If you need a good excuse to break out the babysitter, Seattle Magazine will give you one. This week it’s all about a little speakeasy you are absolutely missing out on. The Backdoor At Roxy’s will transport you out of the dreary winter of Seattle and into a warm, beautifully lit bar that’s easy to cozy up to. Chat over delicious food and adult beverages and revel in an evening without the kiddos.

THE VIBE:
The room’s feel is theatrical, yet intimate. The high wooden ceilings are decked with antique chandeliers and window frames suspended in midair. The VIP room is donned with floor-to-ceiling red velvet curtains. Great for dates, a casual cocktail or even a bros’ night out (all-you-can-eat ribs on Sundays, $18.95), it’s a revolving door for food-industry folks, sophisticated 20-somethings and locals.

THE FOOD:
Several budget-friendly, à la carte items to conquer any appetite: The shoestring onions are addictive ($3.50), as are the buttery jalapeño poppers, corn cakes topped with roasted sweet pepper and a spicy jalapeño-bacon-cheese blend ($5.95). Roxy’s famous hot pastrami is also on the menu, with stone-ground mustard, served on a baked caraway roll ($8.95).

Keep reading to find out about The Backdoor’s drinks and bathroom situation (because what’s a review without the down low on the bathrooms? Thanks Seattle Magazine!).

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