“Informative, witty, and wonderfully atmospheric, Seely’s thirsty travelogue should leave even the most pious Washingtonians praying that there’ll be honky tonks in heaven.”-Tom Robbins
“Seely, managing editor of the Seattle Weekly, is a genuinely funny writer who doesn’t need to get snarky to get laughs…A fair amount of Seattle’s heritage resides on pages of ‘Seattle’s Best Dive Bars,’ or at least reminders of a pre-pretense city…He’s penned a neat little book. Raise your cups and do something for the town’s culture.”-Joel Connelly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“It has some seriously funny moments. It also has the lowdown on an impressively large number of watering holes the likes of which I’ve never even heard, let alone experienced firsthand.”-Jessica Voelker, Seattle Metropolitan
“Is this the greatest book ever written? As a native Seattlite, and long time connoisseur of dive bars, I would have to say yes. Mike Seely, who is managing editor of the Seattle Weekly, really gets it right about these places.”-Greg Barbick, Blog Critics.org
Seattle’s Best Dive Bars offers opinionated reviews of one hundred of the grittiest and grungiest drinking establishments in the Emerald City. If you want to avoid the tourist traps listed in those “other” bar guides and find out where the anti-globalization, anti-Starbucks, anti-Microsoft crowd goes to get wasted, then Seattle’s Best Dive Bars is your guide to the delightfully filthy underside of Seattle bar life.
A native Seattleite, Mike Seely is the managing editor of Seattle Weekly, for which he writes a food column called “Bottomfeeder.”