The Sexton

Address: 5327 Ballard Avenue NW, (btwn Vernon Pl & N 22nd Ave), Seattle, WA, 98107, United States
Tel: +1 206 829 8645
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Established: 2011

Review By Simon Difford on 2014-04-01

A curvy bar counter made from old white cassette tapes covered with resin greats you on entering this rustically furnished bar and restaurant. Distressed woods, tan-on-white patterned wallpaper and rusty steel girder beams. The overall appearance is rough and ready, particularly when compared to some of the snazzier joints on the Ballard Avenue strip.

Even the 11 strong Cocktail menu, presented on a scrappy sheet of foolscap paper, is kindly described as being rustic. However, the drinks here are tasty and carefully crafted. The spirits selection is limited compared to its neighbours but covers all the bases with American whiskey particularly well represented. Southern style dishes as shrimp grits are served on small sharing plates.

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