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We’d be remiss not to include this carnival cum Tim Burton fever dream bar. Taxidermied animals, circus stripes and all; this whimsical spot is the first place on our list to take our sweet tooth out of town buddies-- the Unicorn is truly a sight to behold. (Image: Chona Kasinger / Seattle Refined)
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Seattle's 7 best themed bars



Whether you're an audiophile or Francophile, Seattle plays home to a number of bars that fit the ticket perfectly regardless of what strikes your fancy. From a bar that feels like you've entered a seaward vessel to a bar that lets you relive 4th grade (in the best and most legal way possible), here are Seattle's seven best themed bars.

Octopus Bar
You might remember them as home to the Shipwrecked Molly, one of the quirkiest cocktails we rounded up the other week. It doesn't get more nautical than Octopus Bar. From the buoys and ropes that adorn the walls to cocktails inspired by the ocean blue, "shiver me timber" will be in your lexicon before you know it. Sea worthy sangria? Sign us up!

Gainsbourg
Named after Serge Gainsbourg himself, this French-y Greenwood bistro has all the makings of a great date night. Lynch fans will be delighted by the Twin Peaks inspired Black Lodge back area, complete with red velvet curtains and zig zag floor. To top it off, Gainsbourg has a burger that will most certainly sweep you off your feet. Wow Bob wow!

Smarty Pants
Motorcycles on display? Check. TVs playing Moto GP Races? Check. A sandwich called the Pit Boss? Check. This Georgetown biker bar is the perfect spot to don that trusty old leather jacket of yours and sip on a whiskey or two. Go on, we won't tell anyone you don't actually own a Harley-- with six beers on tap and a fully stocked bar, you can live out your ride or die lifestyle for real.

Speckled and Drake
This charming two floor aviary themed watering hole is as laid back as it gets on Capitol Hill. Highlights here include complimentary Cheetos puffs, pickle backs and Pimm's cups. Swing by on a Wednesday for karaoke night to bust out your best Nelly Furtado rendition.

Unicorn
We'd be remiss not to include this carnival cum Tim Burton fever dream bar. Taxidermied animals, circus stripes and all; this whimsical spot is the first place on our list to take our sweet tooth out of town buddies-- the Unicorn is truly a sight to behold. They also made our Quirkiest Cocktails list for the "Americorn" drink.

Teacher's Lounge
Put the notion of the water cooler and brown bag away, if you've ever wondered what's it's really like in the teacher's hallowed sanctuary, look no further than this nostalgic Greenwood bar. Hop in for a scotch, sharpen that #2 and try out the Essay No. 1, which has tequila, cocchi americano, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters and absinthe. If this isn't extracurricular, we don't know what is.

Revolver Bar
Audiophiles unite! At long last, Revolver Bar has brought us Seattle's very first vinyl bar. Thumb through Revolver's collection of over 2,500 records that decorously line the walls. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and if it's your lucky day, the bartender might just give it a spin.

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