Our Favorite Tequilas (and why).

Almost nine years ago, Liberty started first as a classic cocktail bar.  We had maybe 80 bottles of mostly brown spirits, a good smattering of gin, some vodkas and a few tequilas.  No mezcal. To make a long story short, we have been through quite an evolution in our bars milieu.  Now, after climbing to the heights of having at one time 60+ tequilas, we have dramatically cut down on our … [Read more...]

Liberty to represent Seattle at Luxardo Cocktail Classic

Liberty Bar founder and co-owner Andrew Friedman won the Seattle spot and moved on to the national competition in San Francisco. Read more about it how he did after the jump. http://seattle.eater.com/archives/2012/10/22/seattle-bartenders-say-andrew-friedmans-second-place-finish. … [Read more...]

Liberty Monday Nights: Cocktails, Sushi, and a new Bartender in Town

Mondays Nights at Liberty … [Read more...]

Best Negronis in America

What an honor! Imbibe Magazine named us one of the Top 10 bars with the best Negronis in America! Stop in to try a classic Negroni with your favorite gin, our barrel aged Negroni, or maybe even our Negroni Swizzle (one of our personal favorites.) Who knows, maybe we'll even have a barrel aged Negroni Swizzle soon.... *hint*hint* … [Read more...]


The United States Bartenders’ Guild: A Bartenders’ Guild for Bartenders [Below, in this page is included additional information than what was already submitted with my USBG Candidate Form.] As president of the Washington State chapter of the USBG, I want to thank the previous administrations for taking us to where we are today.  When bartenders get together, what is created is an … [Read more...]

Seattle Eater

Liberty's Andrew Friedman Uses Unflappable Amiability   … [Read more...]

Seattle Magazine – Barrel Aged Cocktails

Local expert A.J. Rathbun finds the best barrel-aged cocktails at local bars for Seattle Magazine. … [Read more...]


Another wonderful post by Camper English, this time about our Antoine's Cocktails for FineCooking.com. … [Read more...]

Class Magazine

Have you seen Class Magazine?  It's easily the best magazine ever that is about all things Cocktails, and it was good to open the pages and see this story, written by Camper English about Seattle's Best Bars, and see our pals and especially ourselves in there. … [Read more...]

Innovation V.03: Buffalo Trace’s “One Tree Project”

This is part three of an ongoing series on Innovation In The Spirits Industry. V.01 was "Innovation In A Brand" about Knob Creek's single barrel. V.02, "Age Your Own Whiskey Kit" discussed the art & science in barrel-aging cocktails. Happily - innovation sleeps, but awakes when someone chooses to call for change. And, in Kentucky at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, they woke that … [Read more...]