Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > Post Pike Place
1914 Post Aly, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.610267 -122.342249
Neighborhoods: Pike Place Market, Downtown
Semi-hidden Gem in the Market – Post is a cozy bar, discreetly tucked off the cobblestone beaten path, in Post Alley at the Market.
There is an understated elegance to the space, dimly-lit by chandeliers, and a welcoming feel from the patrons to the charming owner, Patrick, who greets his guests with a smile.
The menu is not your typical selection of bar food, featuring a chicken pesto flatbread with a slightly crisped crust, and the highly recommended pepper crusted brussels sprouts.
Post also offers a great happy hour, and live music for the later crowd.
If you haven't been, this quaint spot in the Market deserves a visit.
Bar food in a tweed jacket – If I had to think of a person to represent your average bar food, I'd pick out a sort-of-chubby guy in a hoodie and sweat pants (probably because that was me in college and I loved bar food). Post's bar food would be better represented by a guy in a Tweed jacket and jeans. It's not some monocle-and-top-hat kind of deal, but the food and the atmosphere are definitely a little more grown up than say, a sports bar.
Here's what's awesome:
• Beer is pretty cheap. A pint of Guinness only cost me $4. Only deal is there's not a huge selection.
• You'll tear through the Brussels sprouts appetizer Tazmanian Devil-style.
• The cheese plate is really good and it's reasonably priced, too, at least at late-night happy hour ($10).
Post is located in Post Alley (near the Market), so the only real drawback is that parking sucks. The beer's so cheap and the food's so good, though, that if you're able to, you may as well just get a cab and overindulge.
Brussel Sprouts... – Brussel Sprouts.
Ok, that could be that only thing I say in this review and it would be the most amazing review you have ever read about this place. No! I am not crazy! This place knows how to make you eat your veggies! The brussel sprouts are like little spicy balls of heaven in your mouth. Now, on to the bartender! (Yes, mas importante.) We will call him Clarance! Clarance a la It's a Wonderful life but he is more like a cocktail angel. Clarance is ready to take your order right away and with a smile! While sipping on your delightful libation your surroundings are just as fabulous. Minimal but warm at the same time. Ah, finally somewhere in Post Alley that feels like a neighborhood bar...even if it isn't in your neighborhood!
Citysearch Editorial Review – Neighborhood bars can come in many shapes and sizes: low-lit lounges made for canoodling incognito, noisy sports bars with pub grub and a good view of the game, cheap happy hour spots where the bartender knows your name. This charming bar tucked down Post Alley somehow manages to successfully touch on all these aspects. Owner Patrick McAleese (whose family owns Kells next door) is constantly playing with the decor, adding a light fixture here or piece of art there, working to create an ambience that matches the quality found in signature cocktails like the Pineapple Drop or Santa Rita and bar food ranging from lamb sliders to cioppino. The food and drink are enough, but this unpretentious spot also features live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and come Seattle U game day, you'll find the place brimming with fans (McAleese and his business partner Steve Fantello are both alumni). Consider this one neighborhood watering hole worthy of driving to from your home 'hood.
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