|Tuesday:||4pm-6pm||Discounted food and drinks|
|Wednesday:||4pm-6pm||Discounted food and drinks|
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Editorial Review Submitted June 21, 2007
It's cool, okay? Funky, fresh, modern, minimal. Really, just turn off your ipod as you're walking downtown, and you will hear Vessel announcing that it is all of these things. Sitting next to the Fifth Avenue Theatre, the new lounge is staking its future on catering to the same clientele that keeps New York City's Theatre district buzzing deep into the a.m. Vessel excels in being intentionally artsy and now. But somehow, it works. The stark white walls, an absolutely magnificent translucent staircase, sleek furnishings from Designs Within Reach, and a black-clad staff lend this après-work hotspot an air of international sophistication that some would say Seattle has desperately needed. It could be Berlin, it could Hong Kong, and after a couple of pleasantly strong drinks from their talented bartenders, you might actually think it is. The happy hour menu is very reasonable, their homemade ginger-beer is ready to accept your favorite scotch for the perfect old-school libation, and the dinner menu is surprisingly tasty, suggesting there is genuine quality behind the artifice. It may not be the Emerald City circa "Singles", but Vessel offers a worthwhile excursion from our ordinary. Derek Zoolander would love it here. For a few hours you might too.