Green star Georgetown Liquor Company (Georgetown)

5501 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 763-6764

Georgetown Liquor Co. doesn't actually make booze, but it's a neighborhood favorite for drinks as well as high-minded vegetarian pub grub (creative salads, soups, sandwiches, wild mushroom tamales, etc.). They also have vintage arcade machines (of the standard-upright and cocktail-table varieties) as well as assorted Atari and Nintendo consoles with a mighty collection of accompanying cartridges.
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  • 4.47000/5 Stars.
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nothing like a bloody mary bar and tecmo bowl.
Posted by krusty on February 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM · Report this

They need more seats!

I'm going to the GLC again. The first time, I was interested by the mention here in the Stranger a few weeks back. That night (Wednesday I believe) was freaking packed! I was alone and that actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since all the tables were full and I was able to get the only seat available at the bar. Sitting next to me happened to be some folks, who I found out were the owners of the joint! We chatted a bit and found out that it was Trivia night, but they weren't expecting such a huge crowd, then they stepped out to smoke. I protected their seats when some hungry patrons asked me if anyone was sitting there.

I ended up getting the sandwich that had a French dip (can't remember the name of it). It had field roast (which I had heard alot about from friends) and was really looking forward to it.

Needless to say, the sandwich was fabulous!

So I'm going back tonight, St. Patrick's Day. I don't expect to have an easy time getting seats, since this time, I'm bringing my boyfriend along.

Hope he doesn't mind waiting.
Posted by AiYahh on March 17, 2010 at 5:47 PM · Report this

Best pub grub

I admit it, I am addicted to The Baron.
I actually get cravings for this sammich. Vegan "ham" covered in delicious, sweet BBQ sauce, cheese, and greens on a perfectly toasted ciabatta bun. Freaking amazing. Their housemade veggie burger, The Enterprise, is one of the best veggie burgers in town, too. If you catch them on vegan chocolate mousse day, it's a happy meal indeed!
Posted by thunderchaps on March 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM · Report this
I got my ---- sucked before..this place tops that. If your a corn poon hick...pleave advise that you love incestious tofu affairs.
Posted by GLYN-MAN on April 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM · Report this


First time there and I was bowled over by how good a sandwich could be. I typically eat like a bird, but was able to devour a whole sandwich without any problem. I even went home that same night and tried to recreate the geniusness of the vegetarian tuna sandwich. Of course I didn't come close, but will keep trying. Or I'll just go back to GLC. Run, don't walk!
Posted by happy gal on January 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM · Report this

Darth Reuben...Dude

This place completely rocks, the menu is great. Daily specials are always trying to expand upon an already solid selection by being creative. But bottom line is the food tastes fantastic, and their names are interesting as well. GT best kept secret, and yes meat lovers will like it too.
Posted by dogpatch_USA on January 11, 2009 at 4:37 PM · Report this

Georgetown Liquor...Fuck Yeah!

Damn fine sandwiches!Revolving daily dishes of culinarily creative delights and premium soup of the day.Late night,quality food at a bar (not "bar food" by far)Gourmet with many choices..bbq,frenchdip,bugers.. all veggie! Hell yes...finally an herbivore place to drink fine beers and eat, eat, eat! And yes, your meaties will love it too.
Posted by the discerning palates on January 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM · Report this

Do love it.

The GLC is awesome - a great place to go for lunch, or snacks, or whatever - the polenta, the sandwiches, mmmmm... just thinking about it makes me hungry!
Posted by suki on September 4, 2008 at 5:12 PM · Report this
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Holy crap

This place is good. Vegan au jus? Wow! Goat cheese wontons? Oh my god. Good selection of beers, solid cocktails, pinball, and good folks working the bar and serving. My current G-Town fave.
Posted by Melissa on May 16, 2008 at 4:34 PM · Report this

field roast rulz

this is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant in seattle and he's not even a vegetarian. i love it too. the sandwiches are spectacular, but the goat cheese wontons are excruciatingly delicious. i hope the poor slob who can't tolerate the field roast has an easier time eating at dicks or wendys.
Posted by love the ruben on April 17, 2008 at 8:32 PM · Report this
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Great food, interesting atmosphere

