Words by Camper English on 30-Mar-2014

Address: 517 15th Avenue East, (btwn E Respublican and E Mercer Sts), Seattle, WA, 98102, United States
Tel: +1 206 323 9898
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 4pm to 2am
Door: Open door
Style: Neighborhood bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes
Established: 2006


Coffee bar, sushi bar, and cocktail bar Liberty is most of all a casual neighbourhood bar, serving a random assortment of Capitol Hill dwellers along with an industry crowd. Seating is made for group conversations, with many couches near the front windows and tall bench seating opposite the bar. The back-bar is cluttered with the coffee station, sushi station, more than 70 whiskies, and a dozen or so vintage crystal decanters filled with barrel aged cocktails (a house speciality) and homemade ingredients.

Cocktails on the menu span seven pages, mostly arranged by base spirit, with each one listing the drink's creator. Craft cocktail bar touches include citrus squeezed to order for each drink, and jumbo ice cubes stored in the freezer already inside rocks glasses. As not all patrons order the sometimes-precious cocktails, bartenders have the time to execute them while maintaining friendly level of personal service. Liberty is the casual cocktail bar you want next door to your house.