West Five

★★★★★
  • 4539 California Ave SW

    Seattle, WA 98116

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  • 206-935-1966

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We go to West Five all the time. It's relaxing, the drinks are really good, whether from their cocktail menu or otherwise. Favorite food items include the vegetarian tamales (with chili and gauc and salsa, yum!), the tuna melt, the rueben and the blt. It's got the perfect west seattle vibe. We love it.

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★★★★★

We go to West Five all the time. It's relaxing, the drinks are really good, whether from their cocktail menu or otherwise. Favorite food items include the vegetarian tamales (with chili and gauc and salsa, yum!), the tuna melt, the rueben and the blt. It's got the perfect west seattle vibe. We love it.

Pros: good drinks, friendly staff, comfort food

Cons: menu could use a little livening up once in a while

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I have been going here for years ...it is the best, some good service some marginal, sometimes a wait, but the chicken appetizer, and the macaroni and cheese are to die over. Same with all of their mixed drinks -superb!

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★★★★☆

I have been going here for years ...it is the best, some good service some marginal, sometimes a wait, but the chicken appetizer, and the macaroni and cheese are to die over. Same with all of their mixed drinks -superb!

Pros: Great chicken appetizer, potato salad, macaroni and cheese

Cons: Nothing

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We initially dropped by Matador, not a bad place but it just wasn't our scene, we wanted somewhere cool and comfy to catch up with old friends. Walked across the street and were very pleasantly surprised with West 5. Really nice waitstaff, great mac and cheese, stiff drink. West Seattle is a bit out of the way, but will be making the trip back.

2
★★★★★

We initially dropped by Matador, not a bad place but it just wasn't our scene, we wanted somewhere cool and comfy to catch up with old friends. Walked across the street and were very pleasantly surprised with West 5. Really nice waitstaff, great mac and cheese, stiff drink. West Seattle is a bit out of the way, but will be making the trip back.

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My first meal in Seattle was an indescriptible experiece I enjoyed a Seared Halibut Sandwich, the classic Mac n chesse and finally a piece of heaven: Chocolate Souffle a la Mode...... I need say more??? The crew are friendly people, the music, the light, the owners, all the package is wonderful.

The best in WeST5 are the cookers, their hands creats little pieces the heaven on Seattle

Congrats.... Im so happy THANKS

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★★★★★

My first meal in Seattle was an indescriptible experiece I enjoyed a Seared Halibut Sandwich, the classic Mac n chesse and finally a piece of heaven: Chocolate Souffle a la Mode...... I need say more??? The crew are friendly people, the music, the light, the owners, all the package is wonderful.

The best in WeST5 are the cookers, their hands creats little pieces the heaven on Seattle

Congrats.... Im so happy THANKS

Pros: the meals, the service

Cons: nothing

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Stopped in for a beer after not getting any service down the street at Elliot Bay Brewing. Here, the bartender was right there! It was just after 3PM so Happy Hour started, and I had a fresh pint of Mannys Ale! It was so good I had another along with a great tasting bacon, lettuce, & tomato sandwich. The old breweriana hanging about above the long bar added to the 1960's ambiance, and the comfortable bar chairs were nice.

2
★★★★★

Stopped in for a beer after not getting any service down the street at Elliot Bay Brewing. Here, the bartender was right there! It was just after 3PM so Happy Hour started, and I had a fresh pint of Mannys Ale! It was so good I had another along with a great tasting bacon, lettuce, & tomato sandwich. The old breweriana hanging about above the long bar added to the 1960's ambiance, and the comfortable bar chairs were nice.

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West 5, what can I say, Some of the best waitstaff in the city, The bartenders are thefriendlist you'll meet anywhere. Cocktails are suberb! Happy Hour every day from 4-6pm. Excellent nibbles. The lighting is low. Everyone looks great.All and all one of my favorite places to get a drink.

2
★★★★★

West 5, what can I say, Some of the best waitstaff in the city, The bartenders are thefriendlist you'll meet anywhere. Cocktails are suberb! Happy Hour every day from 4-6pm. Excellent nibbles. The lighting is low. Everyone looks great.All and all one of my favorite places to get a drink.

