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Charter Seattle's rooftop bar, The Fog Room. (Image: Charter Seattle)

Watch out downtown Seattle, there's a new rooftop bar in town

Hotels in Seattle aren't just for an overnight stay anymore. Err - well, you can totally still do that too, of course - but we've noticed recently that one of the cooler parts of all the new hotels popping up around town are their accompanying rooftop bars.

The Nest at Thompson Seattle, Frolick! at Motif Seattle - and now, right down in that same area, is The Fog Room at Charter Seattle.

The hotel, a part of the Hilton Curio Collection, literally just opened early November on 2nd and Stewart in downtown Seattle. Complete with 16 stories, 229 guest rooms and 13 suites, Charter also has an in-house Argentinian restaurant Patagon off their lobby, and The Fog Room bar on their top floor.

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The Fog Room, open to the public as well, can either have fantastic or mediocre views depending on the construction going on in Seattle that day (what can you do - it's Seattle), but the vibe of the bar is what's really worth writing home about. Named after Seattle's iconic grey-filled skies, everything from the names of drinks to the art on the wall belies that atmosphere.

And don't get me started on the menu. Beautifully hand-crafted cocktails are a dime a dozen in the Emerald City (aren't we lucky), but what really tickles us is when there is a story behind them. Fog Room has that in spades: their classic cocktails were all invented from influential hotel bars throughout history. Think a Sidecar from Bar Hemingway in Paris' Ritz Hotel, or a Rob Roy from NYC's Waldorf Astoria.

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Sipping a classic cocktail with a refined history, while looking out at the film noir landscape of Seattle during the fall/winter seasons? Sign us up.

The Fog Room is located on the 16th floor of Charter Seattle at 1610 2nd Ave., and open daily from 3 - 12 p.m.