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Six Things to Know About Rob Roy
Referred to by Seattle Magazine as “perhaps Seattle’s preeminent cocktail lounge,” Rob Roy is a true throwback. This swanky Belltown haunt has been around since 2003, and in 2009, Anu Apte of the Washington State Bartender’s Guild seized ownership. Rob Roy has been a prime spot ever since—here are a few tips to sip on.
They rotate their cocktails on a seasonal basis.
A Rob Roy is a Manhattan made with scotch. It’s also the name of Scotland’s version of Robin Hood: Rob Roy MacGregor.
The décor has a 70s vibe. The space features dim lighting, a leather-padded wall, and stacked flagstone behind the bar. Oh, and a lamp made from a stuffed hoof.
Syrups are made in-house. They’re part of an arsenal of drink ingredients that includes fresh juices, local produce, and five different kinds of ice.
Beers make an appearance, too. In fact, they’re imported from Slovakia, Poland, Germany, and other places around the globe.
Eat Local prepares the food. The menu is comprised of a selection of small entrees and desserts, from spicy Italian gnocchi to different types of stew. (Tip: Gold Fish crackers are free during Happy Hour).