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6 Seattle-Area Bars Serving Great Bourbon Cocktails

From waterfront vistas to a massive game room

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With so many new places popping up and plenty of old-school restaurants serving noteworthy experiences, Bulleit Bourbon believes it’s time to get back out there and support the local bars in the Seattle area. After all, these bars aren’t just a place to grab a drink. They’re part of what makes Seattle special. Keep them pouring by ordering a whiskey cocktail or two — the first round’s on Bulleit.

Bulleit Bourbon believes the best way to help our local bar communities is to get back to the bar. To make that happen, they’ve established a $250,000 fund that will reimburse your first drink back through their digital rebate program. You can submit your receipt at LocalBarSundays.com.*

*Available in qualifying states. Terms and Conditions of those states apply and can be found at LocalBarSundays.com/en-us/Rules.

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Art Marble 21

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Art Marble 21 occupies an attention-grabbing piece of history from 1921, a rarity amid the mostly new growth of South Lake Union; the classic brick facade draws the eye and massive windows overlook the hypnotic seaplanes of the lake. It’s also filled with entertainment — sports play from dozens of TVs, and there’s a bocce court and arcade machines in the massive game room. Tuck into house-smoked, wild-caught salmon dip or a buttermilk-brined fried chicken sandwich and warm up with a Toddy 21, featuring Bulleit Bourbon, honey, orange peel, ginger, lemon, and a cinnamon stick. Or try a Spiced and Fashioned, which tweaks the Old Fashioned formula with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, spiced simple syrup, and orange bitters.

JaK's Grill

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Satisfy your steakhouse cravings at JaK’s Grill, which has locations in West Seattle, Laurelhurst, and the nearby city of Issaquah. Bulleit Bourbon shines in JaK’s Old Fashioned and pairs perfectly with hits like Dungeness crab cakes, jumbo prawns, beef tartare. Of course, the star of the show is the extensive list of aged steaks and chops, from New York strip and cold-smoked ribeye to specials like prime rib on Mondays, all begging to complement your glass of whiskey neat.

Demetris Woodstone Taverna

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Whether you’re waiting for your ship to come in or simply exploring the coast, stop at Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna, a Main Street gem with a bright and open interior and a patio with views of the water. Keep things light and fresh with local oysters, Manila clams, and spicy mussels, and a Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks, or lean into a darker day with a Grey Sky cocktail (Bulleit Bourbon, Earl Grey tea simple syrup, muddled blackberries) and a lamb burger with feta, harissa and tzatziki on a brioche bun. 

Buckley's Pubs

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When you need a quintessential sports bar, look no further than Buckley’s. Its locations in Belltown and Queen Anne are a stone’s throw from downtown and the Space Needle. You can knock back your Thai sesame ribs or Juicy Lucy with a boilermaker of Bulleit Bourbon alongside a pint of Manny’s Pale Ale, a local favorite, or try the the Bulleit Peach Mule with Bulleit Bourbon, ginger beer, and peach liqueur.

13 Coins

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The Swinging Sixties live on at 13 Coins, a Seattle favorite since 1967. Its newest incarnation is a two-story beauty in Pioneer Square, a block away from the city’s major sports stadiums. Picture swiveling leather captain’s chairs and handsome wood paneling, as well as a sprawling menu from crab cocktail to veal piccata and bananas Foster. Happy hour takes place daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes a discount on specialty cocktails like the Kentucky Calling, showcasing Bulleit Rye Whiskey, sherry, mole bitters, and amaro. 

Snoqualmie Casino

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The Snoqualmie Tribe’s namesake casino is a nonstop feast for the senses. Come for live performances like rock concerts and sumo wrestling, and stay for the table gaming centered around an impressive central bar. It’s brimming with opportunities for whiskey sours featuring Bulleit Bourbon and sazeracs with spicy Bulleit Rye. There are also multiple restaurant options for whatever you’re craving, from steaks and seafood at Vista to sushi at 12 Moons. 

This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

Art Marble 21

Art Marble 21 occupies an attention-grabbing piece of history from 1921, a rarity amid the mostly new growth of South Lake Union; the classic brick facade draws the eye and massive windows overlook the hypnotic seaplanes of the lake. It’s also filled with entertainment — sports play from dozens of TVs, and there’s a bocce court and arcade machines in the massive game room. Tuck into house-smoked, wild-caught salmon dip or a buttermilk-brined fried chicken sandwich and warm up with a Toddy 21, featuring Bulleit Bourbon, honey, orange peel, ginger, lemon, and a cinnamon stick. Or try a Spiced and Fashioned, which tweaks the Old Fashioned formula with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, spiced simple syrup, and orange bitters.

JaK's Grill

Satisfy your steakhouse cravings at JaK’s Grill, which has locations in West Seattle, Laurelhurst, and the nearby city of Issaquah. Bulleit Bourbon shines in JaK’s Old Fashioned and pairs perfectly with hits like Dungeness crab cakes, jumbo prawns, beef tartare. Of course, the star of the show is the extensive list of aged steaks and chops, from New York strip and cold-smoked ribeye to specials like prime rib on Mondays, all begging to complement your glass of whiskey neat.

Demetris Woodstone Taverna

Whether you’re waiting for your ship to come in or simply exploring the coast, stop at Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna, a Main Street gem with a bright and open interior and a patio with views of the water. Keep things light and fresh with local oysters, Manila clams, and spicy mussels, and a Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks, or lean into a darker day with a Grey Sky cocktail (Bulleit Bourbon, Earl Grey tea simple syrup, muddled blackberries) and a lamb burger with feta, harissa and tzatziki on a brioche bun. 

Buckley's Pubs

When you need a quintessential sports bar, look no further than Buckley’s. Its locations in Belltown and Queen Anne are a stone’s throw from downtown and the Space Needle. You can knock back your Thai sesame ribs or Juicy Lucy with a boilermaker of Bulleit Bourbon alongside a pint of Manny’s Pale Ale, a local favorite, or try the the Bulleit Peach Mule with Bulleit Bourbon, ginger beer, and peach liqueur.

13 Coins

The Swinging Sixties live on at 13 Coins, a Seattle favorite since 1967. Its newest incarnation is a two-story beauty in Pioneer Square, a block away from the city’s major sports stadiums. Picture swiveling leather captain’s chairs and handsome wood paneling, as well as a sprawling menu from crab cocktail to veal piccata and bananas Foster. Happy hour takes place daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes a discount on specialty cocktails like the Kentucky Calling, showcasing Bulleit Rye Whiskey, sherry, mole bitters, and amaro. 

Snoqualmie Casino

The Snoqualmie Tribe’s namesake casino is a nonstop feast for the senses. Come for live performances like rock concerts and sumo wrestling, and stay for the table gaming centered around an impressive central bar. It’s brimming with opportunities for whiskey sours featuring Bulleit Bourbon and sazeracs with spicy Bulleit Rye. There are also multiple restaurant options for whatever you’re craving, from steaks and seafood at Vista to sushi at 12 Moons. 

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