Suzi Pratt/Thrillist (edited)
Courtesy of Suzi Pratt
1. The 5 Point Cafe415 Cedar St, Seattle
2. Linda's Tavern707 E Pine St, Seattle
3. The Mecca Cafe & Bar526 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
4. King's Hardware5225 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle
5. The Grizzled Wizard2317 N 45th St, Seattle
6. Montana1506 E Olive Way, Seattle
7. Shorty's2222 2nd Ave., Seattle
8. Blue Moon Tavern712 NE 45th St, Seattle
9. Redwood Bar and Grill514 E Howell St, Seattle
10. Comet Tavern922 E Pike St, Seattle
11. Thunderbird Tavern7515 15th Ave NW, Seattle
It's hard to argue with a motto like "Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929" -- or this diner's/dive bar's tasty American bites (burgers, sandos) and breakfast drinks.
A classic pub in Seattle, Linda's prides itself on being "a nice place for nice people".
Any bar with a motto like "alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929", all-day breakfast, and a jukebox playing Coltrane, The Pixies, Tom Waits, and... um, Wham, is probably the place for you. So why aren't you at Mecca Cafe & Bar right now?
This heavily taxidermy'd boozer's got seriously sweet deals on Oly and 14 other drafts, 15 burger options (like the peanut butter/bacon-based After School Special), plus hot wings, onion rings, and other "sidekicks".
Opened by a pair of bar/resto vets, this black painted Erotic Bakery-adjacent drink spot's got muted red lighting ideal for display of its ironic graffiti-style wizard mural; they're featuring signature old-timey 'tails (the Italian vermouth/dry gin/brand
Opened by a 'tana-born industry vet (La Bete, Matt's in the Market, etc.) and the lady-preneur behind Rachel's Ginger Beer, this 40-seater's serving better-than-usual suds and a few classical 'tails in a charmingly awkward space that used to house the Buck's, now transformed thanks to stained wood and highway signs (some bullet-riddled!) into the kind of intentionally dive-y space where you're encouraged to carve your name into the tables.
This Belltown boozer is combining your favorite things all under one roof: arcade games, hot dogs, and plenty of drinks. Stop in for pinball and a cocktail... at the same time.
Home to the beat poets back in the day, the Blue Moon’s roots extend far beyond that decade. In fact, it’s the first and oldest bar in the U-District. By state law, the bar had to be at least one mile away from the UW, locating it precisely where it is, just off the freeway.
With sticky surfaces and peanut shell covered floors, you know that Redwood is a true dive bar. With cheap drinks and greasy bar fare,
Though music doesn’t happen quite as often as it used to, the booze flows aplenty and the bar connects to Lost Lake next door so you can grab a late-night breakfast/plate of tater tots.
With some help from the guys behind Secret Sausage Food Truck, Thurnderbird reopened in 2014, giving back Seattle its much needed dive bar plus strip club joint. Plus now you can order a hotlink with home made cream cheese with your beer.