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“Excellent cocktails”
Review of Zig Zag Cafe

Zig Zag Cafe
Ranked #131 of 4,273 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very good, modern cocktail bar. A little hard to find, but worth searching for. Even on a Friday night we only waited a few minutes for a table. We didn’t have anything to eat, but drank some good fresh cocktails. I would have liked to have sat at the bar and talked to the bartender, but the bar was too crowded. I’d definitely check it out again.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

ZigZag is a Seattle classic, and arguably its best cocktail bar.

The cocktail menu is outstanding, and someone interested in mixing new drinks can learn a lot here. The food is hit and miss. Their cheese plate is very generous, but some of their other foods are overly spicy. But the drinks are what you come here for, and they are always very good. They have excellent variations on old standards, but also offer new inventions that are often very well balanced. I'd rate them 3 stars for the food, 5 stars for the drinks.

I've been here several times, and the service is always top notch. Servers are friendly, attentive, and never seem rushed, even when it is full.

Prices are OK, but not overpriced for the quality.

The space is kind of smallish, and can fill up and get noisy from all the talking. The clientele is a wide range of ages, from early 20s into the 60s, which is a good sign for a bar.

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Thank jml66
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very cute little bar/restaurant. Not much seating but is worth it to get in. Drinks are about 10-14, but some of the best tasting drinks ever. Servers were friendly and very good at recommending different drinks.

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Thank Jtravelerss
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Trendy place to go and during happy hour 5-7 it's crazy busy. The menu provides plenty of variety, greatly enjoyed the cheese plate served with mixed olives and roasted almonds, the calamari was super delicious the preparation was new to me, the meat flat bread topped this off with a bang. Prepare yourself for the drink menu which I found to be amazing. It was very busy when we arrived but once happy hour was over it calmed a bit improving service greatly. Staff was polite, gave us the only table left which was reserved although we had no reservation. Yes I would go back to try out more items on menu and different cocktails

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Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This place is a hidden gem, we stumbled across it and stumbled out a few hours later after an amazing night. The ambience was perfect and service and staff were exceptional, we were made to feel like locals and enjoyed every minute we were there. Ricardo our bartender was a true craftsman and the drinks were amazing. The locals we met were so interesting and sitting at the bar is a must. Can do nothing but highly recommend this great place

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