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Canon

Cocktail Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
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    Wesley V.
    "Must try local whiskey: cask strength Oola, waitsburg Bourbon"(29 Tips)
    ᴡ M.
    "The campfire in Georgia isn't just a drink it's an experience!"(3 Tips)
    Chewsy
    "Arguably the best pork belly sliders you'll ever have!"(3 Tips)
    Fernando G.
    "They have the best craft cocktails in Seattle."(3 Tips)
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  • Elizabeth A.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth AgnewMay 11, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Canon has an extensive list of cocktails with the most inventive ways to serve them. I drank from a smoking glass pipe, a shopping cart and a Nintendo game cartridge. Also cocktails with boba? Yes!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 28, 2014
    Allecia Vermillion calls this the “brown liquor juggernaut of Seattle cocktail bars” with a massive (in the thousands) whiskey collection and back-to-back James Beard noms for outstanding bar program. Read more
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MilaniAugust 12, 2018
    The staff is really friendly, the place is very cool, and the drinks, oh boy... the drinks are fantastic! Order a "Camp fire in Georgia" is an experience 🤗 best cocktail bar in Seattle
  • Fernando G.heart icon on user image
    Fernando GomezOctober 26, 2016
    They have the best craft cocktails in Seattle. A little pricey, but well worth it. I recommend to make a reservation otherwise you'll be outside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Kristine G.heart icon on user image
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    So far we've had the Pork Belly Sliders, the Flank Steak Succotash, and the Chicken Pesto. The bartenders are fun and make you feel safe to play "roulette" (a fun cocktail option!). Pork loin d'best!
  • Ashley Y.heart icon on user image
    Ashley YueOctober 28, 2016
    One of the best cocktail bars I've been to. The magic was a bit too sweet for me, but the off-menu cocktail I got was on point! Early grey, gin and smokey 👌🏽
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    StudentFebruary 4, 2019
    So cool cocktails bar,nice atmosphere,big variety of drinks,great service,Friday and Saturday are packed
  • Matt M.heart icon on user image
    Matt MitgangNovember 23, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    The icons next to the drink show the kind of glass it comes in. Or shopping cart or glass orb or large metal goblet. Probably the best cocktails in Seattle, but others are catching up.
  • Caroline S.heart icon on user image
    Caroline SchulweisOctober 30, 2017
    The Canon Manhattan was a great cocktail. Such an extensive whiskey selection, and the bottles make for very pretty decor. Great stop for a date.
  • Steve H.heart icon on user image
    Steve HarreldDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best cocktails anywhere are made at canon. They also have an exceptional spirits selection, with many whiskies that are available almost nowhere else.
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KJune 23, 2017
    Very cool cocktail bar. Death in the Caribbean was my favorite (never say no to a tiki drink!) and comes in the coolest skull glassware.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeSeptember 11, 2018
    Amazing whiskey inventory and some really ridiculous flights (who can afford them?!). Good cocktails as well. Food is meh (tho ambitiously gourmet)
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.September 4, 2017
    Incredible drinks. Love the Toucan gin fizz and Georgia Camp Fire. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. Place fills up quick!
  • Otilia P.heart icon on user image
    Otilia PascaNovember 29, 2017
    The liberal cocktail reminiscent of an old fashioned; gnome chompsky, fun gnome sippy cup; transfusion for two, shock value in blood bag, taste like punch. Drinks all too sugary sweet for me.
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YeeMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to use the wash room. It is the greatest washroom I ever used. It is a fortress in which to take a break from insanity. It has a radio, fresh towels, and is clean beyond belief.
  • Ricardo H.heart icon on user image
    Ricardo HernandezAugust 9, 2015
    One of the two best Seattle bars. Crowded. Get there mid week to get proper service and a calm, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Pacific Republic
    Pacific RepublicFebruary 23, 2014
    With the largest selection of American whiskey in the world and a 94-page menu (including nine pages worth of rare whiskies), Canon should be on every boozehound's bucket list.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HoughtonJune 26, 2015
    Come here and ask for Chris then get the Shrouded Roulette which is an off the cuff recipe based on your base alcohol. Whiskey is mine and every drink was an amazing adventure!
  • ᴡ M.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ MillerFebruary 14, 2016
    The campfire in Georgia isn't just a drink it's an experience! Waft it in!
  • Melissa M.heart icon on user image
    My favorite part of our Seattle trip! This cocktail bar is a must do while in Seattle!!
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BowlinFebruary 28, 2016
    Great whiskey selection. Find out what your grandfather's favorite bourbon was, and come here to let your senses connect with your own history.
