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Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

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Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Hello everyone,

Looking for a new Prohibition/Speakeasy style bar near DT Seattle when my best friend and I visit. Already frequent Needle and Thread and Bathtub Gin. Looking for great hand crafted cocktails, dark cozy atmosphere and great bartenders.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

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2. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Butterfly Lounge at Grim's?

http://www.grimseattle.com/

Black Bottle?

http://blackbottleseattle.com/

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3. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

I would head up to Capitol Hill. Knee High Stocking Co (requires a reservation/password) and Canon are two good options.

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4. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

How about Tavern Law? (seriously I'm asking I've never been but love that name!)

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5. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Tavern Law is great and has what the OP describes, but you don't go through an unmarked door or have to give a secret password or anything like that...not sure if that spoils the fun or if you're really just looking for a great craft cocktail bar.

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6. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Christy, the OP mentioned Needle and Thread, which is inside of tavern law and does require a password/secret door. :)

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7. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Oh that's a good point. the places I mentioned do not require a password! :) suze

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8. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

Those threads linked above -- especially the second cover most of the best bases.

A couple updates: Vessel has closed (again). Jim Romdall has taken over at Rumba. David Nelson has left Il Bistro (he previously was bar manager at Tavern Law and Needle and Thread) and has joined the staff at Aragona.

Witness is open

http://witnessbar.com/

Erik Carlson is no longer primarily at Bastille. He runs the cocktail programs for all of the Deming Maclise, James Weiman restaurants and now is primarily found at their new Stoneburner across the street from Bastille.

If you are interested in Ballard then definitely try Percy's. It is not a speakeasy but is an apothecary style saloon in a turn of the 20th C. building on Ballard Ave whose part owners came from Apotheke in NYC. They do seasonal cocktails and classics and use tinctures sourced from Ballard's Dandelion Botanicals. Food is also very decent. If you did a trip to Ballard Percy's, Stoneburner, The Gerald, The Sexton (which also has a very nice cocktail program), and others are all on Ballard Ave. http://percysseattle.com/

I have been reading about Maison Tavern which is attached to nightclub Aston Manor on 1st Ave in SoDo.

http://seattle.eater.com/tags/maison-tavern

http://maisontavern.com/

thrillist.com/drink/seattle/sodo/aston-manor…

Apparently when the club is open on Friday and Saturday nights Maison Tavern is the VIP room. Other nights it is supposed to operate as a stand alone prohibition-y bar. I am skeptical about places associated with nightclubs but take a look if it interests you.

There is also The Upstairs above Pintxo in Belltown

http://www.theupstairsseattle.com/

thrillist.com/bars/seattle/belltown/the-upst…

E.Smith Mercantile in Pioneer Square has a back bar that kind of fits the bill

http://www.esmithmercantile.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ESmithMercantile

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9. Re: Prohibiton/Speakeasy Style Bars Seattle?

The Upstairs is a very cool little spot. I looked into that for our office holiday party but it was too tiny for our group. While no password is required, definitely add that one to your list!! suze

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