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Contemporary Cuisine in a Cozy Atmosphere

1007 First Avenue Seattle, Washington 98104 ● (206) 624-3646

A Downtown Seattle Restaurant: Bookstore Bar & Café

If your love for high-quality dining is as strong as your appetite for well-written literature, the Bookstore Bar & Café is guaranteed to be your happy place. Against a backdrop of brick walls lined with classic tomes, you can grab a bite to eat all the way from brunch in the morning to late-night happy hour in the evening. The Bookstore uses local ingredients to their highest potential, and the bartenders serve up beautifully crafted cocktails, wines, and rare whiskeys you won’t find just anywhere. Large windows let you look out to bustling 1st Avenue while you hunker down in the ideal spot to eat, drink, read, and be merry.

What's trending? Bartender Kevin Langamack suggests the Best Cherry Coke in Town, a boozy twist on a childhood favorite.

Dining Room Hours

Breakfast: Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch: Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

meet the chef at bookstore bar and cafe seattle

Meet the Chef

Eric Rivera found his way back to the kitchen after a stint in the mortgage industry. He traded in his suit and tie to enchant diners daily with his ample flavor spectrum of fresh ingredients available here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Whiskey for the Win

Our collection of scotch and whiskey is one of the city’s most impressive — drop by to sample from the 130-plus varieties. We can whip up a well-balanced cocktail or set up a tasting flight for anyone, no matter your palate proficiency.

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