Bookstore Bar & Cafe

It was a dark and stormy night...How does your story begin? The Bookstore Bar & Café is your cozy safe harbor from the world's travails.

Classic cocktails, high end whisk(e)y, craft brew and progressive food.

Thirsty Thursday.

Hello, weekend. Let's stir things up.

Paying homage to our name ☺️

Interior vibes.

In case you need a cheeseburger fix, ours is pretty great. Happy hour starts at 3p and you can chow on this for only $11!

The Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Now, May 2017

Thank you Megan Hill for mentioning us on Eater Seattle for top places to brunch this weekend!

Author's Corner - Afternoon Delight

Events to check out.

Afternoon Delight. This is our brunch tasting menu that we do every Saturday and Sunday with seatings at 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, and 12:45. We recently changed the format and have an all-new menu as well. Our approach to this is very much like a dinner tasting menu that celebrates all things brunch from around the world. It’s been featured in the NY Times, Bon Appetit, Eater, and lots of other press publications. Click to check out ticket information

Local. It’s a nine course tasting menu telling the story of Washington. You start at the coast and work your way throughout the state. The menu changes every week with and we serve this on Friday nights, for now.

Chef Incubator Series. This gives up-and-coming chefs a place to show off and show what they are working on and gives them an opportunity to have a place to tinker their own concept. We do these on the last Sunday of every month. I’m going to be adding more dates for these soon as I have received really good feedback, might go midweek as well. Additionally, if you know anyone that would want to have their own night then send them my way to talk more! I’m always looking to help chefs/cooks/whomever have a voice.

Upcoming dinners –
Charlotte Glaves – Forager Dinner. 6/25
Brandon Silva and James Akase – Hawaii. 7/30 (not for sale yet)
Arlin Anthony – Street food Truck Concept 8/27 (not for sale yet)

Rosé Dinner. This is a 9 course dinner paired with wine that is included in the price. It happens on 6/23. Here is the menu for that (wine pairings haven’t been decided yet). Only 12 tickets available for this.
1st NW Caviar
2nd Clam & Mussel – rhubarb chimichurri, sprouted potato
3rd Grilled cherry – almond, foie
4th Morel – barley, sorrel
5th Tingly Duck – apple, szechuan pepper
6th Salmon – corn, potato, nasturtium
7th Rose Popsicle
8th Rose macaron
Rose truffle
Rose chocolate
9th Hottest Hot Chocolate Our Afternoon Delight menu is a multi-course tasting menu that ranges from 14-18 courses depending on the season. This is a showcase of brunch items focusing on Northwest ingredients with preparations from all around the world.

Special Events

We have revamped our Special Events section on our website. This is a great way for you to stay updated in all things Bookstore! We added a 9 course dinner tasting menu called Local, have an upcoming chef incubator series, and we also do high tea on the weekends! Check it out and book soon, we're ready for you! Looking for a unique dinner at a Pioneer Square Restaurant, or maybe breakfast Seattle-style? Look to Bookstore Bar. See our menus now.

Eric Rivera Has Big Plans for the Former Painted Table Space

Thank you to @eaterseattle and Megan Hill for your post about us! Can he breathe new life into the empty dining room?

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1007 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 12am
Tuesday 7am - 12am
Wednesday 7am - 12am
Thursday 7am - 12am
Friday 7am - 12am
Saturday 8am - 12am
Sunday 8am - 12am
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