Bookstore Bar is The Place for Downtown Seattle's Good Times Literati
You can get a book. You can get a drink. You can get a book and get a drink... The Bookstore Bar is a one-of-a-kind gathering place, only blocks away from the Seattle waterfront. Towering floor-to-ceiling windows overlook First Avenue's bustling sidewalks. Meanwhile, inside guests are receiving a proper education on the finer attributes of the Bookstore's vast library of Scotch whiskies, American-made bourbons, handcrafted beers and regionally produced wines. This is an establishment where Jack London, Stephen King and Maya Angelou could be found huddled at the end of the bar talking shop, while the party of day traders two stools down sips a sampler flight of small-batch Scotch.
The Bookstore Bar appeals to a broad range of food tastes, as well. Lunch and dinner menus cover the gamut, from Pulled Pork Bites and Tuna Tataki appetizers, to the Library Bistro Burger and Bookstore Veggie Burger, to classics like Grilled Hanger Steak and Oreccheitte Pasta. You can, of course, finish it all off with delectable White Chocolate Huckleberry Crème Brulee or Rhubarb Tartin with vanilla ice cream.
The Bookstore Bar is five blocks from Pike Place Market, and seven blocks from Qwest Field. Street parking is readily available, and valet at the Alexis Hotel is only $7.
Bookstore Bar by the numbers:
Daily Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m.
$3-$8 food specials
Extensive 18-bottle by-the-glass wine list
70 Single-malt Scotch whiskies
50-60 American bourbons and whiskies
All books $5