Apr 16, 2017


807 1st Ave, Seattle, Wa, 98104

The Stats:

TypeBar & Club
Bar ServiceFull
Bar SizeMedium
Bar Taps6
Tap RotationWeekly
Top ShelfMac12
Menu2 Page
TV Coverage50%
EventsFrequent DJ & Events

The Story:

If you are looking for nightly activities this might be your place. Nights with a DJ kick in around 9pm and Mondays offer Karaoke. Cocktails and jello shots are more the scene here and there appears to be a frequent costume theme that I haven't figured out yet. Overall this is a fun place with friendly staff.

Cheers to Contour!

Apr 8, 2017

Quality Athletics

121 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

The Stats:

Bar ServiceFull
Bar SizeLarge
Bar Taps6 (x2)
Tap RotationSeasonal, Single Rotated Tap
Top ShelfMac12
TV Coverage100%
EventsFriday Night Films

The Story:

This place works for groups both big and small. Their ample bar space means you can usually find a good seat with a couple friends, or get seated at a long table if you came with a crowd.

They have a changing snack menu that has not failed to please in the few times I've visited here. They also have giant, cozy-looking fire pits outside, that I have yet to see opened up for use.

While I've not had trouble finding a seat at the bar here, keep in mind this place will be packed on game days due to its proximity to the stadium.

Cheers to QA!

Apr 1, 2017

Flat Stick Pub

240 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA, 98104, United States

The Stats:

TypeUnderground Pub
SeatingAmple Bar + Benches
Bar ServiceDrinks Only
Bar SizeMedium
Bar Taps32
Tap RotationOften
Top ShelfBeer / Cider
MenuTacos & Snacks
TV Coverage100%
AtmosphereHangout + Games
EventsTrivia, Promotional Games & Competitions

The Story:

If you're looking for something more to do at a pub than just drink your beer then the Flat Stick Pub is worth a visit.  There are a handful of table games to play and even some putting lanes downstairs.

As far as the beer selection it's drink-by-the-numbers. The current selection of brews and ciders is on a digital menu on the wall above the taps numbered to match. Pub crawlers beware, however, this place is card only. No cash!

Fun rumor I learned about this place: Apparently for a brewer to gain space on this menu they are sometimes required to compete in games of mini-golf against fellow breweries.

-- Cheers to Flat Stick Pub!

Mar 25, 2017

Good Bar

240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

The Stats:

Bar ServiceFull
Beer Taps10
Tap RotationOften
Top ShelfLagavulin 16, Nikka Pure Mault
Menu1 Page
TV Coverage1 TV
Bar SizeSmall
AtmosphereFancied-up corner bar

The Story:

Here you can order fancy cheeses and meats along with wine and baguettes. The focus is more on this and signature cocktails, but don't let that make you think you won't find a good brew here. Speaking with the staff the impression I get is that they are particular about everything they stock.

The cheese selection changes frequently and can be found on a hand-written menu insert along with the meats on the other side. There are a variety of blue, goat, and cow cheeses both pasteurized and unpasteurized, imported and local.

The staff is friendly, the place looks great, and the food and drink are tasty and fun. This is a great place to check out if you are visiting Seattle or if you are looking for a new place for a date.

--Cheers to Good Bar!

Mar 18, 2017

The Lodge

1102 4th Ave, Seattle Wa, 98101

The Stats:

TypeRestaurant & Bar
Bar ServiceFull
Beer TapsOver 70
Tap RotationOften
Top ShelfMac 25, Vintage Jameson
MenuMedium / Multi-page
TV Coverage100%
Bar SizeMedium
AtmosphereCasual Restaurant
EventsTrivia Tuesday

The Story:

I enjoyed The Lodge. Its interior is beautiful and its atmosphere is very cozy. The service is friendly and you have a lot of beers and ciders to choose from. Probably the only things needed to feel like a story book setting are a couple of roaring fire places with boiling cauldrons of stew.

The are only a couple things to be aware of here: If you are not sitting at the bar then your service will likely be slow. Also it's a little bit weird that there is a doorway that leads into the bar next door and that this is where you need to go in order to use the restroom.

Otherwise I highly recommend taking the opportunity to splurge a little bit here and try the Vintage Jameson Reserve when it's in stock. 

-- Cheers to The Lodge!