If you’ve been in the Capitol Hill/First Hill – Pike/Pine neighborhood for food and drinks, you should be very familiar with the neighborhood’s most heralded restaurants and bars. Skillet Diner, Restaurant Zoe, Cafe Presse, etc., etc. As this area is turning into a favorite among locals and visitors, you will find new bars springing to life in what seems like just a matter of weeks. Bar Sue popped up in the Madison/Union/14th cross section just a few months back. Having walked by multiple times before, we spontaneously stopped by for a drink last week. Not surprisingly, this southern inspired, whisky bar and restaurant is not for the light(-liquor)hearted. As a true vodka disciple, it was hard to feel intrigued by the rich concoctions on their drink menu. However, like most Seattle bars, the stocked selection of spirits and smell of delicacies cooking in the kitchen kept us around for a few rounds.
The place is pretty mellow, and staffed with the friendliest of Seattle folk. Sue doesn’t appear to have established a core crowd yet, but the BBQ smells divine, and I’ve decided that it’s definitely worth a second visit for dinner.
A shot of Old Crow followed by a shot of Juicebox ginger juice. Cheers?