A funky Seattle bar offering tropical drinks with a classical tiki flare and modern tiki explorations. I love when I get to do 2 things I like at the same time. I whiskeys and bourbon. The taste, the warm hug, the feel, everything about it. I also love the laid back tiki culture with it's sweet drinks that are great for daytime pleasure. These 2 worlds don't normally merge together but here, at Navy Strength in Seattle, they do. Along with the typical tiki rum drinks, Navy Strength also offers up several whiskey tiki cocktails that were awesome!Navy Strength Cocktail: A mysteriously silky Old Fashioned with Bourbon, cognac, rum, roasted tropical fruit and bitters. Butuan City Soundrack: a bourbon slowjam that'll make you sing. Mango, toasted rice and kalamansi harmonize. Bellyflop Slushie: Maker's Mark slushie with tropical fruit, spicy ginger and fresh lemon. Toasted Coconut Old Fashioned: bourbon, toasty coconut sizz, bitters and lime oil.
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With over 490 Whisk(e)ys, 24 tap beers, over 50 bottles beers, and awesome specialty cocktails, the whiskey bar is a true whiskey bar. We stumbled across this bar on our way to another and I'm soooo glad we did! We stopped in late afternoon on a Friday, the vibe was laid back, the bartenders were very engaging wanting to make sure you got a great drink.
Being from the south, I love a good Sazerac! It's such a simple drink but so hard to make right. When I saw the Lavender Sazerac on the menu I had to try it and it was great. The lavender was very slight and calming, not over overbearing. The wall of booze is a little overwhelming at first and... if you look close... you'll start to notice the system.
We stopped by late Saturday night too and the vibe was a little different, a little more clubby and younger but the staff was still awesome!
Located on the Terrace Level of Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has been around serving decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine since 1945. They had a 75-foot indoor pool, but they transformed it to a "lagoon" with a floating stage in the middle with a live band. Yes... a floating stage!
While you don't normally think of tikis and whiskey drinks, although not on their menu at the time this was written, they do exist. Ask the bartender and they'll be more than happy to hook you up with something to the likes of a:London Sour with scotch, orange, lemon, orgeat and simple syrup Port Light with bourbon, lemon juice, passion fruit syrup and grenadine
Or many others.
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