The 25th anniversary celebration at Madison Pub reflected the bar's general attitude: not a lot of frills or fuss, just good drink specials in a comfortable neighborhood joint. The Capitol Hill gay bar prides itself on its regulars, including its staff—the current owner started as a bartender there in 1992. Perhaps Seattle Gay News described it best: "Madison Pub is the kind of place where you'll always see a familiar face."
Madison Pub sticks to tried-and-true bar staples: a jukebox, pool and darts tourneys, and Mariners, Seahawks, and Sounders games on its high-def TVs. In the early years, it didn't even serve liquor, sticking to beer and wine. Today, however, bartenders concoct cocktails at the full bar, along with cracking open domestic and imported beers.
18+ juice bar / atm
Welcome to Seattle’s most intimate Gentleman’s Club – located in the heart of Seattle! Just a few steps below the street the atmosphere is fun, intimate and exciting, with lots of daily specials, like Strip Poker, Lady Lotto and Military Appreciation night, where our honored servicemen and women get in free. Get in here and watch lovely entertainers get completely nude to the pulse of great music! There is plenty of street parking and parking lots around our building. We are within walking distance to many of the downtown hotels and businesses.
18+ juice bar / atm / 2 stages /
Occupancy 110 / Opened 5/1990
Welcome to Tukwila’s premier Gentleman’s Club! We keep the party going seven days a week and with hundreds of lovely entertainers and great music to get you in a party mood you’re sure to have an awesome time! We have a fun and exciting atmosphere, with lots of daily specials, like Lady Lotto Mondays and Aviation Appreciation night every Thursday. We are just a few minutes from SeaTac Airport and have plenty of parking.
18+ juice bar / atm / 2 stages
/ Occupancy - 150 / Opened 11/2011
Welcome to Lake City’s newest Gentlemen’s Club! Our DreamGirls are here to make your WILDEST dreams come true! Surround yourself with hundred’s of beautiful nude girls and enjoy one of our five gorgeous themed rooms. Support your favorite waitress every Tuesday at our Hardbody Waitress contest. We are located on Lake City Way NE, with a large parking lot just for you!
18+ juice bar / atm / 2 stages
/ Occupancy 200 / Opened 4/2010
Welcome to DreamGirls SoDo Gentleman’s Club – No need to go all the way to Vegas - we have it all right here and what happens at DreamGirls stays at DreamGirls... Visit us before or after any game and let us fulfill your wildest dreams... Being one block from SafeCo Field, we are easy to find and it’s easy to park in our FREE underground garage.
Sun Liquor Distillery: A User’s Guide
House-Distilled Spirits | Craft Cocktails |Sandwiches | Weekend Brunch | Housemade Bitters
Salad: Northwest salad with mixed greens, apples, toasted almonds, and blue cheese
Sandwich: grilled cheese made with Tillamook cheddar and vine-ripened tomatoes on thick sourdough
Side: shoestring fries made from Washington potatoes
The Booze: Sun Liquor has the unique distinction of being part bar, part restaurant, and part distillery. The latter is the domain of head distiller Erik Chapman, who worked with founder Michael Klebeck to come up with their own distilling processes for gin and vodka. In 2011, they debuted their signature creation, the Hedge Trimmer gin, which they make with nine fresh and dried botanicals. Other award-winning vodkas and gins followed soon after.
The Pour: Bartenders take the distillery’s liquor and combine it with fresh-squeezed juices and housemade bitters. They focus mainly on signature cocktails, though they also pour a selection of craft beers, including Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout.
When to Go: Stop by on the weekend, when the restaurant serves brunch items such as housemade country-style biscuits and gravy.
Seattle Met said the Hedge Trimmer gins “had a nice floral nose and were round-bodied and easy-going on the palate.”
The Seattle Times noted that “Given that the bar has control over the most important element in a cocktail — the base spirit — bar staff can make cocktails exactly to Sun Liquor's specifications.”
Grenadine: a common bar syrup characterized by its deep red color and sweet and tart flavors. It’s traditionally made with pomegranate juice and sugar.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Peruse local artwork, or adorn your body with some at True Love Art Gallery (1525 Summit Avenue), which also houses cutting-edge tattoo artists.
After: Buy a unique board game or card set at Gamma Ray Games (411 E. Pine Street), which is open late, for post-drink reverly at your apartment.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Sun Liquor Lounge (607 Summit Avenue), which features the cocktails, but not the food.