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Shhh... this bar is a best-kept secret in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood

The Velvet Elk specializes in craft cocktails and irreverence

SEATTLE — The Velvet Elk is a cozy bar tucked away in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, where the craft cocktails are as original as the décor.

Drink names include “Poodle with a Mohawk” and “Dutch Cigar.”

The bathroom has adjustable colored lighting for selfies.

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The bathroom features adjustable colored lights for selfies.

And there are Polaroid cameras with film available so guests can properly document their visits.

The main floor features a small bar and seating area, with eclectic art on the walls and vintage lighting.

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Polaroid cameras are on-hand and film is $22, if guests want to document their visits.

A second story has a living room lounge aesthetic, with couches, board games, and a zodiac vending machine.

The woman-owned bar is designed to be welcoming for everyone. The atmosphere is described as “badass feminist energy, but also the kind of place that feels cozy, romantic and comfortable.”

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The main floor features a bar and small seating area.

The Velvet Elk is located at 3605 S McClellan St. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 4pm – 11pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, it closes at 1am.

The bar is participating in Seattle Cocktail Week with two events: on March 4, they’ll be mixing Prohibition Era cocktails all day, and on March 7 at 7pm they’re throwing a “Queer Cocktail Mixer” for members of the LGBTQ community and those who love them.

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