Knee High Stocking Co.

4.6
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164 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Special Offers

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: 28 May 2019

Ends: 29 May 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:00-19:00

What 164 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated new job with Friends had a lovely time

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed some nice and very interesting drinks that helped warm up the conversation by asking each other various ingredients and such... very useful;) and beyond that, the atmosphere and vibe is really cool and nice. I like the downstairs much more but the whole place is nice anyway. Enough that I may take another date there... so thanks guys!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great cocktails!

BP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very cute place in a unusual small location, very cool entrance. Food is very nice!

GG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Fun idea of ringing a door bell to enter. Friendly staff and good service but overall didn’t live up to my expectations. The small plate servings were minimal and didn’t warrant the price in taste. Ordered the steak tapas, tuna and lumpia. Tuna was high quality but tasted like it came out of a can. Lumpia, maybe I’m spoiled by my friend’s homemade version so the ones on the menu were not impressive.

s
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having plant-based Filipino food options made the experience great and inclusive and enjoyable to share with vegan friends. :-)

M
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

It’s silly that people had to wait out in the cold for their table. Have to hit a literal doorbell to be let in. Setting a tone of mystery before getting your meal is interesting but its also unnecessary and even more annoying when the service does not live up to the hype.

b
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The experience and ambiance of this "speakeasy" is very enjoyable. If I hadn't eaten a meal prior to arriving, I would have tried more than the marinated olives on the menu... would like to return to try some of the other food. The cocktails that I tried were very unique and tasty!

AA
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place you have to work a bit to find. Very interesting cocktails and awesome food to match.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Great vibe.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

b
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Good ambience with decent food and good drinks

M
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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

DG
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit, service and craft cocktails were outstanding!

CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

E
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere for any occasion. Definitely worth a return visit

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

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

KB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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 22 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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 18 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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

AE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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 9 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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 2 March 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 1 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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