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Help! Looking for an interesting bar in Seattle

I'm in town for the weekend from Los Angeles with my Fiance. Looking for an interesting place to grab a drink on the weekend in downtown Seattle. Especially interested in bars with good martinis or scotch selections. Any must-see bars for an out-of-towner?

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  1. Spur (slightly upscale, with interesting food; try one of the foam drinks)
    Zigzag (more downscale, great classic/revived cocktails)
    (Vessel bar has gone downhill imo in their drink execution although they do have good bbq pork sliders now)
    Crush (very upscale restaurant w/ interesting drinks at bar)

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      1. re: barleywino

        Ditto on ZigZag. It's right beneath Pike's Place market on the hill climb off Western. Their mint julep is killer (i know its not a martini or scotch...) and most on their specialty cocktail list are awesome.

      2. Check out Neighbors on Capitol Hill. That is certainly an interesting bar.

        1. Neighbors is a rather tired gay bar on Capital Hill. If you want scotch, FX Mcrory downtown near Pioneer Square has a huge Scotch selection, although it's a bit run down. Purple is an interesting wine bar.

          1. The Alibi Room is one of Seattle's off the radar gems. For atmosphere, the bar at the Pink Door.

            1. I'm looking forward to trying the lobby bar in the Arctic Club Hotel, which is very fancy.