The Needle and Thread

Row 1

1406 12th Ave (E Union St)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-0133
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 5:00 PM–2:00 AM

This is a simple speakeasy for those who are knowlegable about their cocktails and those who may not be. With a wide selection and great bartenders, this is a safe haven for all. 

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  • Ignore the haters. This place is awesome.
  • Dude it's not open on Sundays & Mondays.
  • Call for a reservation. Great date spot.
  • Terrible service. Extremely obnoxious bartenders. Refused valid IDs from out of state, forced me to cab back to my hotel to get my passport and refused to comp us anything for the hassle. Avoid.
  • Secure reservations. Order the burger and get ridiculously tasty custom cocktails made for you.
  • Call on the phone downstairs & say ur reservation code to get in. There's no menu. Bartenders consult on what you like and make you custom drinks. Come on Tuesdays when Tim is working. He'll hook u up
  • Don't like your drink? Tell them and they'll replace it
  • Order Tanqueray Rangpur Devil's Crayon - tart with a habenero kick!
  • No cocktail list! The mixologists come to your table and have a convo about your likes/dislikes and what you're in the mood for. They want to create something they've never made before!
  • Very cool speakeasy. There isn't even a menu! The bartender will ask you 4 questions and from that he/she will make you a specialized cocktail.
  • One of the lucky ones to get in without a reservation on the weekend. Call right at 6:00 PM. One of the best true speakeasy experiences (and cocktails) I've had. This place is a Seattle must.
  • Fantastic place to bring friends and dates.
  • This place is trying too hard, but I liked it anyway. Bartenders need to not take themselves too seriously & realize they are making drinks, not curing cancer. NYC just does the speakeasy scene better
  • A great speakeasy style experience. No menu, just let them know what you like. Get experimental for a truly unique cocktail.
  • Once you're in, the noise and chaos of the bar below go away and you suddenly *feel like* you're in the 1920s. The ambiance of this place is incredible, making it a favorite speakeasy of mine.
  • No menu. You tell the bartender your tastes and they make a drink for you. Pretty cool.
  • This is a pretty cool speakeasy style bar. Make reservations and let them decide what you should drink.
  • Head towards the bank vault door, pick up the old-fashioned wall phone and ask for a seat. If lucky, head upstairs to this sexy speakeasy, where the bartender will craft you a custom cocktail.
  • Ask for a bourbon based drink, get the best old fashioned in history.
  • This is such a classy joint. Plus the phone is awesome.