The Zig Zag, tucked away on the stairs below Pike Place Market, serves very fine cocktails. The atmosphere is nice but not at all stuffy, with favorable lighting conditions. This is where Murray Stenson
, the bartenders' bartender, aka Murr the Blur, used to do his alchemy—those behind the bar here have been trained well.
Zig Zag Cafe
1501 Western Ave,
Hours: Daily noon-2 am.
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating
Mon-Fri 5-7 pm ($4 off house cocktails, $7 martini, manhatten and old fashioned, $5 red, white, or sparkling wine, $3.50 draft beer, $4-$12 small plates).