Green star Bandits Bar (Seattle Center)

159 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-5447

Bandits, a fake Old West saloon in a ground-floor condo retail space between Lower Queen Anne and Belltown, feels highly arbitrary. The tamales, on the contrary, are meaningful; they are incredible.
Hours: Daily 4 pm-2 am
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

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  • 4/5 Stars.

Funky Little Bar

Had a really good time here. It is very small and kind of dark, but the people there are friendly and the drinks are great! I had a Blood Orange Cosmo that was one of the best drinks I have ever had. The bartender was friendly and laid-back. Great little place to come with a friend or two to sip on drinks and chill.
Posted by Lynn on April 20, 2009 at 6:33 PM · Report this

Bandits is this cool little, laid back, funky bar with a very hot owner from Texas. Nate pours a great drink, he's warm and friendly like most Texans and his food is kill. Love the tamales. He indulged me the night I was there by turning on the presidential debate. The bathroom was clean too!
Posted by Barbara Ross on March 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM · Report this


Fresh squeeze greyhounds. Tamales. Queso. Old school western in the background. What else does a girl need? Go there.
Posted by ago on March 3, 2009 at 7:56 PM · Report this

A Belltown Gem

Bandits is the first place I fell in love with when I moved here. The down-to-earth bartenders, chill atmosphere, tasty drinks and great tunes make it my favorite weekend hang out. Be sure to ask for the drink with no name.
Posted by Raz on March 3, 2009 at 7:05 PM · Report this

Bandits is the shit

If I'm in Bell Town, I'm at Bandits. Great atmoshere, cool bartenders, no douschebag music, and they always have a strong pour. If you don't want to wait in line for an overpriced watered down drink..go to bandits..
Posted by IPAman on March 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM · Report this

I'm a huge fan of tequila and good margarita's but hate the Peso's/Matador scene. Bandits margs are made from fresh fruit and are great and their tequila selection is pretty good. Not a huge food selection but the stuff they do have like the tamales are to die for. Parking in the area is pretty good too.
Posted by sharon on March 3, 2009 at 5:24 PM · Report this


If you have outgrown the Pesos/Ozzie's atmosphere, or just need a vacay from it, Bandits is a Godsend for us Lower QA and Belltown dwellers. The people are chill, the place is comfortable and the drinks? They're always fresh, and overpoured - need I say more? I can't stay away from this place... Look for the blonde at the bar.
Posted by cait cait on March 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM · Report this

The margaritas are the yummiest and made with fresh squeezed juice so you can definitely have more than one! The food is great too! Nothing like a Bandit's tamale!
Posted by edottt on March 3, 2009 at 4:25 PM · Report this

Delicious everything!

Bandits is a refreshing break from the normal "scenester" Belltown/Lower QA bar. This place is relaxed but the crowd is definitely not frumpy - there is always a mix of good looking people in there! Bandits has great drinks with fresh juices (that are not overpriced, thank you!), awesome tamales, Happy Hour, TVs, music, friendly and prompt service, a perfect location...and they are always open until 2am! What more could you want from a bar?
Posted by WallyGirl on March 3, 2009 at 4:08 PM · Report this

Yum Yums

Bandits, mellow atmosphere and the people making drinks don't act like there is anything wrong with queso and blood orange cosmos. You don't get a snooty attitude and good food and great drinks. Love this place..
Posted by MAG on March 3, 2009 at 4:01 PM · Report this

Good food, good late night atmosphere or a great place to start your evening. Drinks are stiff, and staff is friendly! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great night with your friends.
Posted by JessW on March 3, 2009 at 3:54 PM · Report this

Nice change of pace

Great spot when you want a nice place without all the Belltown attitude. Great cocktails and friendly people...customers and staff. Music can be loud at times...
Posted by dutchess on March 3, 2009 at 3:53 PM · Report this
The queso at Bandits is AMAZING!! The perfect snack with a fresh squeezed margarita! YUM!!! Love this place!!
Posted by LW on March 3, 2009 at 3:43 PM · Report this

Super cool bald bartender. Music kicks ass. This place is for all.
Posted by Nathan Yeager on October 22, 2008 at 11:21 PM · Report this


What is up with Blackbeard? Great bar staff, good drinks, awesome authentic Mexican-made tamales, always a stop when I'm in town! This place is cool.
Posted by LimeyB on March 3, 2008 at 2:06 PM · Report this

Don't waste your time

Sorry attitude from some bald bartender. Super lame selection of music. This place is for your mom.
Posted by Nathan Yeager on January 21, 2008 at 9:47 PM · Report this

Great place!!!

Great bartenders, stiff drinks, fresh squeezed juices(best margarita), great prices and killer tamales. Sometimes music is great and other times a little agro and loud. One of my favorite places for a drink with friends.
Posted by ilikefood on January 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM · Report this

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