Looking for a great little spot to meet up with friends or discover with a new date? Go on a Culture Trip. The website featured their pick for the Best Bars in Edmonds, featuring some of our faves, too.
Starting their list (which can be found here), is Church Key Pub. This aptly named little joint is as cozy as Edmonds gets. Get comfortable by the fire place, throw some darts, or watch the game. With 12 beers on tap, craft cocktails, and great pub fare will keep you happy.
Daphnes is next on their list. Decorated with a 1920s vintage theme, this little place only has room for a handful of people at a time. But slide in shoulder to shoulder and belly up to the bar. They make celebrated craft cocktails here. You’ll be glad you found a seat.
If it’s beer you like, Culture Trip’s next four choices couldn’t be more different from each other. Gallaghers’ Where-U-Brew makes brewing your own fun. Visitors will find new and interesting beers to brew and try in the tasting Room, where there are always six fresh brews on tap. Brigid’s Bottleshop on the waterfront has 18 taps with 16 beers and cider. Another Castle: Arcade Edition is an unexpected bonus in the Firdale area. Guests buy, sell and trade video games, while you enjoy the retro arcade and bar with 30 bottles and cans of beer to choose from. Into the game? You can’t find a better spot for the sports fanatic than MVP’s. Televisions and an XBOX 360 are at every table. All the meals come with bottomless fries so nobody ever leaves hungry. Dart boards, beer pong tournaments, juke box, trivia and karaoke nights liven things up even more.
Next up is Rory’s of Edmonds Bar and Grill, a casual joint overlooking the ferry terminal and locally famous for its baby back ribs an half pound burgers, as well as 25 draft beers ad a full service bar. The Loft Cafe and Courtyard has a heated and covered courtyard, serving Northwest fare with wine, beer and cocktails. Stop in for the happy hour menu. And enjoy the namesake loft - a perfect hidden area for a romantic and quiet date.
Harvey’s Lounge has been around a long time (since 1910!) and is still serving up cheap drinks in a fun atmosphere. Expect pool tables, shuffleboard, a pinball game, a jukebox, and of course lots and lots of pull-tabs. A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill also has TV’s to catch the sports game, but its college and sports decor melds with the Hawaiian theme. Teriyaki wings, street tacos, pepper burgers with bacon, and the garlic, butter, and wine steamed clams are all on tap alongside a selection of beer and cocktails
View the Culture Trip’s full description of these bars here, or check out the many other options in Edmonds by searching our website. Have some favorites of your own? We'd love to hear from you.
PS - Maybe they weren't open when Culture Trip wrote this, but if you like gin then you won't want to miss Scratch Distillery on the waterfront. 190 Sunset also opened next to them and both would make anybody's list for top places to get a drink in Edmonds.