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The Best Spots For An After Work Drink In Seattle
Nothing beats an ice-cold beer at the end of a long and stressful day at work. It’s the chance to sit back, relax and switch the brain off. Whether that be for a solo pint, a cup of coffee with friends, or an evening on the cocktails with colleagues, the pub/bar is an integral part of socializing. Of course, Seattle is bustling with great bars and restaurants, but what are the perfect spots for that post-work drink in the city?
Herb & Bitter Public House
The Herb & Bitter Public House is a neighborhood bar in the Capitol Hill area of the city and is an excellent spot for a post-work drink. The layout is relaxed with cushioned seating and bar stools offering the perfect setup to chat to the bartenders or even meet up with family for a bite to eat.
Alongside the commercial dining chairs and table set up, which almost encourage interaction, the food does the same. Herb & Bitter has a Spanish delights menu, with charcuterie boards and olives ideal for sharing, while there’s also a full set of mains for more formal dining.
Which is what makes the spot an excellent post-work drink. It suits all purposes and comes complete with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
The Growler Guys
The Growler Guys have several locations across Washington and neighboring states, and if you’re lucky enough to work or live close by the University District, this is a top spot for any beer lover. They have a range of excellent ciders, lagers, and ales, with dozens upon dozens available on draft. The Northeast Seattle bar is always full of beer-heads who know their stuff and has a large outdoor space perfect for those summer evenings following a day in the office.
Speckled & Drake
Another Capitol Hill joint that’s ideal for sports fans looking to catch the game after work is Speckled & Drake. It’s a sports bar with a difference, though, and offers a much friendlier and more sophisticated vibe, with some great cocktails, one, even so, popular they decided to name the bar after it.
It’s only a small bar, and the lights and decor offer a real warmth to it. It’s certainly a place you could bunker down for the night. It’s also right next to a pie shop as well, so you can even nip next door to satisfy your appetite in style too.
Cha Cha Lounge
If you’re looking for a dive bar with the possibility of tacos, then cha down to the Cha Cha Lounge on East Pike Street. It’s been an institution for after-work drinkers since 1995 and initially started as a small shack serving burritos. Since then, they’ve expanded, offering drinks and a great menu of Mexican delights from burritos to tacos, nachos, and more.
Bathtub Gin Co.
With gin the big thing at the moment, you won’t find a better spot to enjoy the spirit than Bathtub Gin Co. One of the most stylish bars in the city, with a real rustic and suave theme, the bar is one of the most respected in the city and will often have well over 30 gins available, in all manner of flavors.
Located on 2nd Avenue, the intimate basement bar is around 12 years old and offers a relaxed and warm place to enjoy a gin, or wine/beer, in comfortable surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day. You’ll also find several snacks, including charcuterie boards and their sausage dog, which has become a real hit with the locals.