What Seattle Bar Should I Go To?

Because I try to go to every bar in the city, I am often asked by both visitors and locals for recommendations on bars to visit. But it is pointless to make a bar recommendation without knowing your particular taste in bars, so I have created the list below based on some common elements people look for. Of course these are still all as judged through my particular preferences, but I hope it will be helpful.

If you Like ... Then go to ...
Just a sample of Pete's favorites Canon (Capitol Hill)
The Hideout (Pill Hill)
The Five Point (Belltown)
The Blue Moon (U District)
Bathtub Gin (Belltown)
Tavern Law / Needle and Thread(Capitol Hill)
Jules Maes (Georgetown)
Velvet Elk (Mt. Baker)
Scotch and fine craft cocktails Canon (Capitol Hill)
Rob Roy (Belltown)
Liberty (Capitol Hill)
Zig Zag (Downtown)
Dive bars The Five Point (Belltown)
The Blue Moon (U District)
The Tin Hat (Ballard)
Ballard Smoke Shop (Ballard)
The Baranof (Greenwood)
Craft cocktails in a speakeasy environment Bathtub Gin (Belltown)
Kneehigh Stocking Co. (Capitol Hill)
Tavern Law / Needle and Thread (Capitol Hill)
The Alley (West Seattle)
Artsy stuff The Hideout (Pill Hill)
Cafe Racer (U District)
Interesting food with good cocktails Kedai Makan (Capitol Hill)
Poppy (Capitol Hill)
Revel (Fremont)
Soi (Capitol Hill)
Intimate spaces White Horse Trading Co. (Pike Place Market)
Velvet Elk (Mt. Baker)
JarrBar (Pike Place Market)
The Alley (West Seattle)
Beer The Pine Box (Capitol Hill)
Rhein Haus (Capitol Hill)
Brouwers (Fremont)
Queen Anne Beerhall (Lower Queen Anne)
Microbreweries Holy Mountain (Interbay)
Machine House Brewery (Georgetown)
Diamond Knot (Mukilteo)
Ballard neighborhood (map)
Cider Capitol Cider (Capitol Hill)
Number 6 Cider (Interbay)
Karaoke The Rickshaw (North Seattle
The Crescent (Capitol Hill)
Ozzie's (Queen Anne)
Old bars (that still feel old) Jules Maes (Georgetown)
Merchant's Cafe (Pioneer Square)
Having a lot of choices in easy walking distance Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill
Ballard Avenue
Country music/atmosphere Little Red Hen (Greenlake)
Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ (Frelard and White Center)
Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack (SoDo)
Goth clubs Mercury/Machinwerks (you will need a member to accompany you and note the dress code)
Baltic Room on Sundays
Kremwerk on Saturdays
Dancing (EDM) Trinity (Pioneer Square)
Q (Capitol Hill)
Ashton Manor (SoDo)
Dancing (with lower douchebag ratio) Kremwerk (Downtown)
LO-FI (Eastlake)
Hipsters Cha Cha (Capitol Hill)
Linda's Tavern (Capitol Hill)
Screwdriver (Belltown)
Pony (Capitol Hill)
Hattie's Hat (Ballard)
A simulated acid trip Unicorn (Capitol Hill)
Bar House (Fremont)
New-ish Deep Dive (Downtown, Amazon Spheres)
Stampede Cocktail Club (Fremont)
House Bar (Fremont)
Gay bars (men) Pony (Capitol Hill)
Neighbors (Capitol Hill)
The Cuff (Capitol Hill)
Lesbian bars Wildrose (Capitol Hill)
Outdoor seating on nice days Mountaining Club (U District)
Westward (North Lake Union)
Ray's Boathouse (Golden Gardens)
The Nest (Thompson Hotel)
Pono Ranch (Ballard)
Little Water Cantina (Eastlake)
Seattle Icons The Space Needle (Atmos Wine Bar)
Canlis (Jacket not required in the bar)
The 5 Point
Central Saloon
Tiki bars Sorry, you're in the wrong town. But Navy Strength, Rhumbar, and the Diller Room have some fine tiki drinks and Hula Hula has the decor.
Upscale / dress up Canlis (North Seattle)
Columbia Tower Club (Downtown)
The Met (Downtown)
Video Games, Pinball Jupiter Bar (Belltown)
Shorty's (Belltown)
Flip, Flip, Ding Ding (Georgetown)
Add-a-Ball (Fremont)
GameWorks (downtown)
Slushy Cocktails Bait Shop (Capitol Hill)
Nacho Borracho (Capitol Hill)
Tanakasan (Capitol Hill)
Drunky's BBQ(Frelard) (Have the Paloma)
Sake Tanakasan (Belltown)
Moshi Moshi (Ballard)
Sake Nomi (Pioneer Square)
Maneki (Pioneer Square)
British Isle Pubs Owl and Thistle (Irish, Downtown)
Conor Byrne (Irish, Ballard)
Macleod's (Scottish, Ballard)
White Horse Trading Co (English, Downtown)
Road trips up to some bar hidden in the boonies See this map

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