Canlis Bar : A Bar Exam You'll Love To Take
Most people consider Canlis a special occasion restaurant and not a place you would just drop into on any given night of the week. I beg to differ. Click to image to begin slideshow...
Not for the fact that it is indeed a perfect spot for any special occasion, but that it can be a drop-in visit any night of the week for a fabulous experience in the bar. I recently met with friends in the Canlis bar for cocktails and appetizers - live piano, perfect lighting, spectacular views, and the diverse wine, beer, and special liquor offerings delivered first-class drinks, service, and experience all around.
Owner Mark Canlis stopped by to say hello and offered us a private tour including the back staircase, which showcases the colorful history of this iconic restaurant. Peter Canlis, Mark’s grandfather and Canlis creator is a restaurant legend. Greg Atkinson (former Canlis chef and owner of the soon to opened Restaurant Marche’ on Bainbridge Island), was part of our group and offered insights into how Canlis has grown and changed throughout the years.
Personal touches like offering to divide the check for our party of seven, warming the inside of our coats by the fire before helping you on with it, and the magic arrival of your vehicle just as you are ready to leave are what make Canlis the place to go any night of the week; bar none.
Canlis is located at 2576 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98109. No reservations are needed for the bar so you can drop in anytime. For dinner reservations or private dining call (206) 283-3313. www.canlis.com