  • Jimmy L.heart icon on user image
    Jimmy LuDecember 30, 2018
    Bartender a bit rude, but the drinks and atmosphere makes it all up. Go there for great cocktails and a ridiculous array of whiskies (some are pricey tho)
  • Michael Reibel B.heart icon on user image
    Michael Reibel BoesenFebruary 17, 2018
    Fantastic bartenders and even better drinks 👏
  • Eater
    EaterApril 25, 2013
    Canon opened nearly a year ago, and it remains one of the hottest cocktail bars in town, thanks to its ambition.
  • Derrick D.
    Derrick DeeseDecember 11, 2014
    Cocktails Are fantastic. Try the swagger. They also have an $1100 cocktail for those feeling themselves that night (but not likely in the morning)
  • Nick E.
    Nick ElsberrySeptember 11, 2018
    Insane cocktail bar, has won many awards including World’s Best Spirits Selection.
  • Ross W.
    Ross WSJanuary 16, 2017
    A two-time member of the World’s 50 Best Bars, Canon carries “the western hemisphere’s largest spirit collection at 3,500 labels and counting”.
  • Windermere Seattle
    Windermere SeattleDecember 15, 2014
    Don't let the 45 minute wait scare you, this bar is definitely top 3 in Seattle and is well worth it.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellyOctober 5, 2012
    The mahogany bookshelves date to the early Victorian era, brought to america by spirits enthusiast sir Walter Beuregarde. Order his namesake cocktail and pay homage to sir Walters cherished bourbon
  • Nickyt
    NickytJuly 4, 2017
    Huge whiskey collection and cocktail list with clever themed glassware.
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    ElisaAugust 5, 2018
    Sit out in the patio, chill vibes and beautiful decor. Get the Boba T Fett. Truly a masterpiece.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2014
    We particularly love the carbonated Last Word cocktail, but it's nearly impossible to go wrong at Canon.
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BradyJanuary 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Tell the bartender your favorite liquors and what you would like to taste (sweet, savory, etc) and taste the magic in their creations!
  • Ly L.
    Ly LeAugust 20, 2019
    Each of their signature cocktails come with an unique glasses. Prepare to be surprised
  • Anisa G.
    Anisa GhadrshenasSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is dripping with antiquated, old-world charm. You need to try the pork belly sliders, tip your bartender, and thank me later. And use their bathroom :)
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 28, 2013
    "If you prefer brown liquor, then Canon is a must do. A self-proclaimed whiskey and bitters emporium, Canon stocks whiskey from all over the world."
  • Colin B.
    Colin BoeSeptember 24, 2011
    The menu can be intimidating if you're not a cocktail connoisseur. Don't be afraid to ask for recommendations or try the roulette, the barstaff is knowledgable and very friendly.
  • EM G.heart icon on user image
    EM GalvezNovember 28, 2015
    Service is perfection. Drinks are well crafted and the ambiance is soothing. Thank you for the wonderful night.
  • Toby L.heart icon on user image
    Toby LorencMay 11, 2015
    You've got to check this place out - half the experience is just watching them make the craziest drinks you can imagine
  • Malcolm L.heart icon on user image
    Malcolm LalkakaJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the marrow, and ask for "The Luge" after to pour down the bones!
  • Manuela J.heart icon on user image
    Manuela JimenezDecember 30, 2015
    Front of house is unhelpful and their seating/standing policy is absurd. If there is an unreserved seat at the bar it should be open to anyone, even if there are two of you.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberSeptember 21, 2014
    Awesome drinks...get there early as there will probably be a line, but totally worth the wait.
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillAugust 25, 2018
    Very good Bourbon Cocktails that go along perfectly with their bar menu.
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonMay 30, 2015
    There is a lot of presentation to the drinks here, which makes it extra fun
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JarrettNovember 9, 2013
    If I come into millions, Imma come in and drink ALL the 1901 Old Overholt. Bravo gents -- hell of a bar. Leave all the two dollar bills for the bartenders.
  • April A.
    April AgustinMarch 13, 2013
    Pretentious atmosphere, but awesome whiskey selection. Get a comet dog afterwards to bring you back down to earth and sober you up.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HollenberryNovember 16, 2019
    They keep an artificial crowd outside for no real reason. Stood in the cold for an hour and when we got in there were 6 seats at the bar, and an open table, with plenty of people outside still waiting
  • Alison B.heart icon on user image
    Alison Byrne FieldsMarch 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    If you make a reservation online you hold the seat by prepaying. Convenient and no worries about getting seated.
  • Lauren
    LaurenJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Campfire. If you like mezcal and a smoky show with your drink, you won't be disappointed.
  • Daniel T.heart icon on user image
    Daniel TewfikJune 6, 2015
    Pork buns were a surprisingly good amount of food. Delicious cocktails too. 🍸
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