Don’t fret, business travelers. Seattle has plenty of places to soothe your achin’ mind after snoozy conventions, conferences and meetings, perhaps even in your own hotel. Seattle locals enjoy hotel bars for upscale drinks and rotating cast of characters that is hard to get tired of. Olivers, Sazerac, Bookstore Bar, BOKA & Six Seven, all of these options have made Seattle a favorite among business travelers who enjoy using the night to unwind.
2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67 (Wall Street)
Seattle, WA 98121
This is a great place to spend a sunny summer afternoon, the patio is beautiful and you can sit in the sun and watch boats go by in the Seattle harbor. The inside is nice too, but the outside is definetly choice. Barstaff are friendly and make good drinks. And the reports of the food being amazing and full of northwestern siganture flavors seem to be right on the money.
1101 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
If you are looking for something a bit different, but do not wish to sacrifice flavor or service, the Sazerac might be your place. The menu is not broken down into the familiar appetizers and entrees but rather lets you build your own meal based on how much you want of what. While the menu changes frequently, one thing is consistent: Every little thing is house-made. And from all reports, everyone better leace room for dessert.
The Alexis Hotel
1009 First Avenue
The classy, upscale Bookstore Bar in Seattle caters to a dressed up after work crowd and guests from the Alexis Hotel that crowd in for their premium drinks, cigar encouraging and providing atmosphere, an excellent wine selection and some way above average pubbish food provided by the Alexis’ Library Bistro. The Bookstore Bar is a great Seattle local bar to relax with a drink and have a little intimate conversation in their plush, dimly lit confines.
BOKA Kitchen + Bar
1010 First Ave (Madison Street)
Seattle, WA 98104
A great deal of attention has obviously been paid to every aspect of the dinning experience at Boka. A very cool bar & restaurant, the food is different and the cocktails fresh and fabulous. The service is very attentive and the sommelier will helped you pick the perfect wine to go with your dinner. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful as well without giving off an overly pretentious vibe.
Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way
Oliver’s is a classic, old school appointments give the place an inherent coolness and the staff has to be one of the most friendly, courteous and professional around. The menu at Oliver’s is bar fare, but totally classy upscale bar fare served sophisticatedly at their intimate café tables. The drinks are equally as excellent, if not more so, as the food at this decadent Seattle hotel bar.