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Saturday, December 24, 2016

#2492 #S1231 - Russell's Bar, Seattle - 3/30/2014

I'm not particularly fond of locations on the ground floor of newish condo buildings. But if you're going to do it, this is a good way -- with a neat, rectangular presence that feels like a neighbor's juiced up garage. The eponymous Joe Russell is a friendly, engaging guy, and thankfully he agrees with me that Sunday is the best drinking day of the week. His small bar reflects his amenable personality and provides a neighborhood joint for casual conversation. But it also provides a modern menu of elegant small plates -- and homemade pies -- which almost seems like a relief in this area where most the new joints have been emphatically high brow, and not a place where you'd just hang. They make some pretty good cocktails as well -- I enjoyed Joe's Sidecar.

Russell's, Seattle, WA

4111 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 - (206) 547-1653                  
Est. March 21, 2014 - Building constructed: 2012
Previous bars in this location: None
Web site: - facebook
Reviews: seattlemet - wallyhood - yelp - eater - thrillist - thestranger

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