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Seattle’s bar scene may have been hit by temporary and permanent closures during the pandemic, but a slew of recently opened bars reflect a rebounding industry, with many exciting new themes to explore. From Bellevue’s DwnUndr Kitchen and Bar with fun games like mini-golf and pétanque, to the Vietnamese treehouse vibe of Phocific Standard Time or the stylish Founders Club hideaway, there’s a bar to suit all tastes.
Here is a list of some of the more recent bars from the past six months or so, which are some of the coolest places to fend off a few. The bars are listed from north to south.
Added this month: Ballard Sabine Bar, the South Lake Union automatic valve room Cupbearer, Founders Club of the city center, Phocific standard time, and Victor Tavern, Nice view DwnUndr, and the White Center Lariat Bar.
King County requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for anyone aged 12 and over in indoor establishments, restaurants and bars. Studies indicate that there is a lower risk of exposure when eating or drinking outdoors, and the level of risk associated with patio dining depends on the bars’ compliance with strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County COVID Website for current resources and information.
To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.