Food & Drink

The Walrus and the Carpenter's shiny next-door boozer

Published On 09/25/2013 Published On 09/25/2013
Barnacle Mussels
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1. Barnacle 4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Opened by the lady behind The Whale Wins and next-door's The Walrus and the Carpenter, the 800sqft boozer is pouring an unfussy selection of old-fashioned cocktails (like... um, Old Fashions) from behind a 13ft copper-bar stocked with a highly curated selection of wines, digestifs, aperitifs, liqueurs, etc. On the food side, this mostly kitchen-less spot, is doing not-hot small plates like escabeche-style mussels, shaved pork leg, and stocks some of the boss' Boat Street Cafe jarred goods.