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Oliver's Twist

Map & Directions 6822 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
  • Bar Food, Pacific Northwest
  • Sun-Tue 5pm-12am, Wed-Sat 5pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Oliver's Twist is a cheerful and pretty little cocktail bar. The walls are crowded with kitschy and colorful artwork, and the booths and stools are generally full with chattering Phinney Ridge locals. Enter under the orange-and-brown striped awning and start with some garlic truffled popcorn, which comes in a little popcorn bag. A mini grilled cheese sandwich with perfectly crispy grilled bread tastes even better when dunked in the accompanying tomato cappuccino. Pick from the menu of house cocktails by reading its tasting notes (the Rose Maylie: "berries with orange and vanilla overtones"). Whether it's a classic Sazerac or one of the many house concoctions - like the Sowerberry, which contains gin, elderflower syrup, and grapefruit juice - these bartenders will mix your drink with practiced expertise. Twist was a finalist in Seattle Weekly's best martini competition.

Member Reviews

  • Trishann wrote a review for Oliver's Twist
    on 01/25/11

    Reminds me of the cool lounge style low key bars I loved while living in San Francisco...Like Bliss in Noe. Great wine, cool staff and some funky thoughtful art and the dark walls. Really love this place!

  • cchilton1 wrote a review for Oliver's Twist
    on 03/09/10

    Great Truffle Popcorn!

  • keithwaldbauer wrote a review for Oliver's Twist
    on 05/20/09

    Good bar snacks, excellent cocktails, impressive spirit selection, good music and low-key vibe. I love everything about this place. If I had a car, I'd be here all the time.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    What’s great about this place is that the mixologists create great cocktails to pair well with the delicious food. You can’t go wrong. -Maria Hines, Top Chef

  • Steve S. on 08/06/09

    get the truffle popcorn and a manhattan and be happy.

  • Seattle Met on 03/09/11

    With in-house ingredients informed by the kitchen (black-pepper tincture, rhubarb-tarragon syrup), this comfy slice of Greenwood Ave storefront remains the northern quadrant’s best bet for cocktails.

  • Ashley C. on 05/20/10

    Corpse Reviver! Oh and garlic truffle popcorn, mmmm.

  • The Seattle Times on 05/13/10

    Outside of Ballard, the best bar to grab a cocktail up north is Oliver's Twist. And at $6 a cocktail, it still offers one of the best deals for artisanal cocktails. Happy hour 5-7, all day Sunday.

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