Food & Drink

Take Aim at Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium

Vintage-Style Boozing

canon: whiskey and bitters emporium!

You and your well-heeled infantry lie in wait, ready to storm the Hill and ambush 12th Avenue in anticipation of your first cocktail experience at Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium.

Breathe easy, young rebel. The new bar, located in the former Licorous space, is opening its doors today to appease thirsty legionnaires and rowdy platoons alike.

Run by cocktail maestro Jamie Boudreau, who previously mixed at Vessel and Vancouver’s Lumiere, Canon is dripping with old-timey charm. Check out the wall of booze, vintage cash register, hand-tallied checks, model gramophone, and display of pre-Prohibition-era bottles above the hallway. 

Classic cocktails (think whiskey, cognac, and sweet vermouth) make up the 100-drink hardbound menu, along with beer, wine, and rotating seasonal bites (salmon crostini, pork belly buns, flank steak succotash) from NYC transplant chef Melinda Bradley.

It’s a victory in the highest regard.

Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium, 928 12th Avenue (206-552-9755 or canonseattle.com). 

Photo: Courtesy of Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium 

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928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122