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!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 28, 2019

Ends: May 29, 2118

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

What 154 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, drinks, and food. A wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays and kick off our Seattle trip!

A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, cozy, dark spot for an excellent cocktail or two.

TG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place awesome drinks .. and the lumpia to die for ..

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were glad to learn ahead of time that reservations are needed to get into Knee High, or we might have been very disappointed on our "speakeasy tour". The entrance has a certain charm, and the ambiance inside is very appealing (though the low light made it necessary for some of us to use our phone lights to read the menu, haha). I was "forced" to rate the food in order to proceed with the review, but we only came for cocktails. After seeing the food menu, we decided that we have to come back to try the food sometime. The cocktails that we ordered were very enjoyable; some of us were particularly fond of the "Absinthe Minded".

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good ambience with decent food and good drinks

M
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We wished we were seated downstairs with better ambiance. Also, the servers very very inattentive

DG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place gets it when it comes setting the tone and overall fusion. The drinks have a deep south elegance and western flare. The food ushers in a Filipino comfort food blending in the Asian influence into the fold. Great place for a date and renting a place for a event that requires intimacy.

LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the absinthe and the spanish tuna plate. ......

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks and fun atmosphere. We were only planning on staying for 1 drink but ended up ordering 3! Great for a first date and the speak-easy vibe is really fun

TB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place: the delicious food, the unique cocktails, the gorgeous period decor. My only disappointment was that we were seated in the entryway dining area as opposed to downstairs where the most beautiful decor is. Seriously, gorgeous. Of course, the mural in the upper dining room is lovely and the view of the upstairs bar is also lovely. The prices were more expensive than we originally thought but it was so delicious that it was worth it. Definitely a must-see if you’re in Seattle—just make sure you make a reservation in advance.

T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit, service and craft cocktails were outstanding!

CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Knee High Stocking was a fun experience with interesting food and drinks!!

E
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere for any occasion. Definitely worth a return visit

OT
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.

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!

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

KB
New York Area
24 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.

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.

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.

AE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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.

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.

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.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing bartender (Mihail)! Amazing (although very expensive) cocktails

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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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