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Welcome to The Nest, Thompson Seattle’s iconic rooftop bar, cocktail lounge, and terrace. Hovering above the urban hustle of Pike Place Market and Seattle’s downtown, The Nest embraces the heart-stopping view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range beyond—making it the only place that truly captures the unfolding drama of the city. The hand-crafted cocktail, wine, and small snacks menu is oriented toward seasonal produce, highlighting the ever-evolving Pacific Northwest landscape. And while the plush bar buzzes with activity, cozy fire-lit corners hidden amid lush greenery beckon those yearning for more intimate contemplation.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $60
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

We had just checked into the hotel and ran up about 4:30 p.m. for a drink at at the Nest. The hostess seated us for a half hour, which was very nice because we didn't have reservations. We had the nicest waiter named Devin. He...voluntarily took the time to write down recommendations of places to visit while in Seattle. By the way, the temporary tent was a good shelter from the strong winds.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

I hope The owner ( Matt) will understand that if you cannot provide expected service - sun shade or replacement table and your clients don’t feel comfortable you should have honor their will to leave without them paying for reservation any way . We have...received tiny table by the speaker and dish collector in sun , we have asked host for change of table or sunshade , both were denied 🙅‍♂️ You can’t treat people like trash and take their money wile all you provide is the view - by the way guys be aware this place has only big cabanas where you can have view every other table for two has absolutely obstructed view Also o my people that have cabanas have right to sun shade It’s unacceptable Do not go there if you are just a couple we have ruined our double birthday and we won’t forget that one ☝️More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

The view is excellent, but very limited seating space when the outside tables are not available. One cocktail, one tap beer, one coke and one shrimp appetizer $60.00.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

We had a nightcap at The Nest twice while staying at the Thompson just before the holidays. The bar was busy, mostly with larger groups, and pretty rowdy later in the evening, but we still received attentive, efficient service at the bar. The cocktails were...excellent - lots of interesting spirits, and a very tasty agave-based drink with horchata and cinnamon was the highlight.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

The view is lovely, certainly, but it is quite crowded and there is very little seating. Even on a warm, clear day the balcony was enclosed in plastic sheeting which makes the view more blurry and obscured. Seating is limited and the bar service is...slow. The cocktails were good, but tended towards either the sweet or harsh/overly boozy side (I prefer a more balanced drink).More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

Delicious food. Great presentation. Loved the staff. Just can't enough positive comments about this place. A must place to visit/dine.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

We were in town for the weekend and went here in the afternoon for some beers and a snack. Yes, it is pricey but it is prime real estate with an awesome view of the Sound just above the Pike Place Market. We met some...friendly locals here so not just tourists. I would return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

This is a fantastic rooftop bar at Motif hotel. It has good-tasting but expensive drinks (New York City prices such as $17 for Grey Goose vodka + pineapple juice). The waiters gave incredible service and kept asking if we wanted drinks. There are high booths...with chairs and couches inside. There are tables with a beautiful of the city and water outside.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

Great view!!! Lots of loud pretentious half drunken people dressed grungily with dogs. For a reportedly upscale place, it was disappointing. Cocktails were kind of expensive and the only food being served that night was popcorn, mixed nuts (and we saw plenty of them already...there), and a cheese plate. Least expensive wine was a rather nice Basel Malbec for $12 Bud Light bottles were $6 There is very limited indoor seating and plenty of outdoor roof top seating. And again... the view is terrific.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Great rooftop bar with lots of seating and fantastic view of Puget Sound. Just beware that with the mandatory 20% tip and hefty Seattle taxes every cocktail is $20.

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5