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anniversary in Seattle (part 2-memorable drinks)

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Heading to Seattle this weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I posted about being on a mission for the best crab dinner Seattle has to offer and I know you won't fail me on the drinks front. Looking for a unique lounge/bar where we can get good drinks wine and martinis a must. Nothing obnoxiously loud. Great views, interesting surroundings and/or a nice jazz or blues band or acoustic set would be great. Hotel lounge recommendations are welcome. Something where we can dress up and have fun at after dinner. Again, your input is GREATLY appreciated.

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  1. If you end up near the Market, Zig Zag is a good choice for a groovy drink spot.

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    1. re: allisonw

      As much as I love ZZ it is not the place that I would send the OP. It is very loud and does not have great views, interesting surroundings and no live music.

      This is a tough request. I'm going to recommend Shea's Lounge (the bar at Chez Shea.

      1. re: Lauren

        Consider the Pampas Room (under El Gaucho). No views, but very swank and has jazz on weekends. Shea's lounge is a good call. Nice view, romantic atmosphere.

        WIth all the breathtaking views in Seattle, we are sorely lacking in good places to enjoy them. The bar at the Edgewater , Waterfront Seafood grill, Rays in Ballard come to mind. None are famous for drinks but have the view.

        1. re: bluedog67

          The best places for drinks tend to have no views around here...you could try the bar at the Four Seasons which has some views (1st and Union) and decent drinks.