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Tavern Law

Map & Directions 1406 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

This stylish Capitol Hill cocktail haven, spun off from the Belltown culinary giant Spur, specializes in Prohibition-era drinks served in period-appropriate glassware. The Needle and Thread "speakeasy" annex is worth a visit, too, if there's room for you. To gain admittance, you must first call from a phone in the downstairs lounge. Inside, the bartender will custom-craft a cocktail for you. From an ever-changing chalkboard menu, choose from some of the greatest bar snacks ever made (like the smoked fingerling potatoes with serrano chile fondue) or perfect renditions of classical American dishes (fried chicken, cheeseburgers) done with an eye towards cutting-edge technique and unusual combinations.

Member Reviews

  • dishing wrote a review for Tavern Law
    on 09/07/10

    It's on Capitol Hill. There's a speakeasy upstairs that you call on a phone - it's very fun. Very spirit-forward drinks, and really fantastic food, too. They do very upscale bar food. It's great to go in and have some delicious snacks and a couple cocktails.

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/12/10

    The city's premier speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and worst-kept secret. It's located upstairs through the bank-vault door. Pick up the rotary phone to get buzzed in.

  • Seattle Met on 11/10/11

    Tavern Law attracts a comely crowd that sips expertly wrought flips, slings, sours, and punches while snacking on small plates rich enough to hold up against those potent pre-Prohibition potables.

  • The Seattle Times on 06/24/10

    Happy Hour is 5 to 7 p.m. M-Sat and all day Sundays with selected cocktails for $7 and well drinks for $4. All food is 10 percent off.

  • Seattle Weekly on 12/14/10

    Voted best Old-School Cocktails in Best of Seattle 2010! Drink like they did in the old days with delicious drinks such as the shrub, the cobbler, the fizz, the flip, and the sling.

  • Seattle Met on 03/09/11

    Tavern Law attracts a comely crowd that sips expertly wrought flips, slings, sours, and punches while snacking on small plates...

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