WHY HERE: Owner Mike Carroll wants you to feel comfortable when you walk into his Belltown bar, which is why he has created a warm and welcoming atmosphere. He has also plumped up the menu with comfort food twists including hot olives with lemon and capers, crispy chicken wings with sesame and spicy oyster sauce, and lamb meatballs laced with saffron bisque and hazelnut gremolata. Of course, there are also plenty of lovely and well-balanced cocktails, too—a list that changes frequently and ranges from classic to creative.
WHY NOW: Quality service is as important as ever—something this Seattle bar excels at. Come for the drinks and food, and stay for live music, comedy and burlesque.