Hazlewood

You'd think a Ballard hole-in-the-wall operated by a pair of local rock warriors would be drenched in urine, Pabst, and Evan Williams whiskey (not that there's anything wrong with the poor man's Jack Daniel's). But with Hazlewood, which counts ex-Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd and current Droo Church bassist/bartender Drew Church among its quartet of owners, you'd be dead wrong. With chandeliers, a velvety balcony, premium champagne, and a delectable ginger-Maker's specialty drink, the pair has created, as Hattie's Hat alum Church puts it, "an old-timey, turn-of-the-century type of place where we could imagine Vincent Price and Lee Hazlewood hanging out." They've succeeded, but not at the expense of enticing a diverse crowd with nightly spins from guest DJs procured by nearby Sonic Boom Records. 2311 N.W. Market St., 206-783-0478.

 
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