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Cocktail Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
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  • whiskey
  • cocktails
  • bourbon
  • good for dates
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  • Kristine G.
    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!
  • 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
  • Fernando G.
    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.
  • Ashley Y.
    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 👌🏽
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Ricardo H.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jeff B.
    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.
  • Steve H.
    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.
  • 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)
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2014
    We particularly love the carbonated Last Word cocktail, but it's nearly impossible to go wrong at Canon.
  • Brandon E.
    Brandon EstrellaNovember 9, 2012
    Try their aged cocktails, and the best bartender in my opinion is Chris Goad. Just ask him for a suggestion. He knows his stuff.
  • Manuela J.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KerscherOctober 5, 2012
    Ask for the unicorn helmet if it's your birthday. Be persistent. They might not give it to you the first time, but will give in eventually.
  • andrew c.
    andrew chapelloJanuary 9, 2015
    Largest whiskey selection I've ever seen. Tell the bartender what you like and have them choose for you.
  • 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.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberSeptember 21, 2014
    Awesome drinks...get there early as there will probably be a line, but totally worth the wait.
  • 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."
  • Malcolm L.
    Malcolm LalkakaJuly 10, 2015
    Try the marrow, and ask for "The Luge" after to pour down the bones!
  • EM G.
    EM GalvezNovember 28, 2015
    Service is perfection. Drinks are well crafted and the ambiance is soothing. Thank you for the wonderful night.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SzaboNovember 4, 2014
    Have no reservations with respect to reservations. The presentation of the drinks alone is worth the visit.
  • 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
  • Chewsy
    ChewsySeptember 14, 2011
    Arguably the best pork belly sliders you'll ever have! Click-through for the full review and photo. Read more
  • Dre
    DreDecember 3, 2012
    Apparently the servers don't like to split checks here. If you're in a group mention it at the beginning of service to avoid classic Seattle passive aggressive behavior from your server later on.
  • Kate S.
    Kate Sullivan DenisFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Murray is king. You are in great hands when he is crafting your cocktail!
    Upvoted Nov 25, 2016
  • Patrick Y.
    Patrick YeeMay 24, 2012
    If you have a spare moment, ask to see the spirits list, and marvel in the collection of whiskeys
  • Evi F.
    Evi FuelleJanuary 23, 2016
    Bathroom is too cool! Talented and talkative bartenders in a relaxed atmosphere, loved it!
  • Becca B.
    Becca BFebruary 7, 2013
    Get the salmon. You will not be disappointed...except when your plate is empty and the food is gone.
  • Loren J.
    Loren JudahOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cocktails in Seattle. Order an aged cocktail for a truly unique taste.
  • Ross W.
    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”.
  • Toby L.
    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
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 30, 2015
    There is a lot of presentation to the drinks here, which makes it extra fun
  • Nick B.
    Nick Brady2 weeks ago
    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!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 6, 2015
    Pork buns were a surprisingly good amount of food. Delicious cocktails too. 🍸
  • 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.
  • Haley B.
    Haley BFebruary 8, 2015
    Get the truffle manhattan, parsnip soup, arugula salad & nut mix.
  • Sandy O.
    Sandy ObuckMay 31, 2015
    Great atmosphere! Fabulous drinks! Love the tin ceiling and light fixture.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerFebruary 14, 2016
    The campfire in Georgia isn't just a drink it's an experience! Waft it in!
  • Rahul D.
    Rahul DharFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the scotch list and be prepared to stare at it for a long time.
  • Jamie Y.
    Jamie YDecember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not come here with a group. Perfect for 2.
  • Kathleen H.
    Kathleen HarrellJuly 22, 2016
    Amazing cocktails- ask them to make you something not on the menu.
  • Genki U.
    Genki U.December 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Better when it's not slammed, a great place to drop by early and often. But... That said, just go when you can!
  • Kenny H.
    Kenny HsuMay 26, 2013
    Before you get drunk: order the flatbread a la greco. After you get drunk: order the flatbread a la greco.
  • Neil
    NeilOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The vermouth experiment is three separate drinks, all of which are tasty!
  • John N.
    John NienartOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a group and get a (huge!) bowl of punch - fun and delicious! Read more
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