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Address: 5200 Ballard Avenue NW, (corner 20th Ave NW), Seattle, WA, 98107, United States
Tel: +1 206 687 7115
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tue-Sun 4pm-2am, Mon closed
Door: Open door
Style: Pub traditional
Recommended for: Spirits
Price guide: Middling

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Review last reviewed on 28-Feb-2012

Tiny corner bar Macleod's is a Scottish theme bar, heavy on both the whisky and the theme. Some of the design accents like a cast iron gate (functioning as the railing on the small upstairs balcony level) reportedly were imported from Scotland, while the ceiling is painted with a map of the country and on one wall hangs pictures of famous Scots. Perhaps because the bar was brand new and squeaky clean at review time, it had less of a modern pub feel and more of a 'T.G.I. Scotland' look to it.

Cocktails on the menu are divided into whisky-based ones including the Rob Roy, Penicillin, and Blood and Sand, and house concoctions including a smoky Vodka Martini and a Tatanka made with bison grass vodka. Both the Atholl Brose (scotch, honey, oatmeal water, cream, and cinnamon) and the Nessie (scotch, sloe gin, lemon, orange bitters, absinthe) were more enticing on the menu than they were delicious in reality, the former drink tasting like an oatmeal cookie. Drinkers might fare better with Scott-centric beer selection or the more than 60 bottles of single malt scotch divided on the menu by geographic region.

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