The Gravity Bar
Stewart Street & First Avenue
This Manhattan-style singles bar is known for its stylish decor and somewhat expensive cocktails, and is a popular nightspot for locals and visitors alike. Try one of the bar’s broad selection of specialty martinis.
- A transparent effort to recreate the New York martini bar in Seattle, this place is still popular with suits and straight-citizens looking to blow off some steam (and maybe find a new “friend” for the night). That makes it a suitable hunting ground for anyone looking to prey upon the aforementioned shaikujin.
- There’s an entrance to the Ork Underground in the building’s basement. It was put in by a now closed illegal chop-shop next door, and it’s now covered with a locked hatch, but Gary McCain, who manages the Gravity Bar, has a key, and so too might a few others. Plus who here hasn’t had to bypass a lock or two to get where you need to go?