Whether you are a local getting off work at 5:00 PM or a visitor looking for a great drink to unwind after a day of sightseeing, there is no better place in the city to go for a cocktail than Pike Place Market.
We spent the last month sampling drinks at all the restaurants and bars around the market to find the best to recommend. It was trying at times, talking to nice bartenders and sampling different artisan concoctions, but we did it for you, readers, we did it for you.
Here are our top five cocktails of Pike Place Market:
1. Radiator Whiskey: Guns and Rosemary
This gin-based cocktail is great for any time of year. Bonus points for its name.
2. Jarr Bar: El Cochino
The El Cochino is a hearty vodka cocktail and the chorizo-wrapped pipparas doubles as a nice snack.
3. Place Pigalle: La Salle
This (pink) cocktail is served with a view of Puget Sound. A favorite for the ladies!
4. Jarr Bar: Westside
The Westside is refreshing and light. Cucumber, basil, mint, and lime make it a bright green.
5. Rachel's Ginger Beer: Dark & Stormy Boozey Float
Do ice cream floats count as cocktails? We don't care. It is making this list because it is De-licious.
Best Bang for Your Buck: El Borracho's El Cheapo
This margarita costs $4 and packs a punch!