MostBest Seattle | Dive Bars

There are 744 dive bars in Seattle. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

You don’t have to break the bank to have an awesome night out. From outdoor seating to top-notch grub to skee-ball, these spots have it all.


via Flickr user Dave Lichterman

via Flickr user Dave Lichterman

Decorated with Old West-style paintings and a buffalo head over the bar, you’ll immediately know this dive is something special. It offers an array of seating arrangements, including booths, chairs, high-tops, and a large outdoor seating area, complete with heat lamps during the wintertime. This was one of Kurt Cobain’s most frequented watering holes, and loud music plays from the jukebox, creating a lively, upbeat environment.

We Love The: Nachos, Linda’s Burger, Steak & Eggs, Rio Grande Omelet, Mimosa Pitcher, Buffalo Bloody Mary

707 E Pine St
(206) 325-1220


via Flickr user jeremiah.andrick

via Flickr user jeremiah.andrick

The Rabbit Hole provides a fun, relaxing, and unique environment in the heart of the trendy Belltown neighborhood. A great selection of brews, cocktails, and spirits await you, as well as a few cinematically themed drinks, such as the Jessica Rabbit and the Donnie Darko. Come for the popular weekly events, like Trivia Monday or the Tuesday Skeeball Championships, and they even have a Skee-Ball league you can join.

We Love The: Jessica Rabbit, Donnie Darko, Hush Hush Puppies, The Big Nachos, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, Mac & Triple Cheese

2222 2nd Ave
(206) 956-4653


via Flickr user Wil Taylor

via Flickr user Wil Taylor

The Twilight Exit is a down-to-earth dive that whips up deliciously tempting fried foods in an exciting retro atmosphere. The beautiful patio area is one of the best spots in the city during a warm day. This classic neighborhood bar has a total 70’s vibe, complete with intricate lamps, vintage video and arcade games, a jukebox, and karaoke on Sunday nights. With the added bonus of shuffleboard, ping pong, and a photo booth, it’s always a fun spot.

We Love The: Tater Tots, Super Nachos, BBQ Burger, Twilight Burger

2514 E Cherry St
(206) 324-7462
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