Oakes (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 28, 2005| Updated November 26, 2005
One of my favourite places to drink in Seattle, the Latona is a laid-back beer joint with a hand-picked selection of local micros, including some brewpub stuff you don’t usually see. Nobody bothers you - just a quiet place to have some great beer. I go back a lot.
Located on a corner about 2 blocks from the southeast part of Green Lake, this place is relatively small, yet bright. 11 taps and 1 cask were present during my visit. I found the beers they had on tap to be very average. Service was good, though. I did not have any food at this stop. The kitchen is located at the end of the bar, which was interesting. Prices were decent. Bathrooms were pretty cool with chalkboards above the urinals for grafitti. An ok place, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to visit it again. A little overrated.
a very likable neighborhood place of great long standing in the heart of seattle. for any local, places that have been there since the giddyup have a special in the heart. not many taps, but some are very lovingly chosen. nice setting, nice environs, good food and wine, full bar. not world class, really, but a very loyal friend to the beer geek.
Came during a very busy friday night when they had live music and the upstairs roped off. Enough to say; it was freakin busy. Nice tap selection and a very "neighborhood" feel to the joint. I wish I could have spent a bit more time enjoying this place.
Crit (150) Surrey, British Columbia | April 30, 2006| Updated September 14, 2008
Good selection of beers, didn’t try the food. The service was considerably better for the locals, outsiders tend to be ignored.
OldMrCrow (87) Seattle, Washington | April 7, 2006| Updated October 12, 2006
A nice open, high-ceilinged neighborhood pub with a dozen or so local taps. The beer selection is reasonable but not nearly as good as the buzz would have it. Still, I sometimes find a new Washington micro that I’ve wanted to try. Nice comfortable atmosphere and a mellow neighborhood crowd; admittedly it was a bit noisy on a live jazz Friday night.
Classic neighborhood pub with solid northwest-heavy tap list, much like the sister locations. Decent burgers.
A fine place really, but I basically never come here because it’s 21+, and even though it’s the kind of place I’d come to regularly if I lived in the neighborhood, I’m never going to hire a babysitter and then come here on a date night.
Rather small, high ceilinged with big, bright windows. Looks like it only sits about35-40 people at a small bar, a couple of booths and some small tables. Service was good and the selection was above average. I was surprised such a small place would have some many taps. I’ve heard food is really good, but didn’t try anything. It would be a great little neighborhood bar!
Very open place (windows on two sides) which hurts the ambiance a bit, but the vibe is good. Beer knowledge seems very good amongst the bar staff and selection is an eclectic cross section of PNW and Cali micros and not the usual dozen IPAs, a red and a stout. Didn’t try the food, but it looks great. Convenient to I5, but not my house, sadly.