Knee High Stocking Co.

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Cocktail Bar
Knee High Stocking Co. is at the forefront of Seattle’s speakeasy-themed, craft cocktail bar scene. One of the Emerald City’s oldest, this little gem (est. 2007) is Capitol Hill’s own neighborhood speakeasy. "Hidden in plain sight" Knee High features a meticulous and unique selection of spirits alongside an inventive mix of seasonal craft cocktails paired with Filipino-American comfort food.

Specials

Happy Hour 5-7pm - Seasonal Hand Crafted Cocktails + Filipino-American Comfort Food

1/2 off select signature cocktails every Mon thru Thurs 5-7pm and $3 off food faves including our best sell, house made Pork Adobo Bowl!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 28, 2019

Ends: May 29, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Knee-High Stocking Company in Capitol Hill is one of the best Seattle “speakeasies.” Make a reservation and prepare for a lot of good cocktails.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall great experience. Lumpias were delicious. The only negative about food is really small portions for the price.

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AH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome cocktails and un-ordinary Filipino food - easy, casual vibe!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great speakeasy. Unique drinks. Server was awesome. Girlfriend loved it

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KB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Funky, cozy spot - great for a special occasion or that"wow" factor. Cocktails were intricate and complex, and the bartenders were amenable to substitutions and also making simpler options (hint: best gin & tonic!). Filipino food was superb, filling and just spicy/greasy enough to suit the mood. Service was attentive and careful, despite the volume of customers. Only criticism: Background music was on the louder side which strained conversation at times.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and essence of this special gem is very much in the style of a proper speak easy. The entrance is a little hidden, the light is low in lounge, and the bartender dedicated to making specialty cocktails. The mixologist will take time to perfect your boozy libation. While the wait staff is a little inattentive, the drinks and food offset the wait time.

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U
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It took an hour for our drinks to come out, the food was overpriced and not very good.

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AE
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love that it's hard to find! Would definitely come back!!!

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Compared to other cocktail bars that I have been to in the city, my experience was just ok. Our staff seemed distracted and while they offered to make a drink based on our preferences they never actually told us what they made. I would go again if I was close, but of the many similar types of place in Seattle, I won't go out of my way to visit.

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G
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice stop in for some apps and a late night cocktail.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely cocktails, great food but a little cramped. Downstairs seemed roomier and had a much more 'speakeasy' vibe, but we sat upstairs next to an open window.

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KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We did a small tour of Speakeasy's in the area last Friday and hit a few in the area. The ambience at Knee High didn't seem like a Speakeasy which is what we were hoping for, but more of a corner bar. When we first sat down, the bartender didn't pay us much attention - quite different from the spot we'd visited just before this one. After awhile we were finally greeted and upon asking a few questions the bartender warmed up and it was a better experience. Great martini - he nailed it. We didn't order food so I can't speak to that, but the drinks were good. For a more "Speakeasy" style experience, I would recommend doing something more with the general seating area. The bar area fit the description a bit better but general seating felt like a standard cafe so we moved from a table to the bar. I liked the doorbell to get in, that added to the feel. I would make a few little changes, but it was overall a good time.

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g
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would have recommended Knee-High a couple of years ago. A few things have changed since then. The cocktails seem less interesting (but that may be just me; maybe my tastes are changing). The hostess the last few times has been quite impatient, curt and snotty. The bartender during my last visit was a delight and creative. But the previous bartender was a jerk and snob, and the bartender before him was friendly but pretentious. The music has worsened considerably. It used to be that, whenever I went in, Knee-High jazz was playing. Nearly every time for the past year, all I hear is bass-heavy, thumping electronic.

When I moved to the city a few years ago, people mentioned Knee-High as a place worth visiting. Nobody does anymore. I'm not surprised. The staff are less friendly. The drinks are worse. The ambience has become less interesting and no longer offers a pemium over other clubs to justify the cost of the cocktails (other beverage prices seem standard).

The service window in the upstairs kitchen ruins the upstairs-bar experience. That space used to feel cozy, like a hidden, quieter corner in the back of the bar. Sitting there now feels like sitting next to the front door -- uncomfortable and drafty.

The rudeness of the hostess last time I was there deserves special mention. A friend and I had come in at 8 (half an hour before our reservation) and were seated at the bar because there happened to be space. Around 9:40 the hostess asked us if we were going to have another drink. When I said "no, we're fine" (our drinks weren't even empty), she broke eye contact, curtly put the bill on the counter directly in front of me, and, without a word, walked away. We had been at the bar for 1 hour and 45 minutes -- 1 hour and 10 minutes after our reservation started. Her message was obvious: "get out." Mission accomplished. Neither my friend nor I will make the mistake of coming back.

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RF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Don was an excellent bartender. Total professional and a pleasure to speak with.

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JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The thrill of these hidden gems will never wear off. The service was excellent, the vibe was engaging. My date thought it was the most wonderful and romantic place. Thanks for making that happen.

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IM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

If you like the hidden bar experience, knee high is Totally worth it.

