Bookstore Bar at Alexis Hotel Seattle

Bookstore Bar

The Bookstore Bar at The Alexis Hotel: A Seattle Icon

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.

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Executive Chef Caprial Pence

The very first winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, Executive Chef Caprial Pence snagged the coveted honor while dishing up cuisine in Seattle. Then she left our fair city for the bike-riding, beer-swilling pastures of Portland. As much as we love our little sibling to the south, we're so glad that Executive Chef Pence is back - and ready to treat you to creative American Classics, featuring small-plates with seasonal local ingredients.

  • First Winner: James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest
  • Star of Caprial's Café, Learning Channel & Discovery Channel
  • Star of Caprial! Cooking for Friends & Cooking with Caprial and John, PBS
  • 9 Cookbooks
  • Cooking Classes
  • Graduate of Culinary Institute of America

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 beverage director Jamie Buckman and her team love 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.



Monday - Friday: 7am - 3pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 3pm
Daily: 3pm - 10pm
Happy Hour:
Daily: 3pm - 6pm,
& 10pm - midnight
Bookstore Bar & Café  |   1007 First Avenue  |   Seattle, Washington 98104  |   Tel: (206) 624-3646  |