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 comfort food.

These biscuits will soon make their way on the brunch menu.

The most memorable meals of 2016

Thank you Jackie Varriano for naming us a top food experience for 2016!!!! So happy that you enjoyed what we are doing here! Part of my job as the Zagat editor for Seattle is tracking restaurant openings, which also involves attending media events and eating at many of those new restaurants. As a relative newcomer to the city, this at first this seemed … Continue reading →

A Washington Native Leads the Bookstore's Kitchen - Life is Suite Keep gusty winds at bay with a warming dish of cod and lentils from The Bookstore Bar & Café's new chef, Eric Rivera.

It's Whisky Wednesday! 20% off all of our nearly 200 whiskies after 5pm! Come on down to The Bookstore Bar & Cafe, after all, Baby it's cold outside.

Meet 16 Unsung Culinary Heroes Behind Your Favorite Restaurants

Proud parent alert! Our line cook and culinary monster, Jody Morris was named one of Zagat's 2016 'Unsung Culinary Heroes.' We couldn't do it without you, Jody - thanks for working hard every single day! What would a top-rated pasta restaurant be without perfectly-rolled cavatelli? Or an award-winning Mexican joint without hundreds of freshly made tortillas? When it comes to culinary success, executive chefs and general managers usually get all the attention (and awards). But today we're ...

Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner at Bookstore Bar & Cafe. Bye your tickets at

Holiday Dining 2016: Christmas Eve (and Christmas) Dinner in Seattle

Thank you Seattle Met Magazine and Allecia Vermillion for the write up! Tickets for our Christmas Eve dinner are now on sale! Tis the season to make a reservation.

Please help us help others in need during this season. We will trade you some of our smoked cranberry sauce for 6 cans of non-perishable food that we will donate to @northwestharvest at the end of the month. Come see us and pick up some cran!

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Library Bistro and Bookstore Bar - How To Make Mayonnaise
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National S'mores Day!


General Manager

Chris Lobkovich

Culinary Team

Executive Chef Chris Lobkovich
Sous Chef Ryan Doran




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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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