by Rachael Brister, Deputy Director
Bait Shop has two cocktails on draft: a Dark & Stormy and a Paloma (tequila, grapefruit, aperol, lime and soda). The rest of the cocktail menu leans a little tiki with drinks like the Zombie, with so many different kinds of alcohol in it that there is a two limit per customer, and the Coconut Lime Rickey. If you are a bourbon fan like me, try the Lion’s Tail: bourbon, lime, allspice and bitters, a subtle combination of tart and spice with a clean, strong bourbon finish. Most of the cocktails are $7, with the most expensive being the Painkiller at $9, which can be purchased for $7 during their daily 4-6 p.m. happy hour. The weekend brings a lineup of 4 different Bloody Marys to choose from and English muffin sandwiches to make your brunch complete. And those English muffins are not Thomas’. They are lovingly made in-house. In fact, everything on the menu is sourced locally or made in-house. Well, except for the ketchup and malt vinegar.
The food menu also includes crab fritters, calamari and fish tacos. For those who don’t want to indulge in the battered and fried food group, there are deviled eggs, corn and black bean tacos and a pulled pork sandwich. The pulled pork is decent, but comes with too much fennel slaw piled on top of it. The one thing missing from Bait Shop’s menu is a few dessert options (unless you count the Andes after dinner mints served with your bill). I suggested to my server that they consider some type of fried candy bar or deep fried apple pie. If this shows up as a special in the future….you’re welcome.
Bait Shop is located at 606 Broadway East in Seattle.