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and the drinks were solid. Reservations highly recommended, the place is pretty small.

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WM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good drinks if your willing to spend 15 and 20 a cocktail! Didn’t try the food, service was a little slow but was a pretty cool place

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. The server was very attentive and made some excellent suggestions. The food was outstanding, especially the Adobo Pork sandwich, and we had a few of the best cocktails we’ve ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with great ambiance. Different and exciting cocktails and there something for everyone. Food was delicious.
Finding the place and parking was a challenge. Would advise to uber there instead of driving.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot for a drink on a weekday, not sure how crowded it gets on the weekends. Definitely place a reservation beforehand for gaurenteed seating. Drinks were fantastic - my partner got the "Thank You For Smoking" and I asked for a gin-based shrub, both very tasty and very strong. Our server was really attentive and friendly!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is too expensive. If you buy from the outside it costs $11 but from inside it’s $19, crazy!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Venue is wonderful, cocktails were amazing, food was good - we had to change our order as the kitchen ran out of rice! the service was hit and miss - food was slow coming out and some meals were incorrect when they did arrive. The bill wasn’t updated to reflect our new orders sans rice and when we explained this to our server she assumed we were trying to dupe her out of her standard 20% tip!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I think it would have been a different experience if we were in the room where the bar is, but we were in the other room (closer to the entrance). The service was great though, and the waitress gave us awesome recommendations for cocktails.

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ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stumbled upon this place while organizing a pub crawl and was lucky to get a 10pm seating last Saturday night. There's a slight attitude at the door, but that quickly gives way to the warmth of the inside. The drinks were imaginative and we gave the bar folks creative license. The food was awesome and easily shared. Fun & different for sure.

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t actually have any food but a rating was required

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10. Fantastic. Our server was super suave and was there when we needed him and didn’t bug us when we didn’t need him. Food was awesome, drinks were great. Great ambiance. Was there with family, but I think this would be a really great spot for a date.

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Portland
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience. We randomly decided to cancel an earlier reservation and try this establishment out. It was a gamble, but one that paid off handsomely.

We sat at the bar, highly recommended. The small space meant that we had a literal 'front row seat' to watch the master mixologist create drink after drink, all with multi ingredients and top shelf alcohol. There was an herb garden of rosemary, lavender, mint, etc, a bowl of eggs and dozens of house-made mixes and bitters. The bartender was super cool, open to chatting and offering up tastes, just in case we wanted to know....

Food was excellent as well. A steak sandwich for me and pork adobo bowl for the lady. Both, full of flavor and portioned just right. We conversed with others at the bar, enjoying and sharing stories through the evening. It was a bit on the 'spendy' side, but at no point did it feel like it was 'too much.' You get fine food, drink and service for what you pay. We will make this a regular place for special occasions and whenever we want to upscale it a bit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Bartender was very rude, cursing at the bar, and left randomly. drinks were overpriced for what they were.

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TS
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going away get together with a few friends. Nice and Cozy on a wet Seattle Sunday night. Server had great recommendations and was super nice. Atmosphere was nice and chill . It got much busier about the time we left. Had the best Sazarac custom made to my liking.

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great speakeasy near downtown Seattle. Reservations are a must, but totally worth it!

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KF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

A birthday celebration. It was not quite what we were expecting for a speakeasy. It was very cold and the velvet curtain was not helping to keep the cold out. We asked to be moved and she did move us. But it was not a place we would come back. We will try another speakeasy.

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Didn’t have food but cocktails were delicious, service was great, ambiance was fun. Will go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was extraordinary. It exceeded my expectations. Lovely and romantic. My non alcoholic herbal cocktail was divine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I tried to go here several years ago. Other things came up and were not able to go. However, after long last, we were able to experience this wonderful place. Knee High Stocking Company is a speakeasy is the truest sense. Reservations are a must. Because they check who you are at the door. Your biggest challenge will be to find the door itself. Which is half the fun. When you get in, you will be brought into one of The classiest and intimate venues in the Seattle area. Wait staff is attentive and polite. The food is good, but that’s not why you come here. You come for the drinks. Each one is a hand-crafted masterpiece and I would hazard to say the most creative libations to be mixed in this city. This is the perfect place for a first date, anniversary, a quiet night out, or to be with one’s self contemplating the universe.

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LR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to Knee High Stocking company a few times and it is always a fun place to go. This time I brought some friends from out of town and they loved it! Very cool novelty bar to take people.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartender, entertaining and funny!

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BW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Just lose the TV downstairs...it exacerbates the darkness.

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MC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

When arriving it looks like any of the houses around, which is cool since it’s a speakeasy. You can’t use flash to take photos and it’s basically dark inside, therefore, we couldn’t take any photos. Our drinks were incredibly expensive for what they were, $19 for a cocktail is ridiculous. We initially came to have dinner and drinks. The food was not dinner food (more bar type food) and expensive again. So we left starving, went to an amazing restaurant down the street and had a better experience there.
Honestly, don’t recommend.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow but overall good food and atmosphere

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