East Trading Company
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East Trading Company sounds like it could be a store, which makes sense because it kind of is. In addition to serving Chinese Zodiac-themed drinks, the bar in Capitol Hill has a gift shop with Japanese snacks for sale. If you consider shopping to be an activity, it’s fun to peruse through everything while sipping on your Tiger (kind of like a smoky Old Fashioned), Sheep (with pisco, absinthe and paprika), or Rooster (an Aperol spritz with butterfly pea flower tea). And if you don’t like shopping, there’s also a Galaga machine.
Replacing Sun Liquor’s Pike Street location, East Trading Co. is a cocktail spot that serves horoscope-themed drinks and bar snacks like kalbi short ribs and Taiwanese popcorn chicken. If you’re a Libra, good luck deciding between all of the options.