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2000 Second Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.611956 -122.341728
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pike Place Market
As said by a few. Stay away from the place unless you are a patron. The service is bad. The bartenders sporadically start trouble with new people. They have a niche market I guess they are trying to fill. Other than that the music was good, and lighting was interesting. The bar does not stock the full menu, and beers are always changing.
Not what I was expecting! – I just went there for the first time. With a name like the Whisky Bar and the location, I thought this place would be a rowdy dive. But it's very clean and orderly, and the crowd was clean-cut and well-behaved. The bouncer was polite. Many people are into that kind of scene, I'm sure, but I'm not really so I wasn't really that into the atmosphere.
Now, the objective cons: I ordered 2 drinks, and the beer was outrageously expensive ($8 for 12 oz of a microbrew), and my Maker's ($7) came with plenty of ice even though I'd asked for it neat. Oh well.
Used to be good – Now, I don't mean to speak poorly about all the bartenders, but I just had the worst experience with one of them. I paid for a drink, but it was alot more than I remember the last time I was there- I didn't have enough to tip... So I went out to an atm, came back and found the same bartender for another drink. I told him that I wanted to tip him better, but he basically told me to get lost and wouldn't serve me! I know misunderstandings happen, but this was inexcusable... so much different than what it used to be. Tourists love this place. Let them have it.
Like your favorite old T-Shirt... – I just turned 21 and the Whisky was one of the first places I went- and I loved it! It's cool and |aid back, and has a rock-n-roll feel to it. It was much better than the other, snooty places on 2nd. A place for rockin' guys and grrls and good drinks, too!
unless you're a rich wanna-be punk rocker, don't go to this place – i've been here twice and both times i've left with a sour taste in my mouth. the bartender was extremely rude, homely and impatient. a guinness and two long islands cost $22 and they don't accept credit cards. the music is too loud you have to shout to your friends to have a conversation. this place is basically an extremely overpriced divebar with awful service and so-called punk-rockers that all look like they're going to shoot themselves. enjoy!
Glowing experience – Not sure what night I went to this bar but Queensryche was playing at the Moore's across the street. This was probably the best nightspot I went to on my trip to Seattle. Can't really say there were any negatives about the experience Drink prices and selection were reasonable, the mix of people at the bar was diverse, and the DJ was great. All the bars along 2nd Ave. were pretty good but this was a personal favorite of myself and a couple of others that went with me.
Loud music, cheap drinks and a diverse Belltown crowd frequent this popular Seattle watering hole. – In Short
Well removed from the rest of the Belltown club scene, this British-owned dive bar is a fresh breath of air. All of the typical highlights are present: pool tables and a jukebox in the back, a rowdy clientele that often needs soothing and boisterous bartenders who will cut you off at a whim. Dim, red lighting is coupled with walls showcasing moody portraits of sultry femme fatales.
A BAR YOU WILL FEEL A PART OF! – The Whisky Bar is a bar that will take you in as their own as they did me. I have never been to a bar like it in all my life!! Everyone is friendly. It is a most curious place. You can find people from all walks of life and not feel out of place. Isn't that what we are striving for - a world where everyone of all types and races can get along and enjoy the atmosphere? I agree with the other reviews -IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A POSH BAR..THIS IS NOT IT! If you are looking for a bar to feel comfortable in and to actually feel a part of something - THIS IS THE PLACE! " A HOME AWAY FROM HOME! "
Arrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggg! – I disagree with every negitive posts! I go with ms points and the other supporters because not only is it a great place to hang out, but you can widen your circle of friends and what not. I guess if you're looking for a butler to wait on you hand and foot and give you anything you desire on earth and where your snooty friends hang out like the selfish people who think they are better then everyone this is not the place to go because the whiskey bar is a place to have fun, hang out and drink! Isn't that what bars are for?
I can't believe the negative responses! – This is the most upcomming bar in Seattle! It is a great place to hang out and not just meet people, but develope friends! The Cheers type atmosphere is unmatched in Seattle. This is not just a local corner bar, people are going from all neighborhoods.
The person who put in the negative review must have done something to irritate the bartender that they are not disclosing.
They serve good drinks at a reasonable price!
They don't offer table service, you must go to the bar for orders. This is part of the atmosphere, no posh coctailers running around.
I would encourage everyone to give it a try!
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