When it comes to sourcing wines, beers and even cocktails, Seattle bars pride themselves on stocking options that are locally produced, plentiful and an integral part of local culture. In Seattle, even the most divey of dive bars keep at least a couple of regional beers on tap, and the city was long ahead of the game on the craft cocktail craze, too (think hand-mixed cocktails made with fresh juices and seasonal garnishes). These days, even some of the booze mixed with those fresh ingredients comes from nearby sources as well, thanks to a handful of artisan distilleries throughout Washington state and in Seattle that produce their own gins and vodkas.
Of course, this entire list of best bars could simply read as a who’s who of local microbreweries, since each has its own brewpub and/or taproom. However, there is simply too much variety in the Emerald City to keep the focus that narrow, so here you will find a cross-spectrum of watering holes devoted to drinking in style–from posh hotel lounges to giant pool hall saloons. Another plus of Seattle pub life is the food: In a progressive and forward-thinking foodie culture, bars pride themselves on quality grub, so you don’t have to rely on typical bar burgers or deep-fried fare to soak up the alcohol. On an even higher level, you'll find bars and pubs owned by top restaurateurs, such as Quinn’s Pub in Capitol Hill.
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