The best thing about the BottleNeck Lounge may be that there's nothing all that special about it: Two nice, sensible women opened a nice, sensible place to drink in a place that needed exactly that. The owners claim the Bloody Marys are the best in Seattle.
2328 E Madison St,
Hours: Sun-Wed 4 pm-midnight, Thurs-Sat 4 pm-2 am
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint
Mon-Fri 4-6 pm ($4 drafts and wells, $5 wine).