Attached to the posh Alexis Hotel, this cozy, book-lined bar and cafe has lots of dark wood and a wide-ranging menu of small plates from PBS sweetheart Caprial Pence. It's worth noting that Pence, aside from seeming nearly excruciatingly nice, was the very first winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, way back in 1990 when she was at Seattle's acclaimed Fuller's. Should you find a book you like at the Bookstore Bar, they're all for sale.
The Bookstore Bar & Cafe
1007 First Ave,
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight.
Bar/Happy Hour, Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Seating
New American, Pub Grub
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Hotel Bar
Daily 3-6 pm, 10 pm-midnight ($7–$9 cocktails, $5–$6 wine, $5 beer, $5–$8 snacks).