W Hotel (Downtown)
1112 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
About as New York City as Seattle can get, W's cocktail lounge features high ceilings, angular, suede-covered seating in muted ocean colors, and a glass-laden, black-against-weathered-bronze background. The stools lining its curved marble bar host a constant turnover of meticulously groomed men in expensive casual wear who have mastered the art of scanning the room with haughty nonchalance. Less subtle patrons looking to catch the eye of horny travelers occupy the corner seats on either side bar. The W features no dark corners or private nooks for stolen hanky-panky, but given the fashion-savvy clientèle, no one goes to W hoping not to be seen. Cocktail service extends into the lobby, a space that feels just like the swank living room of a wealthy, arty old friend.
Hours: Sun-Wed 11:30 am-12 am, Thurs-Sat 11:30 am-2 am.
Happy Hour: Wed 4 pm-midnight; Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 4-6 pm ($4 drafts, $7 wine, $8 wells, $5 food).
Features: Gay-Friendly, Good for Groups, Snacks Available and Free Wi-Fi
Scene: Cocktail Lounge and Hotel Bar