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White Horse Trading Company

Map & Directions 1908 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
  • Mon-Wed 4pm-12am, Thu-Sat 4pm-2am


Seattle Weekly's Description

White Horse sells books, but it's not a bookstore. It serves drinks, but it's not really a bar. It's the best basement lounge you could ever hope to have, disguised as an English bookseller. The rotating booze selection includes beers by the bottle and no hard alcohol, but the Pimm's Cup-a wine-based cocktail-is where you want to be.

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  • on 05/06/09

    Pike Place Market during tourist season can sometimes feel like a bad dream, a frantic and claustrophobic jumble of shuffling people and their giant bouquets of dead flowers asking for directions to Starbucks and cackling on about cheese curds. There are few respites from the out-of-town horde, but White Horse Trading Company hides in plain sight, on a stretch of Post Alley... More >>

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  • Walt G. on 02/22/10

    Beer and wine only, and one of the best bars in the city for conversation. I've met people of all walks of life here, including an astrophysicist touring the country on a motorcycle.

  • Alicia N. on 04/15/11

    The white horse cocktail is delicious!

  • Zach Z. on 09/14/09

    Get the pimm's cup

  • joanne v. on 01/11/10

    jake is an awesome bartender. sit at the bar and talk to him about the best pick-up lines. he also has games! the place is filled with books. leaf through them, you never know what you'll find :D

  • Lance R. on 02/17/10

    Best cup of honey mead in town!

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