the bookstore signature cocktail

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. Chef Caprial Pence, the first winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, 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.

Dining Room Hours

Brunch: Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
& 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

executive chef

Meet the Chef

Winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, a noted cookbook author, and a longtime TV cooking show host, Caprial Pence is a superstar on the Seattle culinary scene.

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alcohol selection

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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