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Zig Zag Cafe



1501 Western Avenue Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98101

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(206) 625-1146

  • Sun - Sat 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cuisine: Bars, Cafes, Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 165a on I-5.


4.7 of 5.0 from 137 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
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  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
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  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
  • Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, WA
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    33333 by Owen C


  • Devin MooreIncredible list.. get a barrel proof old fashioned, followed by a rye sour

    55555 by Devin Moore


  • Chris V.Ok I'll say it: Super pedestrian cocktails. Lots of unwarranted hype. At least you'll get drunk?

    33333 by Chris V.


  • Jetz G.Cocktails are good

    55555 by Jetz G.


  • Amy R.Hard to find but well balanced cocktails.

    55555 by Amy R.


  • Erik BrokStylish place with soft jazz, dimmed lighting, and good cocktails

    55555 by Erik Brok


  • Molly LynnGreat cocktails!

    55555 by Molly Lynn


  • Carmen GeorgescuTry Unicum if you're brave, Zwack if not so much :) seriously, this place has a great selection of bitters and aperitifs

    55555 by Carmen Georgescu


  • Carmen GeorgescuThe lamb meatballs with spicy tomato sauce are quite good. I let the bartender concoct s drink for me and I wasn't disappointed

    55555 by Carmen Georgescu


  • MasonArmistice for cocktail. Boar for entree. Banana butterscotch pudding to finish.

    55555 by Mason


  • Logan CDefinitely some of the better cocktails in Seattle.

    55555 by Logan C


  • Curt JArmistice rocks!

    55555 by Curt J


  • Lori E.You must get the Saganaki- simply delicious. Great cocktails!

    55555 by Lori E.


  • Nicolas G.The bartender is amazing! Still the best place to drink a Mojito in Seattle. Take a look to the menu, oysters and lamb are just fantastic...

    55555 by Nicolas G.


  • Chris SLegit bartenders who know a cocktail.

    55555 by Chris S


  • ElizabethProbably Seattle's best kept secret outside of the locals inner circle. Hidden down a flight of stairs and open late, this speakeasy like bar has an impressive whisky/bourbon/scotch list

    55555 by Elizabeth


  • Zach NegreyCocktails here and happy hour are great.

    55555 by Zach Negrey


  • Renee T.Sarah always takes excellent care of us😍she has an excellent grasp of the drink & food menu & has an excellent attitude.

    55555 by Renee T.


  • Kaitlin KCome for happy hour (M-F, 5-7) for $4 off house drinks, which are delicious! For a light summery drink I recommend the "Say No More" and "Burnum Was Right". If it's nice, sit outside!

    55555 by Kaitlin K


  • Kaitlin DThe banana butterscotch pudding dessert was fabulous

    55555 by Kaitlin D


  • Troy FlintLovely staff, well crafted cocktails with no attitude and plenty of care on cozy confines. A true winner.

    55555 by Troy Flint


  • Rad THuge menu of classic cocktails

    55555 by Rad T


  • Carl F.HIDDEN GEM. So good. Staff are cocktail pharmacists that offer thoughtful consultation followed by sublime execution. Do not miss this place if serious about the cocktail craft.

    55555 by Carl F.


  • Mike ScottVery popular but worth the wait

    55555 by Mike Scott


  • Genki U.Great bar and new menu is much fresher and tasty. And trust your bartender.

    55555 by Genki U.


  • Oremo OchilloYou don't have to always order off the cocktail menu. The bartenders are great at being creative.

    55555 by Oremo Ochillo


  • Jacob JExcellent service -- even when it's busy. Ask for any whiskey cocktail and they will wow you. Perfect place for a drink with a date before or after a movie or performance close by.

    55555 by Jacob J


  • Eddie M.Just go! Lamb and Brussels are a must combo. Octopi is so happening too

    55555 by Eddie M.


  • Kristine GelsanoOverall my experience was awesome and I'd definitely come back and try out their larger plates. The bartenders also are the best! They create drinks that will blow your mind.

    55555 by Kristine Gelsano


  • Mark WongReally relaxed atmosphere with great service and even better drinks. My favourite drink there was an old fashion.

    55555 by Mark Wong


  • BryanThe best bar in Seattle (canon is great but it's small and hard to get a table).

    55555 by Bryan


  • Holly C.Great happy hour!

    55555 by Holly C.


