Zig Zag Café

Cocktail Bar in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

If you're writing a research project on Seattle's culinary history, you'll need to reserve a chapter for the Zig Zag Café. This is the bar that repopularized the gin-based Jazz Age cocktail 'The Last Word' in the early 2000s. The drink went viral and the Zig Zag's nattily attired mixers were rightly hailed as the city's finest alchemists.

Times have moved on and the Zig Zag does some mean food these days, but the cocktails are still good, and remarkably cheap during happy hour.

The bar is tucked away on the Pike St Hill Climb.