Seattle >Bars & Clubs > Liberty
517 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.623447 -122.312631
Mon-Fri 7am-2 am
Sat-Sun 8a -2 am
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
This is the place to go when you want a cocktail mixed right. Friendly and knowledgeable, this is where other area bartenders tend to to go when they want to relax on the other side of the bar.
Liberty has a drink called Te Amo e Mezcal: Mezcal (duh), lemon juice, strawberry simple syrup, aphrodite bitters, and a smidge of salt. Everything is shaken and poured into a bucket (yes, bucket) with frozen strawberries as ice cubes and lemon peel. If you aren't turned on by your significant other drinking from a bucket, it wasn't meant to be.
Always take the "bartender's choice" cocktail option and say yes to surprisingly delicious sashimi. Flirt with the cute bartenders, they're married too.
Come for the whiskey! Scottish, American, Canadian, Japanese...they have it all. They also have sushi at night & coffee during the day!
Couches are super comfy at this bar! – Love the comfy couches and the decor. Cool art work on the walls.
The back "red" room seemed cool but there was another party going on back there.
It gets pretty hot on summer nights so be prepared to hang out by the door.
Yummy sushi and good drinks!
Cool spot, classic cocktails – I went here for happy hour and had the best greyhound of my life. Some friends had a couple of different absinthes, which were ok, but I really am not a huge fan anyway. Cool spot, filled with some cool indie kids. That part of it wasn't really my scene, but everyone was really mellow and loving the cocktails...
Horrible service – This was one of the worst service experience I had in a long time. It took about 10 minutes for us to even order our drinks. We asked for water while we waited for our drinks and we didn't get that until we went up to the bar to ask for water again. We ordered sushi and it took 1 whole hour for us to get our food. The sushi was nothing special. It tasted like average sushi buffet sushi (yuck). The server didn't ask us if we wanted more drinks until we were done with our food. Seriously one of the worst experience ever.
great sushi late night – cool hipster place. Great drinks and fun people. The sushi is pretty good too! I would recommend it !
A laid-back lounge on the quieter side of Capitol Hill swears by fresh cocktails and sushi. – In Short
The denizens of Capitol Hill, always on the prowl for a new nightspot, have discovered this cozy lounge. Low-slung leather couches and classy bar tables set a swanky mood, but hipsters need not fear--the comfortable space feels like a dressed-up living room. Drinks-wise, the focus is on cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices; no prepackaged mixes for this friendly bartender. The menu is all sushi, which proves to be an inspired bar snack.
Photo by Chris Daniel
Cool place, good sushi – Nice little spot, cozy place with good music, fast and friendly service and a sushi chef that adds value to the pleasant atmosphere. We went for the first time last Saturday and I think that we will be returning soon.
Quality product and receptive to listen to customer complaints – I truly believe Liberty will be a great spot to just relax for many years to come. Andrew is especially attentive to the customers. The bartenders are awesome; with Justin being quite the Casanova! Sometimes the service is quite slow. Overall great place to bring a date or an out of town guest. My friend from Barbados thought it was nice. Thanks for being there in our walking neighborhood. My brother's pups like it too.
Whenever You're in the Area. – Back again to Liberty, I live out of Seattle, and found it to be as good or better than the other times I had been there. The food had improved in that there seemed to be more consistency to the portions. The vast array of drinks seemed to be almost unbelievable considering the size of the bar. How can you fault this little place at all. By yourself or with a friend it's the best bet in the neighborhood.
Terrific cocktails and sushi – I'd heard rave reviews from my friends, so my girlfriend and I went there a week ago to check it out. I loved the atmosphere, which I would describe as a cross between comfortable and chic, and the cocktails were great, thanks to the freshly squeezed juices and the talented bartender. The sushi was better than most of the sushi I've had in Seattle, and reasonably priced as well.
The only complaint I have is that my girlfriend told me that the bartender became a little too friendly towards her when I went across the street to buy a pack of cigarettes. I'm sure he was just being friendly and nothing more, but it did make her a little uncomfortable.
I keep coming back – The other reviews seem to come to the same conclusion that I got. A great neighborhood bar/cafe. When I feel like I need to get out of the house, this is the place I can go. The great black couches are perfect for reading a book or just having conversation. The staff is always friendly and the sushi is decent. The concept works!
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