We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tavern Law

1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
+1 206-322-9734
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
American, Bar, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I weren’t planning on going to Tavern Law (we were hoping to get a spot at Needle & Thread, but, alas...), but ended up really loving our night there. The ambiance is great - it’s all books and dark wood and intense...More

Thank ellenoftroy728
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Went there late on a Friday night. It was pretty pack because It’s quite small, But that’s pretty much in all of Capitol Hill. Waiters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Attentive and friendly Cocktails: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I probably ordered the wrong one but I wasn’t impress. It was called Lusty...More

Thank rosaliec767
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely vintage bar with a relaxed atmosphere. The place is decorated with wooden panels and old books and features a lovely old-school bar area. Menu has a wonderful selection of drinks (not your most common cocktail combinations) and nice small plates. Staff was very...More

Thank Darina R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We found this place after a recommendation and were glad we did. The drinks were really interesting and the glassware is really cool to see. The bartenders had a terrific personality...definitely worth the trip!

Thank chgoguy1971
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Sunday - Happy Hours all day long = cheap drinks and food. This is a good cocktail bar in the Capitol Hill district. Lots of excellent restaurants around for lunch or dinner.

Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Across from the Ferrari showroom, this place has a short but delicious menu. There's something for everyone here. Drinks are great too. One thing I loved, they control the seated crowd inside so never feels like you are seating in the middle of a busy...More

Thank TheCuri0usOne
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Get there early to get a seat, this place is not very big. Service was sooooo slow, took forever to get our drinks & fries! The bartender that night made me a FANTASTIC Old Fashion, love those when they are made right. The two Gin...More

Thank psdietc0ke
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had pre dinner drinks at Tavern Law on the Friday night. In hindsight we could have eaten there too but made a booking at a nearby Italian restaurant. The staff at Tavern Law were super friendly and obliging. The cocktail menu was excellent. Our...More

2  Thank John v
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is no longer cutting edge snd is a tad behind for the westcoast highend cocktail scene. It was also a bit shabby this vidit with dirty floors, stained menus, and moscow mule as the daily drink? The drink menu had only a few...More

Thank jtssea
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've been going out in Seattle for years now and this remains the best craft cocktail bar in town. I just went back recently and they've added some new cocktails and brought up the salmon crostini's from the former Spur restaurant in Belltown. The way...More

Thank Mark O
Nearby HotelsSee all 107 hotels in Seattle
Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Broadway
1,206 reviews
.34 km away
Baroness Hotel
110 reviews
.83 km away
Inn at Virginia Mason
256 reviews
.84 km away
Hotel Sorrento
1,166 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Plum Vegan Bistro
231 reviews
.07 km away
Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar
180 reviews
.06 km away
Cafe Presse
162 reviews
.11 km away
Mighty O Donuts
80 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Paris Eastside
147 reviews
.35 km away
Puzzle Break
270 reviews
.23 km away
Elliott Bay Book Company
93 reviews
.29 km away
Mimosas Cabaret
31 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tavern Law staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-322-9734
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing