer and wow, it was delicious. We will go again, for sure!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“A party on your palate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We enjoyed a fun evening at Canon after it was recommended by a friend. They have a new patio in the patio with a cozy environment. We experienced great service with helpful advice. Our cocktails were good, but the food was really the special part. We ordered the cheese plate and pork belly sandwiches. The cheese plate was out of this world, and so fun! It included great cheese, but more interestingly, a lavender ice cream spread. Incredible.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Birthday cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Billed as the largest liqueur selection in N.America it did not disappoint, it looked like a library. The cocktail list was equally impressive, the first two I ordered were pre-made in little bottles but my friend ordered a negroni selection and was very impressed.
A must visit bar in Seattle.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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