  • MJAmazing cocktails, food, and service.

    55555 by MJ


  • Brett E.Ben single-handedly converted me from beer guy to cocktails tonight...simply a magician behind the bar...I"m sure Murray was great but Ben IS great, now.

    55555 by Brett E.


  • Amie H.Cocktails are tasty and normally the service is good. However there was a fly on the drink, and our server didn't seem to particularly care. Maybe check your drink before ingesting ;)

    33333 by Amie H.


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Zig Zag as seen on Drinking Made Easy

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Gabe CBest cocktails in Seattle.

    55555 by Gabe C


  • Sarah JohnstonFabulous and unique drinks!

    55555 by Sarah Johnston


  • James M.A classic in Seattle. Open late with amazing drinks. Classy.

    55555 by James M.


  • Michael PascoThe drink selection is fantastic. Order yourself a Grand Budapest.

    55555 by Michael Pasco


  • Michael PascoThe selection is great here. Order yourself a Grand Budapest.

    55555 by Michael Pasco


  • Levi S.Try the beef cheeks it was great!

    55555 by Levi S.


  • Columba M.the best/service/selection/cocktails/staff

    11111 by Columba M.


  • Lilly MThe trout was delicious!

    55555 by Lilly M


  • TimA hidden gem. Great ambience.

    55555 by Tim


  • Mr. LThe Sayonara was perfectly balanced. Pepper tequila, Apple Brandy, Apricot, Lime juice

    55555 by Mr. L


  • Nicolas G.Murray Stenson is not the bartender anymore but... Ricardo Hoffman is THE man and his cocktails are just amazing!!! He keep the receipe of Murray's Mojito and it's always a great pleasure...

    55555 by Nicolas G.


  • David H.Get the camel burger, it's delicious.

    55555 by David H.


  • Eric V.Sit at the bar and have Erik make you his favorite drink - you'll have an unreal New Deal. Make it before 7pm and it'll only cost you $6.

    55555 by Eric V.


  • LuizSolid Caipirinha.

    55555 by Luiz


  • Scott R.I wasn't prepared for how good the food was here.

    33333 by Scott R.


  • Scott C.Mezcal drinkers must try the Naked and Famous. Smoky and smooth.

    55555 by Scott C.


  • Jocelyn R.Perfect atmosphere and Delish food!

    55555 by Jocelyn R.


  • Kristin M.Best drinks - anything you can dream of, the bartenders can make. Tasty happy hour food.

    55555 by Kristin M.


  • Kristie B.Tell the bartender what type of flavors you like & have them make you something unique!

    55555 by Kristie B.


  • Kevin B.Go during happy hour! Awesome deals on cocktails and appetizers.

    55555 by Kevin B.


  • ImpulseWine.comGreat spot for late night chow, they serve later than most. Of course the cocktails are good too.

    55555 by ImpulseWine.com


  • ImpulseWine.comThe flat breads are great and so is the hummus

    55555 by ImpulseWine.com


  • ImpulseWine.comEveryone knows the cocktails are fantastic here, but don't over look the food.

    55555 by ImpulseWine.com


  • Justin T.Try the camel burger, very delicious! Bartenders are extremely knowledgable and will make drinks to match your taste profile. One of the best bars to visit in Seattle!

    55555 by Justin T.


  • Grant S.Get anything. Drink it. Repeat.

    55555 by Grant S.


  • Nour H.Great cocktails, music and food! Try the mafalda pasta and honey bear cocktail!

    55555 by Nour H.


  • Patrick H.Bartender Ben was so money with his drinks and mind reading ability in telling a lady my buddy was interested in that he would get her drink, without any communication prior.

    22222 by Patrick H.


  • Tiffany B.Bartender is a stallion!

    55555 by Tiffany B.


  • Kelsey S.Get the Bishop Should Go cocktail with Smith & Cross rum. Delicious!

    55555 by Kelsey S.


  • Kymber S.Here's a tip...just be here.

    33333 by Kymber S.


  • JRYou have to try the feta cheesecake!!!!!

    55555 by JR


  • Ronald B.No Ramos gin fizz like it...

    55555 by Ronald B.


  • Josh H.Hidden behind Pike Place, Zig Zag is a cocktail bar that offers up meticulously crafted drinks and a sophisticated ambiance. It's also the former home of Murray Stenson, America’s Best Bartender.

