Seattle is full of gems, and incredible bars to experience the local food and drink scene. Some of our favourite spots are considered ‘hidden’ gems, speakeasies tucked away somewhere unexpected in the city. One recently just got ranked as one of the best speakeasies in the U.S, so get ready to have a night you won’t soon forget! Here are some speakeasies in Seattle to check out this season.

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Needle & Thread

Inside Tavern Law is a prohibition-style speakeasy. You won’t find a menu here, rather the staff will ask you what you enjoy and craft a custom cocktail, a drink you’ll only get to experience once. Keep in mind reservations are required.

Where: 1406 12th Ave
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5 PM-12 AM

Bathtub Gin & Co.

A bar tucked away in the basement of an old hotel? If it were anywhere but Bathtub Gin & Co we might be a little sketched out. It’s a prohibition-style cocktail bar with liquors from around the world, and Yelp ranks it as one of the best speakeasies in the nation.

Where: 2205 2nd Ave #310
Hours: Daily 5 PM-2 AM

Knee High Stocking Co.

Knee-High is a speakeasy-themed, craft cocktail bar that also serves up Filipino eats. So if you’re looking for something that deviates a bit from the classic speakeasy bar, this might just be for you. Note, you will need a reservation here.

Where: 1356 E Olive Way
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 6 PM-11 PM, Friday & Saturday 6 PM-12 AM

Foreign National

Foreign National is a cocktail and drinking snacks destination created by the Stateside Team. It’s directly next door and has a dark and intimate environment perfect for enjoying a drink or two. This spot does not take reservations.

Where: 300 E Pike St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 6 PM-12 AM

The Founders Club

Definitely the newer spot on the list, The Founders Club is an “intimate spirit drinker’s enclave.” It’s inspired by 1920s speakeasy culture which you’ll find reflected in the space’s decor and secret nature. Psst… by the way you have to go through a bookcase to get to this one.

Where: 411 University St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5 PM-12 AM

Phởcific Standard Time

Phởcific Standard Time is a speakeasy-style cocktail bar located above Pho Bac serving up drinks with Vietnamese ingredients. Beyond tasty drinks in an intimate environment you can also snag a few light eats.

Where: 1923 7th Ave
Hours: Wednesday 5 PM-11 PM, Thursday 5 PM-11:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 PM-12 AM

Enjoy Seattle!