We think C.S. Lewis had it right when he said that eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. Test the theory yourself here at downtown Seattle’s Bookstore Bar & Café, a delight for bibliophiles and foodies alike. Among the brick walls and shelves lined with books and bottles, you’ll find contemporary cuisine and one of the largest selections of scotch and whiskey around — everything you need to eat, drink, read and be merry.



Happy Hour

3pm – 5pm


See the Menu

Open Daily

Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7am - 11am
lunch: 11am - 3pm

Sunday – Thursday
Dinner: 5pm – 10pm

Friday – saturday
dinner: 5pm - 11pm

Saturday – sunday

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Scotch & Whiskey

Just how serious are we about scotch and whiskey? One hundred and thirty-plus varieties serious. Make trips to Scotland to visit the distilleries serious. Mark Twain serious. He said: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” If you’re just as serious, welcome — there’s a lot of tasting to do. But if you’re not, that’s what our team loves most of all. They’ll make a whisk(e)y drinker out of you yet — or at least give you a history and geography lesson that’s way more fun than anything you learned in a classroom. 





Make a Reservation



You pick the time. We’ve got the place. (And we’ll bring the food and drinks). Give us a call for parties of 6 or more.

(206) 624-3646 


Private Events

Yep, we can accommodate your private event. For more information please contact us at the below number.

(206) 340-6733


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1007 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

at the Kimpton Alexis Hotel

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(206) 624-3646

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