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4.5 (1,409) $$$$ $$$$ American, Cocktails


Summary: Vintage charm, expert drinks, cozy vibe.

With an ambiance reminiscent of a bygone era, canon boasts an impressive collection of over 4,000 spirits, becoming a beacon for connoisseurs of fine whiskies and expertly crafted bitters. The bar's vintage decor, complete with antique furniture and a bitters-stained bar, complements the simple yet sophisticated three-ingredient drinks that have made it a favorite in the industry. Sip on meticulously balanced cocktails, indulge in petite pork buns, or savor a Last Word Float with chartreuse liqueur ice cream on their secret patio. As the seasons change, so does canon's menu, always guided by the vast spirit selection. Whether you're in the mood for a winter warmer dish like pan-roasted trout or a summer salad with local greens, canon delivers with style. The updated Reuben sandwich with house-made pastrami and horseradish crème fraîche is a must-try. Meanwhile, the bar is trailblazing with carbonated classic cocktails, offering a modern twist on favorites like the Corpse Reviver and Hemingway Daiquiri. This snug bar, adorned with bottles and boasting global bites, exudes a retro charm that makes it more than just a dining experience—it's a journey through the history and art of bartending.


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Ranked # 15 in the World 2015
Ranked # 6 in the World 2014
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James Beard
Outstanding Bar Program - Semifinalist 2018
Outstanding Bar Program - Semifinalist 2017
Outstanding Bar Program - Semifinalist 2016
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928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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