The Best of Spokane Cocktail Bars

Spokane’s burgeoning cocktail scene is a highlight of the region’s nightlife. Experienced mixologists in Spokane are ready to prepare the perfect drink to make your taste buds sing. Downtown Spokane and the surrounding areas are hosts to a variety of unique craft cocktail bars that offer top-shelf liquors and dedicated staff to make your experience one to remember. If you are having a hard time deciding which Spokane bar to visit tonight, here is our choice of the top 5 cocktail bars in Spokane.

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Spokane

#5 — Wooden City Spokane

Tasty custom cocktails using only the freshest ingredients are a defining characteristic of Wooden City Spokane. Bringing the finest spirits from across the world to downtown Spokane has helped put Wooden City at the top of local 'best of' lists. Let the expert mixologists here create a custom cocktail just for you, or try one of their great menu options. No matter what your drink of choice is, this is sure to be one of your new favorite bars in Spokane.

#4- Peacock Room Lounge

Another must-visit spot in Spokane’s Downtown area is the Peacock Room Lounge at the Historic Davenport Hotel. Known for its ornate décor and great drinks it’s no wonder why the Peacock Room Lounge is considered the upscale home to nightlife in Spokane.

#3 — Bistango Martini Lounge

You’ll find some great classic cocktail lounges downtown Spokane such as Bistango Martini Lounge. Bistango offers a wide range of cocktails, both classic and avant-garde. Their pièce de résistance is certainly their premium-liquor martinis; however, they also have a full list of over 200 liquors and wines.

#2 — Hogwash Whiskey Den

Hogwash Whiskey Den is the kind of whiskey joint that proves that Spokane has arrived on the craft cocktail scene. They have bartenders that are so practiced in their craft that you can trust them to make you something just based on how you're feeling on a particular night. The cozy, dimly lit, stone basement in the corner of the historic Washington Cracker Co. building has the distinct rustic masculine feel that one would expect from a place that calls itself a whiskey den. The food menu is, by all means, comfort food which pairs well with their substantial whiskey cocktail selection. If you are looking for a place where you can venture out of your usual cocktail order, Hogwash is your spot.

#1 — Durkin’s Liquor Bar

Named after Spokane's legendary liquor tycoon Jimmy Durkin, Durkin's Liquor Bar is a true gangster-style bar with great service, delicious food, and inspired cocktails. The atmosphere has all the decor one would expect in a prohibition-era speakeasy. From the dark leather booths, tin ceiling, subway tile backsplash to the 20's style coupe glasses, this place is a speakeasy if there ever was one. Walk all the way through the restaurant and you'll find stairs leading to a second bar in the basement of the restaurant. The atmosphere below the ground is much more of a lounge. A great place to catch up with a friend, play some cards, and enjoy a phenomenal cocktail. Oh, one more thing, if you like 90's rap music, they switch to this playlist in the restaurant upstairs every weeknight after 9 pm.

Map of Spokane Cocktail Bars

The establishments we have mentioned are only a few of the great cocktail bars in Spokane. Check out our interactive map of Spokane bars and cocktail lounges below for a list of our favorite places to grab a drink.


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About the Author

Jamie Rand

Jamie Rand

Chief Marketing Officer

Jamie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Visit Spokane. He is constantly on the lookout for upcoming bars and is a self-proclaimed critic of the best old-fashion in town. He is well connected in the local craft cocktail scene. His favorite place to have a drink in Spokane is Cease & Desist.