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List of Seattle restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination for entry

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As COVID cases increase in the region, the list of food and beverage destinations in Seattle requiring proof of vaccination for their customers is growing day by day. In early July, just after most restaurant capacity limits were lifted, only a few places instituted vaccination verification requirements as an added precaution. But as of July 30, that number had risen to around 60 – and it has now climbed to 100 in the Seattle area, with more and more being added.

In King County, 81 percent of residents 16 years of age or older have completed their vaccine series. However, the prevalence of the highly contagious delta variant has pushed COVID cases on the rise statewide in recent weeks, with hospitalizations also increasing – the vast majority of these are among unvaccinated people. In response, Gov. Jay Inslee recommended that most people wear masks when visiting indoor public places, whether or not they are fully vaccinated. But, to date, there have been no new legally binding mandates, leaving individual companies to decide for themselves which health policies to adopt.

Even before the last peak in COVID cases, restaurants such as Addo in Ballard and Archipelago in Hillman City were among the first to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Then, as the delta variant spread, several bars had to temporarily close due to COVID cases or exposures among staff. There is now a large contingent of sites in Seattle that have more stringent requirements in place, whether it’s vaccination verification or proof of a recent negative COVID test. “Myself and my employees are at the greatest risk when interacting with hundreds of guests every night,” says Michael Malone, owner of Some Random Bar in Belltown. “We understand that the vaccine is not 100 percent effective. But we collectively agree that this policy helps us stay safe.

Along the way, there appears to be a politically motivated backlash from anti-vaccines seeking to punish bars and restaurants for these measures. leaving one star reviews on Yelp and Google. But it seems that most of these reviews have already been reported and deleted, and several restaurateurs say most customers appreciated the new, stricter policies. “There have been so many kind and encouraging comments that it’s easy not to leave [the negative reviews] bothers us, ”says Kate Opatz, co-owner of La Dive, a popular natural wine bar and bottle shop on Capitol Hill.

“People feel more comfortable entering space,” adds Steven Severin of Life and Mars and Neumos. “We’ve had so many people saying positive things, and these people live here and support us. These are the people we focus on.

Troll hassles aside, the process will still require some tweaking. Not all places instituting vaccine requirements put them in place immediately, but seek to roll out the policies as soon as possible. And it is likely that more restaurants and bars will follow closely in the coming weeks, if the situation with the Delta variant worsens. “No COVID action is like flipping a switch,” says Eli Dahlin of Light Sleeper of Chophouse Row, who will begin his proof of vaccination policy on August 3. “To do this in a meaningful way, we need to clearly define our policy, prepare the public, train our staff, think about how this will affect our service, and prepare answers to any pitfalls.”

Below is a list of restaurants and bars that have either instituted proof of vaccination for entry or indicated a pending policy, based on official social media announcements, email confirmations and a participatory list called Seattle Safe Night Out of several restaurant industry vets, linked and obtained with permission. Most of the places below will accept a cell phone photo of the vaccination cards as verification (rather than the card itself), as long as the photo is accompanied by valid ID. Those marked with an asterisk

accept proof of negative COVID test within 48 or 72 hours as an alternative.


If you see others instituting similar vaccine requirements or notice changes in policies, tip us. We will update the list as and when announcements are made.

BALLARD

Addo

Ballard station public house

Delancey

Hazelnut bar

Albatros Hotel

Kangaroo & Kiwi

King’s hardware

Lucky Envelope Infusion

Ocho

Taverne des Pins

Tractor Tavern *

Watson’s counter

BEACON HILL

Breezy City Pizza

Clock room

Homer

Musang * (currently on short summer break)

BELLTOWN

Black cat

Cloudburst Infusion

Navy Force

Rob Roy

Rocket

Screwdriver bar

Shorty’s

A random bar

Trade Wind Tavern

Vinnie’s Wine Shop

HILL CAPITOLE / FIRST HILL

Bait shop

Barboza *

Grand Mario’s Pizza *

Cannon

CC

Comet Tavern

Corvus & Cie

Glo’s Cafe

Interior passage

Karachi Cowboys

Diving *

Freedom

Life on Mars

A light sleeper

Linda’s Tavern

Lost lake *

Cooking pot

Montana *

Nacho Borracho *

Neumos *

Oddfellows

Omega Ouzeri *

Pony

Pine box

Queer / Bar

Revolver

Rhinoceros Room

Rumba

Saint Jean

Sol liqueur

Speckled & Drake

Still alcohol

Sugar hill

Taku

Tavern Law *

Headlines

Doctor’s office *

The Roanoké *

Fugue *

Woods

Unicorn / Narwhal

union

Vios Café & Market *

by Vito

Wild rose

CENTRAL DISTRICT

Sea urchin

Capercaillie

Twilight exit

COLUMBIA CITY / HILLMAN CITY

Archipelago

Outside the lane

Twilight over Rainier

DENNY TRIANGLE / DOWNTOWN

Can Can Cabaret

Kremwerk

The wine merchant

Wood room

Zig Zag Cafe

ESTLAKE / CASCADE

LoFi *

Victory Room

FRÉMONT

Salon Nectar *

Schilling cider house

Stampede Cocktail Club

Talarico’s / Ballroom

The Barrel Thief

GEORGETOWN

Ciudad

Mezzanotte

GREEN LAKE

Latona Pub

GREENWOOD / PHINNEY RIDGE

Oliver’s twist

INTERBAIE

Champagne dinner

LAKE CITY

Infernal brewery

LAURELHURST

Burke-Gilman Brewery

NORTH DOOR

Watershed pub *

PLACE DES PIONNIERS

Bad bishop *

To hell with the weather

The Meyer

Stomach *

RAVENNA

Ravenna Brewery

LITTORAL

North City Bistro and Wine Shop

THEN DO

Supernova

SOUTH PARK

Left Bank

DISTRICT U

Kraken Bar and Lounge

WALLINGFORD

Changes

Octopus bar

WEST SEATTLE

Cafe Alouette

The Good Society Brewery and Pub *

WHITE CENTER

Future Primitive Brewery


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