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1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
+1 206-325-0133
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

No drink menus here! Tell them what you like (and don't like) and they'll make a special drink just for you! mine was so good! It was some kind of gin, rasberry and egg white for texture. I was a little scared to try, but I was pleasantly surprised. Me and the bf were in Seattle for the first time... More 

Thank meliska1
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Was solo for a weekend in Seattle and a friend recommended making a reservation to this speakeasy. Was a little concern going by myself but I should not have worried. Link and Nathan the bartenders made me feel right at home. There is no cocktail list. You just tell them flavor profiles and they make something just for you. Delicious... More 

Thank Mary K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I love, and seek out, a good speakeasy but this one was extra special in that you had to trust your bartender. What these master craftsmen created was solely based on what you conveyed to them in the way of likes and dislikes. The more adjectives we used, the better the cocktail was. It was tiny, dark, and secretive...everything you... More 

Thank Carla D
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is really cool speakeasy located upstairs above Tavern Law. It helps to have a reservation to get in. Also easier to get access during weekdays.This was one of the original craft cocktail bars in Seattle and the bar staff does an awesome job making drinks! Highly Recommended!

Thank Mark O
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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280 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This was a very cool secret bar. We were able to get in by calling on the black phone. We had to call back an hour later but it was worth it. Bartenders were great and make your drink based off of your taste- sweet, salty, savory,etc. I requested no gin. My drink was amazing. I accidentally hit a table... More 

Thank CrystalAnn56
Renton, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Went here for my birthday. My wife was into the secret restaurant behind the bank vault door. It was a bit disappointing that the stairwell has a wide open door to the street, kinda killed the secret vibe. We made the reservation thinking there would be a spectacular dinner, but as it turns out, the entire experience is based around... More 

Thank SteveWarshaw
New York City, New York
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Go on a weeknight to skip the crowds and trust the bartenders with your life! They thrive on challenging requests and are the most creative mixologists in Seattle. I keep coming back!

Thank Raventwisp
Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We were extremely surprised on how much we liked this place. We went on a Thursday night and once we got in, the bartender gave us so much attention, but not too much to the point we couldn't enjoy ourselves. He asked us if we liked light or dark drinks and what type of taste we wanted (sweet, sour, bitter,... More 

Thank apilavjian
Scottsdale, Arizona
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280 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Some friends told us about this place. It is truly special. I don't want to spoil the fun, but it is a secret speakeasy hidden away near Tavern Law. You need to have a reservation and it can only hold 25 patrons at a time. For those lucky enough to get in, the two hours you are allowed to stay... More 

Thank cr8it
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Good drinks, but it's a shame the service was so douchy and snobby. I've been to a lot of cocktail bars in a lot of different cities, and I've never seen such horrible service in a high end cocktail bar. Upon entering we were aggressively interrogated about our IDs. I showed my very valid New York ID (which was accepted... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-325-0133

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