We've been to the GLC three or four times - the food has always been great, tho the menu shrunk considerably from one visit to the next. The tamales and portobello sandwich are both yummy. The drinks menu is impressive, the service friendly, and the price is right.
Posted by jenniebren on February 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM · Report this

I'm Not Bold Enough to Try the Food

GLC: Good after-dinner spot to chill, play old Atari and drink. Great beer selection. Great game selection (Yars Revenge!). The bartenders tend toward the short, butchy, unshaven and rank-BO types, but it's not like they have to be your best friends for you to have a good time.
Posted by THE HOLY MOUNTAIN on December 7, 2007 at 1:10 PM · Report this

Great hangout spot!

I really enjoy Georgetown. I stumbled into this gem of a saloon one evening, and though I can't comment on the food I can vouch for the unique atmosphere that GLC brings to an already eccentric area! You will be impressed by Ataris a-plenty, old stand-up video games, and movie nights! (They played Tron a few weekends ago!) When you feel the need to relieve yourself, they even have audio from various sci-fi films playing in the restrooms! Cool place; definitely recommend!
Posted by kraut007 on September 6, 2007 at 2:51 AM · Report this

Not your average sandwich

It's too bad Swensy brings this awesome place's star level down- if you know Field Roast gives you gas, don't go to a vegetarian sandwich place. Simple as that. That said, it's the best damn veggie sandwich I've ever had. We've only gotten to-go food, so I can't speak for the glory of the Atari machines. We've had the Reuben (hot, drippy, with ample sauerkraut), the Picard (cheesy, garlicky, oniony) and a portabello mushroom salad a number of times. They do a great job of making the sandwich about the accompanying flavors, not just the field roast, including condiments such as apricot chutney, gouda butter, roasted red onions, and a variety of not-your-standard-sandwich-fare cheeses. I'd suggest getting a sandwich rather than a salad- the salad was nice, but the sandwiches were glorious.
Posted by Rachelina on July 13, 2007 at 12:49 PM · Report this

It's field roast people.

Field roast gives me gas.
Posted by swensy on June 30, 2007 at 4:12 PM · Report this


The food is really quite good. The enchiladas and portablla muchroom sandwhich are my favs. They have some sort of strange theme going on, sort of Star Wars meets ALF, I wouldn't sau it's gorgeous art, but it's original for sure. While you're there you can play some old skool video games for FREE!!!! The only thing they could improve on if the service. It's a bit spotty, but if you know it before hand it's easier to deal with.
Posted by Gameboy on May 17, 2007 at 4:53 PM · Report this

Map is incorrect

Also, the map displayed is incorrect. GLC is actually a few blocks North at the corner of Airport Way S and Lucille St. It's in the same building the old Industrial Coffee was in, now shared with ArtCore tattoo studio.
Posted by diggum on May 16, 2007 at 2:12 PM · Report this

Almost enough to make me go vegetarian

The GLC is a welcome respite in Georgetown, a neighborhood dominated by huge meat sandwiches, hot hamburgers, and every other form of fried, baked, bbq'd, or raw meat that can be served. Sometimes a man just wants some good, healthy food. This is not alfalfa sprouts and carrot sticks (what I imagine all vegetarians eat, right?) Toasted cheese sandwiches with brie and gorgonzola, black bean pasta salads, enchiladas, and amazing soups. Their salads are actual meals, designed to fill your stomach. My personal favorite is the Tamarind and goat cheese filled won tons, and the roasted root veggie plate. The bar is stocked with the usuals, plus a selection of high-end, old Scotch whiskeys that I am to plebeian to appreciate. Manny's for the local microbrew fan, Pabst for everyone. A gem is the collection of console video game systems. Ataris, Nintendos, and I think a ColecoVision, plus a wall full of games to choose from. Great booths, large tables, "Heroes" on the big screen on Monday nights. Gorgeous artwork from local folks decorate the walls, and you can run into anyone from the local biker gangs to nerds out for the evening to minor celebrities and musicians to punker kids to hobos from the nearby park.
Posted by diggum on May 16, 2007 at 2:11 PM · Report this

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