Pros: no kids

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I am new to the bar scene (turned 21 last year) but I had heard and read some positive things about West 5. Guess what, they're all true. I went there for the first time on the 4th of July weekend and it wasn't busy. My friends and I were able to find a table without any problems and the drinks are absolutely amazing. A few days ago, I looked at their web site to see what they served as well as their specialties and this is what I had.

Scarlett & Black - Guiness & Chambord. The foam from the Guiness gives it that great velvety feeling and it tastes as good as its name sounds. If you want a nice starter drink, are a fan of either or both drinks on their own, then this is it.

The Fang - this is not listed in their menu, but rather their web site. At first I thought this was some sort of "secret item." If you have checked out their web site and read the description, then you're really doing half of a favor. This drink is downright amazing. Though it's orange juice, you're also getting some apricot thrown in there and the rum compliments the sweet very well.

And if you're looking for the ultimate dish to go with The Fang, get a plate (or two) of their Nacho Plate. Both work so well together that they should be married, heh. The sweet and tangy flavor of The Fang can cool down the kick from the chili sauce of the nachos and you swear you think you went to Flavor Country and set up shop.

Overall the experience I had at West 5 was amazing. My friend from Australia has said that the next time he is in Seattle, there is no doubt that he will be repaying West 5 a visit.

By the way, he hates me because I live so close to West 5 and have infinite access to it, heh.

And most certainly, so will I.

2
★★★★★

I am new to the bar scene (turned 21 last year) but I had heard and read some positive things about West 5. Guess what, they're all true. I went there for the first time on the 4th of July weekend and it wasn't busy. My friends and I were able to find a table without any problems and the drinks are absolutely amazing. A few days ago, I looked at their web site to see what they served as well as their specialties and this is what I had.

Scarlett & Black - Guiness & Chambord. The foam from the Guiness gives it that great velvety feeling and it tastes as good as its name sounds. If you want a nice starter drink, are a fan of either or both drinks on their own, then this is it.

The Fang - this is not listed in their menu, but rather their web site. At first I thought this was some sort of "secret item." If you have checked out their web site and read the description, then you're really doing half of a favor. This drink is downright amazing. Though it's orange juice, you're also getting some apricot thrown in there and the rum compliments the sweet very well.

And if you're looking for the ultimate dish to go with The Fang, get a plate (or two) of their Nacho Plate. Both work so well together that they should be married, heh. The sweet and tangy flavor of The Fang can cool down the kick from the chili sauce of the nachos and you swear you think you went to Flavor Country and set up shop.

Overall the experience I had at West 5 was amazing. My friend from Australia has said that the next time he is in Seattle, there is no doubt that he will be repaying West 5 a visit.

By the way, he hates me because I live so close to West 5 and have infinite access to it, heh.

And most certainly, so will I.

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West 5 is exactly what West Seattle has needed for years! I love everything about West 5! From the full bar to the vintage West Seattle memoribilia to the house salad to the music to the astral mac n' cheese! Very best! I moved to another part of the city, but I still hike it over to West Seattle just for West 5!

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★★★★★

West 5 is exactly what West Seattle has needed for years! I love everything about West 5! From the full bar to the vintage West Seattle memoribilia to the house salad to the music to the astral mac n' cheese! Very best! I moved to another part of the city, but I still hike it over to West Seattle just for West 5!

Pros: Atmosphere, menu, decor (WestSeattle!)

Cons: the wait on weekends

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My date and I went for a drink at West 5. We were please with the uniqueness of the place. It has really cool decorations. A lot of them are from historic areas in Seattle. We were also happy with our service. Our server helped explain their house drinks. It may be just a little pricy, but it makes up for it in its distinct experience.

PROS: Unique, interesting
CONS: Little pricy

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★★★★☆

My date and I went for a drink at West 5. We were please with the uniqueness of the place. It has really cool decorations. A lot of them are from historic areas in Seattle. We were also happy with our service. Our server helped explain their house drinks. It may be just a little pricy, but it makes up for it in its distinct experience.

PROS: Unique, interesting
CONS: Little pricy

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I have been going to West 5 since, literally, the day AFTER it opened. It is sophisticated yet understated all at the same time. Though I'm off carbs normally, the mac-n-cheese is TO DIE FOR! The staff are phenominal and truly gifted in their craft as well as "small town" customer service. I hope not too many people latch on to West Seattle's best kept secret...

