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Mona's Bistro and Lounge
6421 Latona Avenue NE
Seattle
WA
98115-6556
USA
[CLOSED]
Eater: R.I.P. Mona's Bistro & Lounge
I discovered Mona's many years ago when I was first starting to make a concentrated effort at finding the best bars and restaurants of Seattle. I had already made the rounds of several of the popular bars in downtown Seattle, but really wanted to try to find something further north near where I was living. The few tentative attempts I'd tried had resulted in pretty dismal results. I then checked an on-line restaurant guide to see if they listed any interesting possibilities, and "Mona's" popped up right away.

Zig Zag Cafe
1501 Western Avenue (#202)
Seattle
WA
98101
USA
http://www.zigzagseattle.com
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Open 5pm to 2am Nightly
Kitchen open until 1am
CitySearch
The cocktail culture in Seattle is definitely going through some exciting changes, and the Zig Zag Cafe is the place in Seattle to experience the best that this city has to offer.

Sambar at Le Gourmand
425 NW Market St
Seattle
WA
98107-2707
USA
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Review on Citysearch
This very (very) small bar is attached to the wonderful French restaurant Le Gourmand, but has a separate entrance, as well as a very separate ambiance. While I always recommend you sit at the bar, there is only room for about 5 stools, so it fills up quickly!

Canon
928 12th Ave.
Seattle
WA
98122-44112
USA
http://www.canonseattle.com/
Review on Citysearch
Recently, Jamie Boudreau found a home for his concept of a cocktail bar at the location previously home to Licorous. In it's new incarnation it is a celebration of whiskey and classically styled cocktails.

Vessel
1312 5th Ave.
Seattle
WA
98101-2602
USA
http://www.vesselseattle.com
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This small little cocktail lounge is tucked in next to the 5th Avenue Theater. They take a special pride in the cocktails they make, and have built up an impressive collection of obscure ingredients, and recipes which use them.

Canlis
2576 Aurora Ave. N
Seattle
WA
98109-2206
USA
http://www.canlis.com/
(Map)
Canlis is a Seattle standard. They've been that "special night out" restaurant for over 50 years. While their bar program had been left behind for many years, they recently woke up and realized how important it is to reflect the same culinary responsibilities there as they do in their kitchen. I love it when restaurnat owners take that level of pride in their establishments.

Crush
2319 E. Madison
Seattle
WA
98112
USA
http://www.chefjasonwilson.com
Crush is more restaurnat than it is a bar. The bar is usually more of where folks wait while waiting for their table. But what a wonderful way to wait! The bar looks directly into the busy kitchen, and to top it off they make great drinks as well! Chef Jason Wilson clearly "get's it".

Fu Kun Woo at ThaiKu
6705 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle
WA
98103
USA
http://fukunwu.com/
Review on Yelp
This wonderful bar in the back of a popular Thai restaurant is outfitted to resemble an asian apothocary, and several of their cocktails featured the use of custom made herbal tinctures. They will supposedly open again in a new location soon, we hope so!

Liberty
928 12th Ave
Seattle
WA
98122
USA
http://www.libertybars.com/
Review on Citysearch
This rather unassuming looking bar is full of many suprises. Besides haveing a wonderfully compact selection of spirits (with a focus on whiskey), and a staff which knows how to use it, they also specialize in excellent (as well as excellently priced) sushi.