For decades, when coffee and booze met in Seattle, they did so inside a hot buttered rum, Mexican coffee, or some other winter warmer that's

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Coffeehouse/Bar Hybrids

For decades, when coffee and booze met in Seattle, they did so inside a hot buttered rum, Mexican coffee, or some other winter warmer that's meant to give you a multidimensional buzz. Such meetings still occur, but the relationship between coffee and booze has received a refreshing shot in the arm (or throat) of late, what with the likes of the Diller Room (downtown), Café Presse (Capitol Hill), Watertown (Capitol Hill), Cafe Racer (U District), Occhio (SoDo), El Diablo Coffee (Queen Anne), and Pioneer Coffee (Alki) becoming full-on coffeehouse/bar hybrids, places you'll feel just as comfortable knocking back a pre-work Americano as a post-work pint. Heck, Starbucks has gotten in on this act. Double tall, seeing double—that's the karma of a chameleon, and here's hoping it spreads. —Mike Seely

 
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