    55555 by Josh H.


  • DerekSit in the small patio while you can.

    55555 by Derek


  • Brent M.Very good whisky list. Ask for the Captain's List for the great stuff!

    55555 by Brent M.


  • Joseph R.Sit outside and try the Hot Charlotte: gin, tobasco, mint, st germaine

    55555 by Joseph R.


  • Evonne B.Fun place, great drinks - try and get a table outside.

    55555 by Evonne B.


  • Kayla K.Get the Hammer & Sickle!

    33333 by Kayla K.


  • Devin B.Classic drinks made rught. Eric really knowa how to take car of you--

    55555 by Devin B.


  • Seattle Happy HourZig Zag Cafe happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m w/ Imperial IPA for $2.75 & sautĂ©ed calamari ($7) http://ow.ly/b8nYv

    55555 by Seattle Happy Hour


  • Seattle Happy HoursZig Zag Cafe happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m w/ Imperial IPA for $2.75 & sautĂ©ed calamari ($7) http://ow.ly/b8nYv

    55555 by Seattle Happy Hours


  • Richard G.Try the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    55555 by Richard G.


  • Senthil C.Katie is awesome!

    55555 by Senthil C.


  • Niyantha S.Get the birthday cake shot

    33333 by Niyantha S.


  • David F.DME: luxuria & This is not my dog

    33333 by David F.


  • Daniel S.Jeremy says to drink here.

    33333 by Daniel S.


  • Valentina V.Are you dry? No worries! They make amazing mocktails!

    55555 by Valentina V.


  • Caitlin L.For those of you sweet lovers give the "Firebird" cocktail a whirl. Vodka, Grapefruit, and a few other very delicious ingredients making this one of the best drinks I've had.

    55555 by Caitlin L.


  • Mark A.Try their sazerac.

    55555 by Mark A.


  • Men's Health MagYou’ll never order a whiskey this joint doesn’t have. Or a bourbon. Or a liquor. Try The Last Word cocktail: gin, maraschino liquor, green chartruse, and lime juice.

    33333 by Men's Health Mag


  • Seattle MetTo out-of-town guests we present the Zig Zag the way we do the Market, Mount Rainier, and gloomy-gray-gorgeous Puget Sound itself—secure in the knowledge that there is nothing else like it on earth.

    55555 by Seattle Met


  • Justin G.If you just want to drink, come on Thursday through Saturday. If you want to ENJOY your drink and get to know Ben and Erik, come on Sunday or Tuesday

    55555 by Justin G.


  • ATRFor strong drink lovers: Satan's Soulpatch. I traveled 3000 miles and worth the trip.

    55555 by ATR


  • Joel M.Murray is gone. =[

    33333 by Joel M.


  • Sheila JSearching, searching...

    55555 by Sheila J


  • John N.Murray is no longer here, but Eric, Ben, Ben, Casey, and Ricardo all make great drinks, so it's still an awesome place for a cocktail.

    55555 by John N.


  • Valentina V.Home of famours cocktails like the "Last Word" and the "Hot Charlotte", this place is one of the best cocktail bars in town. Amazing tequila-based drinks, too!

    55555 by Valentina V.


  • Iain N.Best cocktails in Seattle. Ask if Eric is behind the bar.

    55555 by Iain N.


  • Dia A.Murry... Is The Sh„5... & Ben... 2... NYC... Meet Philly...

    55555 by Dia A.


  • Victoria P.Ask Erik to surprise you

    55555 by Victoria P.


  • Mike NCan't go wrong with a Manhattan, or a classic gin Martini, here.

    55555 by Mike N


  • Ryan B.The McCoy makes me happy.

    55555 by Ryan B.


  • Justin G.Dont' worry about the menu, order a drink by what you like. Spirit, taste (sweet/sour/tart/spicy/dry), and flavor (citrus, earthy). Erik and Ben will take care of you

    55555 by Justin G.


  • Ryan B.I absolutely love the McCoy.

    55555 by Ryan B.


  • Food & WineThis bartender-owned cafĂ© and bar near Pike Place Market serves forgotten drinks from old cocktail guides, like the Tipperary (Irish whiskey, vermouth and green Chartreuse).

    33333 by Food & Wine


  • Todd B.If you like tequila and Campari try a Jaguar. Thank you Murray!

    55555 by Todd B.


  • EsquireCongratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Say the words, "Murray, I'll have the Deshler cocktail, please." Then, a little later, say them again.

    33333 by Esquire


  • elizabeth f.Great place for a cocktail... nice ambiance, great bartenders, delicious drinks!

    55555 by elizabeth f.


  • Brady F.I don't like gin drinks, but the Alaska is pretty damn good.

    33333 by Brady F.


  • Erin M.Best hard cider I ever tried. The cocktails here are ranked top 3 in the country - rightly so. Also, LOVED the sorbet, mmm.

    55555 by Erin M.


  • Helen K.hot bitches left n right! men and women, holy hotness B!

    55555 by Helen K.


  • Paige M.Definitely try to sit at the bar!

    55555 by Paige M.


  • Steve C.Try the Hot Charlotte. Lemonade, gin, cucumber, Tabasco!!!

    55555 by Steve C.


  • Jeff C.Most uncomfortable bar stools in town. Rest = primo.

    33333 by Jeff C.


  • Johnniesworld AMurray will hook you up! Just trust in his 'mad skilz'!

    55555 by Johnniesworld A


  • Joe NThe "Kick in the Face" has recently been renamed a "Punch in the Nuts". Deelish.

    55555 by Joe N


  • Troy S.Murray rules!

    33333 by Troy S.


  • The Seattle TimesMurray Stenson, a bartender here, was named "Best Bartender in America" by his peers at the Tales of the Cocktail festival, one of the highest honors in the industry!

    55555 by The Seattle Times


  • Crystal AWorth the walk! They know how to make REAL cocktails here!

    55555 by Crystal A


  • Graham GIntroduce yourself to Murray Stenson, the mixologist extraordinaire. Ask him what's good to order, and have an amazing custom made cocktail.

    55555 by Graham G


  • Neha C.Best Cocktails!!

    55555 by Neha C.


  • The Seattle TimesZig Zag's legendary bartender Murray Stenson suggests drinking hot Japanese green tea and a lot of water to cure a hangover.

    55555 by The Seattle Times


  • Stas G.I recommend the Champs Elysees. Best coctail in the house. In general Zig Zag has a great ambiance and is a great place for a date or to just hang out with friends after a long day of work.

    55555 by Stas G.


  • Nicholas D.Holy god, kick in the face is buzzarrio and amazing

    55555 by Nicholas D.


  • Jack TStop by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and ask Autumn for a Kick In the Face. It is a spectacular drink.

    55555 by Jack T


  • Becky Jgreat place for cocktails!

    55555 by Becky J


  • Kari T.Ask for the hot pocket martini. Gin, chartreuse, pimento, cointreau, poptarts, and nasty meat.

    22222 by Kari T.


  • Jon S.Greatest Bartender on earth...ask him to make you something special.

    55555 by Jon S.


  • David S.Go to the Zig Zag by yourself. Sit at the bar, amidst the flock of visiting bartenders attending Murray, and participate in the conversation. Have Murray make you a custom drink. Old skool!

    55555 by David S.


  • Beth R.Sit at the bar and enjoy an amazing show. The bartenders are amazing!

    55555 by Beth R.


  • Matthew NErik's Colleen Baum is a must!

    55555 by Matthew N


  • Kate P.Hot Charlotte!

    55555 by Kate P.


  • Christopher MIf you want a real cocktail in an unpretentious setting, go to Zig Zag. Order something from the menu with rye, bourbon, gin, or even tequila.

    55555 by Christopher M


  • Marcel M.The Bisongrass Sour is delicate and delicious.

    55555 by Marcel M.


  • Leah TGet their special black strap rum drink. Tastes like Christmas in a cup!

    33333 by Leah T


  • Jesse TAsk Murray to make you a great bourbon drink. You won't be dissapointed

    55555 by Jesse T


  • Stefan S.make sure to ask for the Bakon vodka!

    33333 by Stefan S.


  • matt p.see the mixologist. try any of the drinks, but i recommend satan's soulpatch

    55555 by matt p.


  • Janie C.drink the Diablo, it's good.

    55555 by Janie C.


  • Bre P.Ask Murray to make you a drink and then bask in the glory of a truly wonderful cocktail. This man is the best cocktail maker in the world.

    55555 by Bre P.


  • Michael E.Goto ZigZag and ask Murry to make you a drink.

    55555 by Michael E.


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