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Where to find Bitters (SEA)

Mike CP Jan 12, 2010 04:01 PM

I am looking to make some drinks at home that call for bitters (specifically orange). Does anybody have any idea where I might find a store that has any in stock in the Seattle area.

So far I have contacted:
Univ. Liquor Store
Northgate Liquor Store
Sodo Liquor Store
Univ. QFC
Roosevelt QFC
and Roosevelt Safeway.

All are out of stock.

Where do the restaurants and bars get em?


  1. Mike CP Jan 27, 2011 06:41 PM

    Just saw Angostura bitters in the mixers section at Safeway on Roosevelt and 15th!

    1. m
      mrnelso Jan 26, 2011 05:37 PM

      I saw several bitters by Scrappy's at PFI, yestyerday.

      1. b
        b1annefran Feb 19, 2010 01:39 PM

        FYI - Angostura Bitters are having distribution problems - they are scarce everywhere.


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        1. re: b1annefran
          Mike CP Feb 19, 2010 02:41 PM

          DeLaurenti's still has plenty of bitters in stock. Not sure of exactly what brands, but I was back there this weekend after buying my bitters in January. Shelf was still full.

        2. Lets_eat Jan 16, 2010 04:53 AM

          Hey Mike, I was at the Broadway (Capitol Hill) liquor store yesterday & they were fully stocked with Regan's Orange Bitters. Go get 'em!

          1. Charles Jan 13, 2010 08:52 PM

            Our own dear chow.com has some good bitters recipes easy and fun to make http://www.chow.com/stories/11154

            1. c
              cocktailhour Jan 13, 2010 12:20 PM

              I am pretty sure I have bought them at Metropolitan Market and seen them at DeLaurenti's. I have also bought them online at amazon (amazon is local!) when mailing gifts to folks. I got a fun set of 6 different bitters flavors to send as gifts one year.

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              1. re: cocktailhour
                Mike CP Jan 13, 2010 12:26 PM

                Amazon has a good selection; unfortunately it has to be shipped, which costs 80% of the actual product. I plan on giving DeLaurenti's, Metro, and Whole Foods a call this afternoon.

                1. re: cocktailhour
                  Mike CP Jan 15, 2010 08:23 AM

                  DeLaurenti's wins. They had a very good selection of bitters. Hooray.

                2. porky pine Jan 13, 2010 04:19 AM

                  (PDX_) I know it's not Seattle but At the Meadow has a great selection of bitters.

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                    evergreengirl Jan 12, 2010 05:04 PM

                    Try DeLaurenti in Pike Place - they've been suggested before for bitters-hunters.


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