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★★★★★

I have been going to West 5 since, literally, the day AFTER it opened. It is sophisticated yet understated all at the same time. Though I'm off carbs normally, the mac-n-cheese is TO DIE FOR! The staff are phenominal and truly gifted in their craft as well as "small town" customer service. I hope not too many people latch on to West Seattle's best kept secret...

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that is the biggest draw to West 5- the 100% smoke-free air. the drinks are outstanding, if slightly pricey. I recommend the Appleton Mojito. a little on the crowded side on Friday nights, but if you sit at the bar you get slightly faster service. yay for non smoking bars- let's hope the trend continues!

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★★★★★

that is the biggest draw to West 5- the 100% smoke-free air. the drinks are outstanding, if slightly pricey. I recommend the Appleton Mojito. a little on the crowded side on Friday nights, but if you sit at the bar you get slightly faster service. yay for non smoking bars- let's hope the trend continues!

Pros: non smoking, good drinks

Cons: , too crowded

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Everyone should check out West 5. A great lounge (with very flattering neon pink lighting) in West Seattle--which was sorely in need of a great place to hang out for cocktails and nosh. Speaking of nosh, the food is quite good for a bar, and I highly recommend any of the appetizers. Reasonably priced and the servers were friendly and as attentive as possible on a busy night. What more could you ask for in a neighborhood bar?

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★★★★★

Everyone should check out West 5. A great lounge (with very flattering neon pink lighting) in West Seattle--which was sorely in need of a great place to hang out for cocktails and nosh. Speaking of nosh, the food is quite good for a bar, and I highly recommend any of the appetizers. Reasonably priced and the servers were friendly and as attentive as possible on a busy night. What more could you ask for in a neighborhood bar?

Pros: vintage decor, comfort , great drinks and food

Cons: none

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Great food, slick decor, nice staff. It's a little hard to get a place to sit around dinner time, but you can always hit the bar and wait.
The crowd varies a lot - seems different every time I go in. Overall pretty cool - not a wild party place.
Bar/wait staff is generally very friendly. Drinks are ok for the price PBR on tap is the best value ;-)
The whole place is non-smoking, which is ok for dinner but as a smoker it's a little bit of a downer to hang out at the bar.

2
★★★★☆

Great food, slick decor, nice staff. It's a little hard to get a place to sit around dinner time, but you can always hit the bar and wait.
The crowd varies a lot - seems different every time I go in. Overall pretty cool - not a wild party place.
Bar/wait staff is generally very friendly. Drinks are ok for the price PBR on tap is the best value ;-)
The whole place is non-smoking, which is ok for dinner but as a smoker it's a little bit of a downer to hang out at the bar.

Pros: great atmosphere, parking behind, mellow crowd

Cons: limited seating, no smoking area, average drinks

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West 5 opened recently and very quickly sorted out some operational details allowing it to become my favorite place to eat in West Seattle. It has the best Macaroni in Cheese in town, period, and many of the other offerings are stellar as well (meatloaf) at a great price.

The owner has always been friendly to me, always asking if I enjoyed my meal, and really listening to the answer. The diverse clientel and decent drinks round out the experience.

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★★★★★

West 5 opened recently and very quickly sorted out some operational details allowing it to become my favorite place to eat in West Seattle. It has the best Macaroni in Cheese in town, period, and many of the other offerings are stellar as well (meatloaf) at a great price.

The owner has always been friendly to me, always asking if I enjoyed my meal, and really listening to the answer. The diverse clientel and decent drinks round out the experience.

Pros: Mac n' cheese, Friendly owner, inexpensive

Cons: Nothing gourmet, Often crowded or loud, other pasts dishes

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The food was winning, the atmosphere of nostalgia lite and cocktail chic is quite charming, and I highly recommend a visit for those who enjoy a drink & a bite, or just a drink, or just a bite. Well done West 5!

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★★★★★

The food was winning, the atmosphere of nostalgia lite and cocktail chic is quite charming, and I highly recommend a visit for those who enjoy a drink & a bite, or just a drink, or just a bite. Well done West 5!

 

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