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!