Zig Zag Cafe

Cocktail, Speakeasy, Lounge
$ $
1501 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-1146
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am



  • Goto ZigZag and ask Murry to make you a drink.
  • 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!
  • To out-of-town guests we present the Zig Zag the way we do the Market, Mount Rainier, and gloomy-gray-gorgeous Puget Sound itselfsecure in the knowledge that there is nothing else like it on earth.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zig Zag's legendary bartender Murray Stenson suggests drinking hot Japanese green tea and a lot of water to cure a hangover.
  • Zig Zag Cafe happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m w/ Imperial IPA for $2.75 & sauted calamari ($7) http://ow.ly/b8nYv
  • This bartender-owned caf and bar near Pike Place Market serves forgotten drinks from old cocktail guides, like the Tipperary (Irish whiskey, vermouth and green Chartreuse).
  • Best drinks - anything you can dream of, the bartenders can make. Tasty happy hour food.
  • Youll never order a whiskey this joint doesnt have. Or a bourbon. Or a liquor. Try The Last Word cocktail: gin, maraschino liquor, green chartruse, and lime juice.
  • Best cocktails in Seattle. Ask if Eric is behind the bar.
  • Introduce yourself to Murray Stenson, the mixologist extraordinaire. Ask him what's good to order, and have an amazing custom made cocktail.
  • Holy god, kick in the face is buzzarrio and amazing
  • drink the Diablo, it's good.
  • Mother of Dragons cocktail was on point
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • A hidden gem. Great ambience.
  • 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.

Nearby places

1426 1st Ave (btwn Pike & Union)
85 Pike St
85 Pike St (at Pine St)