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Zig Zag Cafe

Cocktail Bar, Speakeasy, and Lounge$$$$
Pike Place, Seattle
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  • Alice L.
    "Murray made me the BEST mojitos and customized w/ extra ginger"(15 Tips)
    Valentina V.
    "... "Last Word" and the "Hot Charlotte", this place is one of the best cocktail..."(4 Tips)
    Josh H.
    "former home of Murray Stenson"(5 Tips)
    Gabe G.
    "Best cocktails in Seattle."(3 Tips)
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  • Kaitlin S.
    Come for happy hour (M-F, 5-7) for $4 off house drinks, which are delicious! For a light summery drink I recommend the "Say No More" and "Burnum Was Right". If it's nice, sit outside!
    Kaitlin Siemering · July 3, 2015
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  • Kristine G.
    Overall my experience was awesome and I'd definitely come back and try out their larger plates. The bartenders also are the best! They create drinks that will blow your mind.
    Kristine Gelsano · November 19, 2014
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  • Josh H.
    Hidden behind Pike Place, Zig Zag is a cocktail bar that offers up meticulously crafted drinks and a sophisticated ambiance. It's also the former home of Murray Stenson, America’s Best Bartender.
    Josh Holland · November 30, 2012
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  • Jacob C.
    Excellent service -- even when it's busy. Ask for any whiskey cocktail and they will wow you. Perfect place for a drink with a date before or after a movie or performance close by.
    Jacob Casey · February 7, 2015
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  • Elizabeth
    Probably Seattle's best kept secret outside of the locals inner circle. Hidden down a flight of stairs and open late, this speakeasy like bar has an impressive whisky/bourbon/scotch list
    Elizabeth · October 18, 2015
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  • Stas G.
    I recommend the Champs Elysees. Best coctail in the house. In general Zig Zag has a great ambiance and is a great place for a date or to just hang out with friends after a long day of work.
    Stas Gray · May 8, 2010
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  • Nicolas G.
    The bartender is amazing! Still the best place to drink a Mojito in Seattle. Take a look to the menu, oysters and lamb are just fantastic...
    Nicolas Georgeault · November 26, 2015
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  • Carl F.
    HIDDEN GEM. So good. Staff are cocktail pharmacists that offer thoughtful consultation followed by sublime execution. Do not miss this place if serious about the cocktail craft.
    Carl Figueiredo · May 9, 2015
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  • David S.
    Go to the Zig Zag by yourself. Sit at the bar, amidst the flock of visiting bartenders attending Murray, and participate in the conversation. Have Murray make you a custom drink. Old skool! Read more
    David Stutz · February 21, 2010
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  • Caitlin L.
    For those of you sweet lovers give the "Firebird" cocktail a whirl. Vodka, Grapefruit, and a few other very delicious ingredients making this one of the best drinks I've had.
    Caitlin Lockhart · November 28, 2011
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  • Amie !.
    Cocktails are tasty and normally the service is good. However there was a fly on the drink, and our server didn't seem to particularly care. Maybe check your drink before ingesting ;)
    Amie ! · September 1, 2014
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  • Justin G.
    Dont' worry about the menu, order a drink by what you like. Spirit, taste (sweet/sour/tart/spicy/dry), and flavor (citrus, earthy). Erik and Ben will take care of you Read more
    Justin Graham · June 21, 2011
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  • Jt T.
    Try the camel burger, very delicious! Bartenders are extremely knowledgable and will make drinks to match your taste profile. One of the best bars to visit in Seattle!
    Jt Tourangeau · May 26, 2013
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  • Men's Health Mag
    You’ll never order a whiskey this joint doesn’t have. Or a bourbon. Or a liquor. Try The Last Word cocktail: gin, maraschino liquor, green chartruse, and lime juice.
    Men's Health Mag · November 15, 2011
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  • Nicolas G.
    Murray Stenson is not the bartender anymore but... Ricardo Hoffman is THE man and his cocktails are just amazing!!! He keep the receipe of Murray's Mojito and it's always a great pleasure...
    Nicolas Georgeault · December 30, 2013
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  • Brett E.
    Ben single-handedly converted me from beer guy to cocktails tonight...simply a magician behind the bar...I"m sure Murray was great but Ben IS great, now.
    Brett Eades · September 2, 2014
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  • Valentina V.
    Home of famours cocktails like the "Last Word" and the "Hot Charlotte", this place is one of the best cocktail bars in town. Amazing tequila-based drinks, too!
    Valentina Vitols · September 3, 2011
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  • Justin G.
    If you just want to drink, come on Thursday through Saturday. If you want to ENJOY your drink and get to know Ben and Erik, come on Sunday or Tuesday
    Justin Graham · October 28, 2011
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  • Seattle Met
    To out-of-town guests we present the Zig Zag the way we do the Market, Mount Rainier, and gloomy-gray-gorgeous Puget Sound itself—secure in the knowledge that there is nothing else like it on earth. Read more
    Seattle Met · November 11, 2011
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  • Mark W.
    Really relaxed atmosphere with great service and even better drinks. My favourite drink there was an old fashion.
    Mark Wong · November 8, 2014
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  • Food & Wine
    This bartender-owned café and bar near Pike Place Market serves forgotten drinks from old cocktail guides, like the Tipperary (Irish whiskey, vermouth and green Chartreuse).
