Bathtub gin is by far the most favorite cult cocktail lounge among locals in Seattle. It has historic significance since it was previously the boiler room of a historic old brick hotel and now an apartment building. It’s also hard to find since it’s located in the alley with no big signs outside and all you can see is one small wooden door with the bouncer standing next to it.
The place is very dark, intimate and has a prohibition style interior. Downstairs is divided into two sections. The outside area has a few tables with nice antique table lamps and wooden chairs. Inside is a library room with comfortable leather couches next to a fireplace. Upstairs is the bar and a few tall tables if you are just by yourself. The miniature-sized bathtub on each floor also adds character to this unique place.
As the name suggests, this place has a huge selection of different types of gin and tonics. They have an amazing list of cocktails as well. I swear by their Death star and El Camino cocktails. Sometimes I just ask Matt the bartender to make something from my favorite combination of whisky, honey, and ginger and trust me, he never disappoints me with his creations.
This place is a real speakeasy with historic essence to it. Their happy hour is truly happy hour with $7 serious craft cocktails every day from 16:00 – 19:00.