The Atmosphere: On a Thursday night the watering holes near UW's campus are crammed, but trek a little further up the Ave and you'll find a cozy college bar without the crowds. Low, sloping ceilings and brick walls make it feel like an old English pub, and a group of rowdy Sounders fans decked out in green while they watch the game adds to the vibe.
Despite its decidedly casual, collegiate feel, the R and R draws an eclectic crowd. Sitting near some Sounders fans was a couple in their late twenties grabbing a drink, and across the bar a rap battle broke out among a group of guys in baggy jeans and backwards hats. Even though the guys freestyling in the corner were a little out of place, everyone seemed content to sit back and enjoy either the live entertainment or the game.
The Bartender: After moving from New York last June, Brooklyn Adams took a job at the R and R to pay her way through nursing school. Adams is no rookie behind the bar: She's been serving drinks since she was 18 and her experience shows. Greeting everyone with a warm smile, she keeps up multiple conversations while mixing cocktails.
The Drink: After asking Adams to make me her favorite drink, she shoots me a devilish grin and says, "Alright. But there's no going back now, sweetheart." She then pulls out four different spirits and begins mixing up an aptly named Adios Motherfucker. The drink is a deadly blend of vodka, rum, tequila, and gin, which is then muddled with lemon and briskly shaken before being poured into a pint glass and topped off with Blue Curacao, Triple Sec sour mix, and Sprite.
The Verdict: Although an Adios Motherfucker may seem like the perfect solution for drinkers who can't decide on a base spirit, mixing all your options together is never the answer. If you manage to suck down an entire AMF, you'll be hammered until the hangover hits the next afternoon.