    Food & Wine · April 21, 2011
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  • Eric V.
    Sit at the bar and have Erik make you his favorite drink - you'll have an unreal New Deal. Make it before 7pm and it'll only cost you $6.
    Eric Venker · December 21, 2013
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  • Christopher J.
    If you want a real cocktail in an unpretentious setting, go to Zig Zag. Order something from the menu with rye, bourbon, gin, or even tequila. Read more
    Christopher Johnson · January 3, 2010
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  • Bre P.
    Ask Murray to make you a drink and then bask in the glory of a truly wonderful cocktail. This man is the best cocktail maker in the world.
    Bre Pettis · June 22, 2009
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  • The Seattle Times
    Murray Stenson, a bartender here, was named "Best Bartender in America" by his peers at the Tales of the Cocktail festival, one of the highest honors in the industry! Read more
    The Seattle Times · July 26, 2010
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  • Renee T.
    Sarah always takes excellent care of us😍she has an excellent grasp of the drink & food menu & has an excellent attitude.
    Renee T · July 18, 2015
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  • Remo
    Don't give a shit if Murray is a great bartender or not. If I'm forced to wait outside while my friends are at a table that's "full," then fuck this goddamn place. And happy hour prices are insane!
    Remo · March 31, 2011
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  • Erin M.
    Best hard cider I ever tried. The cocktails here are ranked top 3 in the country - rightly so. Also, LOVED the sorbet, mmm.
    Erin Murphy · January 7, 2011
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  • Graham M.
    Introduce yourself to Murray Stenson, the mixologist extraordinaire. Ask him what's good to order, and have an amazing custom made cocktail.
    Graham McIntyre · May 21, 2010
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  • Esquire
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Say the words, "Murray, I'll have the Deshler cocktail, please." Then, a little later, say them again. Read more
    Esquire · February 3, 2011
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  • Troy F.
    Lovely staff, well crafted cocktails with no attitude and plenty of care on cozy confines. A true winner.
    Troy Flint · June 1, 2015
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  • Mr. C.
    The Sayonara was perfectly balanced. Pepper tequila, Apple Brandy, Apricot, Lime juice
    Mr. Chris · February 16, 2014
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  • Mason
    Armistice for cocktail. Boar for entree. Banana butterscotch pudding to finish.
    Mason · 2 weeks ago
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  • Oremo O.
    You don't have to always order off the cocktail menu. The bartenders are great at being creative.
    Oremo Ochillo · February 14, 2015
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  • ImpulseWine.com
    Great spot for late night chow, they serve later than most. Of course the cocktails are good too.
    ImpulseWine.com · June 8, 2013
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  • Jack R.
    Stop by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and ask Autumn for a Kick In the Face. It is a spectacular drink.
    Jack R · April 23, 2010
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  • Kristin M.
    Best drinks - anything you can dream of, the bartenders can make. Tasty happy hour food.
    Kristin Marshall · August 29, 2013
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  • Patrick H.
    Bartender Ben was so money with his drinks and mind reading ability in telling a lady my buddy was interested in that he would get her drink, without any communication prior.
    Patrick Hayes · April 28, 2013
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  • Nour H.
    Great cocktails, music and food! Try the mafalda pasta and honey bear cocktail!
    Nour Haddad · May 7, 2013
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  • Genki U.
    Great bar and new menu is much fresher and tasty. And trust your bartender.
    Genki U. · February 25, 2015
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  • Kristie B.
    Tell the bartender what type of flavors you like & have them make you something unique!
    Kristie Brooks · August 19, 2013
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  • Kari T.
    Ask for the hot pocket martini. Gin, chartreuse, pimento, cointreau, poptarts, and nasty meat.
    Kari Tarr · March 18, 2010
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  • Seattle Happy Hours
    Zig Zag Cafe happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m w/ Imperial IPA for $2.75 & sautéed calamari ($7) http://ow.ly/b8nYv
    Seattle Happy Hours · May 25, 2012
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  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Zig Zag Cafe happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m w/ Imperial IPA for $2.75 & sautéed calamari ($7) http://ow.ly/b8nYv
    Seattle Happy Hour · May 30, 2012
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  • John N.
    Murray is no longer here, but Eric, Ben, Ben, Casey, and Ricardo all make great drinks, so it's still an awesome place for a cocktail.
    John Nienart · September 4, 2011
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  • ImpulseWine.com
    Everyone knows the cocktails are fantastic here, but don't over look the food.
    ImpulseWine.com · June 8, 2013
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  • Brent M.
    Very good whisky list. Ask for the Captain's List for the great stuff!
    Brent Miller · September 28, 2012
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  • ATR
    For strong drink lovers: Satan's Soulpatch. I traveled 3000 miles and worth the trip.
    ATR · September 21, 2011
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  • Kevin B.
    Go during happy hour! Awesome deals on cocktails and appetizers.
    Kevin Bielawski · July 6, 2013
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  • The Seattle Times
    Zig Zag's legendary bartender Murray Stenson suggests drinking hot Japanese green tea and a lot of water to cure a hangover. Read more
    The Seattle Times · May 12, 2010
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