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Zig Zag Cafe

Map & Directions 1501 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
  • Bar Food
  • Daily 5pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Free, Garage, Meters, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

The Zig Zag, on the Western steps, has the look of a sexy lounge and the vibe of a seedier joint in a much seedier town. The lounge seating is stylized, with semicircular, emerald mohair and mahogany booths. Zig Zag's food is better than functional, but it purposefully takes a back seat to the drinks. Locals who work downtown come here to treat themselves to some of the best cocktails in town. The Zig Zag's proprietors pride themselves on providing the best classic and original cocktails possible, and the effort shows. And what's especially nice about the Zig Zag is that they do not charge an arm and a leg for the artfully-mixed cocktails they serve, unlike most of the other similarly-executed watering holes in the neighborhood. During happy hour, which lasts from 5 - 7 p.m., it's just $6 for a house cocktail.

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  • The Seattle Times on 07/26/10

    Murray Stenson, a bartender here, was named "Best Bartender in America" by his peers at the Tales of the Cocktail festival, one of the highest honors in the industry!

  • Seattle Met on 11/10/11

    To out-of-town guests we present the Zig Zag the way we do the Market, Mount Rainier, and gloomy-gray-gorgeous Puget Sound itself—secure in the knowledge that there is nothing else like it on earth.

  • Michael E. on 03/11/09

    Goto ZigZag and ask Murry to make you a drink.

  • The Seattle Times on 05/12/10

    Zig Zag's legendary bartender Murray Stenson suggests drinking hot Japanese green tea and a lot of water to cure a hangover.

  • Esquire on 02/03/11

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Say the words, "Murray, I'll have the Deshler cocktail, please." Then, a little later, say them again.

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