cheers! New champagne bar and 6 more cocktail and beer slots around Seattle

Some familiar names in the kitchen are behind the opening of some big bars this month – James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson unveils another venue From The Spheres, as chefs Ethan Stowell, Eric Donnelly and Mark Fuller prepare for happy hour in Downtown, Greenwood, and West Seattle, respectively. Plus, There are some Great news for football fans.

Bar Sur Mer

219 North 85th Street (Greenwood), Seattle; instagram.com/bar_sur_mer_

Early next Wednesday, Chef Donnelly will open a tapas bar next to his sister restaurant, FlintCreek Cattle Co. in Greenwood. “It looks like 8:30 is the new midnight,” Donnelly said on this pandemic food scene. With summer here coming, the chef sees that the night scene will eventually return, so he’s taken the lead. Donnelly pledges to keep the 40-seat tapas bar open seven days a week from 4pm to midnight. Like his famous RockCreek Seafood and Spirits restaurant in Fremont, Bar Sur Mer will focus on the sea with small plates of octopus, clams, mackerel, and steak topped with a monocular with seasonal vegetables. Drinks will lean Towards the low-alcohol end with sherry, gin, and Spanish-inspired tonics, along with sparkling wines and handcrafted cocktails.

Admiral Benbow’s room

4210 SW Admiral Way, Suite A (West Seattle), Seattle; bebowroom.bar

Chef Fuller of Ma’ono and partners Melissa and Brian Rosick took over Previously closed Marine Diving West Seattle. The swashbuckling-themed bar with the hull has pinballs and pull tabs, and behind the bar, liquors, cocktails, and beer are all served on tap. The aesthetics and mood will be familiar to fans of his famous West Seattle hangout. Only, instead of pizza, Fuller serves hot dogs and hints that his signature Maono Fried Chicken sandwich will be served here in the coming months.

Coupe and flute

3015 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; facebook.com/thecoupeandflute

This bar restaurant has a small dining area for customers with children, but it looks a lot like a champagne bar with a sparkling wine list by the glass ($13-24) and 60 old world bottles to choose from. The food – french fries, fresh gnocchi and cheesy bao cake – is meant to be paired with champagne. This latest addition is located on Beacon Hill between Homer Restaurant and Oak . Dive Bar this is A vibrant extension, especially with all the sidewalk cafe style seating.

Carnelian Bay

3401 Evanston Ave. N. (Fremont), Seattle; instagram.com/visitcarnelianbay

All description Sail guard Paul Shanrock Offers About his kitschy new venture is pure gold. Last summer, he told the Seattle Times that his bar’s theme would be “Legends of the Hidden Temple” meet Indiana Jones in outer space. Last month, he told The Seattle Met that his pub kind of looked like “a house on the Cyber ​​Mars Road.” Located on the patio of Fremont’s Dreamland Bar & Diner, Carnelian Bay has a foamy tiger head that growls at you as you enter, as if waiting for a human sacrifice. Fake plants studded on plush green walls. But with a Polynesian-esque list It includes roasted marshmallow daiquiris and other tropical concoctions and bites such as honey-nut torpedo shrimp and rangoon lobster, The whole atmosphere still feels like a reimagined tiki bar.

King Leroy

2051 Seventh Ave. (South Lake Union District), Seattle; kingleroyseattle.com

Celebrity chef Ericsson opens a road house inspired bar with a messy messso beer banners wall to evoke a diving vibration. Beer and wings top the menu, although the sandwiches are much better including fish fillets, fried bologna and meatloaf just added. To share, dipping pungent dill with a pile of potato chips is the way to go. King Leroy has also It becomes a waiting area for customers trying to get a seat in the packed cocktail hall at Erickson’s Deep Dive, located across the street in The Spheres.

The Victor Tavern

1202 Second Ave., suite D1 (downtown), Seattle; 206338-4600; ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/victor-tavern

Chef Stowell must be up in his faith The office staff will be back downtown, as it opens a second branch of The Victor Tavern across from the Harbor Steps. One good sign is that the original Victor Tavern from The Spheres was packed shoulder to shoulder on weekdays with the 5 o’clock crowd. It’s counting on a similar footfall for its new location, which should also draw tourists from the nearby Pike Place Market. The 56-seat bar-restaurant also includes a courtyard patio for an additional 30 people. It’s the usual pub grub with burgers and fish and chips; For drinks, Stowell’s Executive Beverage Director Eric Carlson, one of the city’s top bartenders, composed plenty of sour, punch, and fizz. Customers under the age of 21 are allowed in the dining room and patio (there is even a children’s menu).

Elaf8 صالة Lounge

2328 First Ave. (Belltown), Seattle; 425 945-6650; elav8lounge.com

For big players who moan about the lack of a high-end club scene, this Belltown lounge offers a bottle service, from Don Perignon Champagne ($450) to Johnnie Walker Blue Label ($800). You can book a Sky Suite VIP overlooking a 4,900-square-foot bar if you spend, oh, at least $2,500 in food and beverages. DJs spin the top 40 Latin music and dance after 10pm on Friday and Saturday. It’s one of the few places where they serve dinner late at night until 1 A.m Lobby, Which Seats at least 200 people, happy hour runs until 9pm with wings, tacos, and half-drinks.

In related news, the investors behind famous Seattle football bar George & The Dragon in Fremont have bought the North Seattle football bar. St. Andrews Bar and Grill. One of the new owners, Jason Cottam, said St Andrews FC will continue to bleed their loyalty to Liverpool Football Club, as well as being a great event for Denver Broncos and Florida Gators fans. Cottam said it wouldn’t change much in St Andrews, although expect more British pub flavor including Scotch eggs.

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