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A Tour of Downtown Bellevue’s Bar Scene

August 12, 2022 - by Sandy Vo


Category Heart of Bellevue

A Tour of Downtown Bellevue’s Bar Scene

Sleek, modern, and vibrant – in recent years, Downtown Bellevue has proved to be more than just a tech hub, it has become a destination for those looking for a not-so-ordinary bar scene. From hidden speakeasy lounges to classic Irish pubs, check out our self-guided bar-hopping tour of Bellevue’s finest drinking spots.

520 Bar & Grill

520 Bar & Grill's 520 Chocolatini

Located in Old Bellevue, 520 Bar & Grill offers trendy cocktails in a casual, relaxing atmosphere. In addition to their famous burgers, their impressive line of signature drinks includes the Bellevue Drop and 520 Chocolatini. Order a glass and sit on their beautiful outdoor patio during happy hour, where you can enjoy deals on wine and $2 off draft and bottled beer.

Bar Menu

Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub

Paddy Coyne's famous Guinness

Looking for a casual neighborhood pub? Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub features an extensive whiskey collection, imported beers, and local brews. Get the full Irish experience during Tuesday trivia nights and try authentic Irish cocktails like their Paddy’s Hot Toddy’s made with powers Irish whiskey, hot water, honey, and lemon.

Drink Menu

Rouge Cocktail Lounge

Rouge Cocktail Lounge's Frida Rida

Transport yourself into an art deco lounge featuring plush banquettes, a marble-backed bar, and handcrafted cocktails –Rouge Cocktail Lounge offers creative drinks worth sipping on like Frida Rida, Normandy Rose, and more. Visit during happy hour and get $2 off beer, seltzers, and wine!

Happy Hour Menu

Civility & Unrest

Civility & Unrest's Don't Fear the Reaper.

Tucked away below the Lakehouse restaurant lies Civility & Unrest, a lively and intimate speakeasy bar. They’re known to display the finest world-renowned vintage spirits, local craft distillers, and champagne. Treat your tastebuds to a few of their citrus-forward drinks like Don’t Fear The Reaper made with vodka, prickly pear, lemon, lychee, cucumber, and spicy reaper tincture.

Cocktail Menu

Bake's Place Bar & Bistro

Bake's Place Bar & Bistro's rotating bottles

Bake's Place Bar & Bistro dishes out a well-curated wine and spirits list that includes over 225 whiskies and an ever-evolving craft cocktail program. We recommend Walking on a Dream, made with Iwai Tradition, Yuzu, Cocchi, Americano, Domain De Canton, and Plum Bitters. Stop by Fridays for $12 well martinis and Manhattans!

Bar Menu

The Pumphouse Bar & Grill

The Pumphouse Bar & Grill's Garden Party cocktail

With 10 different TVs and an extensive line-up of tap brews, The Pumphouse Bar & Grill offers a variety of great draft beers that goes well with a front-row viewing of your favorite sports match. Grab a glass at the bar and choose from their delicious pale ales, IPAs, and ciders or drink from home with their cocktail to go special!

Drink Menu

Black Bottle

Black Bottle's Under Pressure

Discover simple, tasty, and fresh cocktails at Black Bottle, a favorite hidden gem in the heart of Bellevue. Their menu provides refreshing summer drinks, including Under Pressure, made with tequila, seasonal purée, orange, fresh lime, jalapeño, or Basil Zingiber, made with fresh basil, ginger-infused gin, lime, and soda. Order a shareable item along with your favorite cocktail and Black Bottle will donate a portion of the proceeds to Food Lifeline.

Cocktail Menu

Whiskey by John Howie

Whiskey by John Howie's Rye Manhattan

Whether you’re a curious drinker or a connoisseur, Whiskey by John Howie features a global selection of rare and well-done whiskies with something for everyone. Grab a plus one and indulge in their curated flights of whiskies or stop in during whiskey hour from Tuesday through Saturday and drink discounted cocktails and wine alongside mouth-watering bar bites.

Whiskey Hour Menu

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520 Bar & Grill
10146 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Bake's Place | Bar & Bistro
155 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Black Bottle
919 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Civility & Unrest
10455 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub
700 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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The Pumphouse Bar & Grill
11802 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Rouge Cocktail Lounge
10204 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Whiskey by John Howie
11111 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

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