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Saturday, January 05, 2013

#1880 #S1055 - Rocco's, Seattle - 9/2/2013

Rocco's does not serve my favorite pizza in town, but they are the prettiest. And in addition to their better than average pizza, they provide some quite good craft cocktails. Rocco's is new from Jesus Escobar, the owner of Noc Noc, squeezed into the former space of Dope Burger and Noodle Bar in the same larger structure as the Lava Lounge.  Like many of the other old spaces in this stretch, it is narrow and long. They have done a great job in remodeling the place, with darkened, exposed brick, romantic lighting, old neon beer signs, various celebrity icon portraits, and patches of succulents growing in frames on the walls. The tables were made by the owner from wood pulled from the 1911 ceiling.

One of their more interesting drinking options is a selection of shrubs -- drinking vinegars infused with fruit juices and herbs, with addition bitters and ingredients that you apportion and mix yourself. It is open late for Belltown drinking nights, and seems positioned to do very well in the area without catering too much to the sorts of Belltown crowds you'd prefer to avoid.



2228 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - (206) 448-2625
Est. August 22, 2012 - Building constructed: 1911
Previous bars in this location: Dope Burger
Web site: roccosseattle.com - facebook
Best Reviews: seattletimes - thrillist - seattlepi - thestranger - yelp - seattleweekly

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