Dead Line

Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen

Pioneer Square - Seattle

Our Story

Dead Line was born of our team’s passion for service, elevated cocktails and local, seasonal cuisine!

Our cross-street, Yesler Way, was historically known as ‘the dead line’ separating the privileged north of the city from the poverty and vice to the south.

 Our name represents the space where all walks of life interacted; grim reality and humility entwined with privilege and opulence. This contrast underlies our mission – Provide an environment of elegance and class while maintaining authenticity and respect for Pioneer Square’s past and present.

Deadline Seatle entrance

Menu

Happy Hour 3-6pm Daily

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Events and Private Parties

Whether a small birthday gathering over drinks or a fully catered dinner with a customized food and drink menu for a large party, Dead Line has flexible space, food/drink options and fee programs that allow you to create the special environment you seek for your event and within a reasonable budget!

  • Parties up to 35 or full lounge buyouts up to 100
  • Customizable music
  • Menu planning and creation
  • Dedicated servers and/or bartender options

What Our Guests Have to Say

First time here tonight. Had a nice meal and the staff was super friendly and dialed in. I had the chicken sandwich, it wasn’t spicy which is what I was hoping for but it was good. My partner had the pork and said it was outstanding.
Heather Metz DeRosier
Heather Metz DeRosier
04:04 12 Jul 24
CJ Williamson
CJ Williamson
00:14 07 Jul 24
Willow B
Willow B
17:07 05 Jul 24
Cool cocktail bar! I didn’t give their food a fair chance but everything looked delicious. My cocktail was super balanced and delicious. I loved the vibe in there and would highly recommend.
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett
01:18 29 Jun 24
Happy hour is a good deal. Food came fast and staff was very courteous
Gregory M
Gregory M
23:42 23 Jun 24
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Dead Line, and it exceeded all expectations! From the moment we walked in, the service was top-notch--attentive,...
Billy D.
Billy D.
14:43 28 Apr 24
I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars. If you're in Seattle and you haven't visited Dead Line, you're missing out on an experience of a life...
Stephon V.
Stephon V.
18:37 13 Feb 24
Came in for dinner and cocktails and loved the ambiance and decor. Saw about 5 tables of people on dates so very intimate and romantic.The bar has a...
Katie N.
Katie N.
22:53 02 Feb 24
We so enjoyed our late dinner. They were so attentive and friendly with each of us. The fun feel and nice atmosphere made us feel right at home....
Kenneth J.
Kenneth J.
21:21 08 Jan 24
A hidden Pioneer Square gem! Been here on multiple occasions for date night and double date night. Nice, intimate place with great food and amazing...
Angel A.
Angel A.
21:40 05 Dec 23
Fantastic every time!! Can't recommend enough!! Chef is awesome! Ambiance can't be beat!!
Lance H.
Lance H.
14:37 10 Sep 23
Found this cute hidden gem while on a business trip with coworkers. A lot of restaurants close early in downtown but this was one of the few open later. We...
Lydia T.
Lydia T.
19:28 08 Sep 23
To be completely honest, we didn't intend to dine at Dead Line, but Damn the Weather was too busy to seat us before our Sounder's match and I'm so glad...
Amanda A.
Amanda A.
15:05 06 Sep 23
A real gem. Cocktails (Paloma,Pisco Sour) and Sangria were exceptional. The appetizers were creative and came in healthy portions. The atmosphere was...
P T.
P T.
09:29 22 Jul 23
Absolutely amazing! The atmosphere is great! Only to be outdone by the bartender/mixologist (Martin) and the unique/delicious cocktails! Every drink on...
Dan F.
Dan F.
17:45 12 Jul 23
Had a great time dining here at Deadline! The food was really good, we had the ceviche, feijoada, and the warm brownie. The service was also very nice with...
Kayla S.
Kayla S.
13:45 06 Jun 23
I recently dined at Dead Line, and let me tell you, it was absolutely fantastic! The food there deserves a solid 5-star rating. The moment I stepped in, the...
Daniel B.
Daniel B.
22:07 24 May 23
This bar was so cool!! The ambiance of it was definitely worth taking in. The decor was the coolest ever, almost modern but retro at the same time.The...
Derrick M.
Derrick M.
18:37 19 Mar 23
Place is good very busy but also classic love the food! And i love how the server were kind to take good care of us
Moniquea H.
Moniquea H.
20:11 26 Feb 23
Went to dead line for the first time for a quick cocktail before valentines dinner. Martin made me some off the menu drinks and did not disappoint. The...
Molly S.
Molly S.
19:50 14 Feb 23
If you're looking for a classy spot with great quality in Pioneer square this is your spot. The photos really give a good idea of the ambiance.We arranged...
Kaelin C.
Kaelin C.
09:55 18 Nov 22
Wow! This place was wonderful! I went there yesterday for a private party. It was my friend 32 birthday. We hand a wonderful time we all dressed up in...
Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.
18:51 16 Oct 22
Now this place is such a hidden gem! My friend and I were originally just going to get drinks next door but we saw happy hour and we thought why not? We...
Kathy L.
Kathy L.
16:28 12 Sep 22
Came here for a first date, I wish I remembered the waitress's name (maybe Kaylie?) but she was amazing! I let her know it was a first date and she checked...
Shelby C.
Shelby C.
17:03 10 Sep 22
My hiking friend and I recently visited Seattle and ate at Dead Line. We were drawn into the place by the cool vibe, but were delighted by the effervescent...
Cathy H.
Cathy H.
08:21 18 Aug 22
Came here for brunch as I was waiting for check in time at my hotel. The burger was a poem (I opted for both the bacon AND avocado), the cocktails were...
Lauren Y.
Lauren Y.
21:47 14 Aug 22
One of my absolute favorite bars in Seattle. It is really a hidden gem that is a must visit!
Heather W.
Heather W.
12:22 27 Jul 22
Gave me the best crispy chicken sandwich I've ever had. They combined familiar comfort food with gourmet touches and it was fantastic. Didn't like the fries...
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
17:34 31 May 22
It doesn't have to be a ball game to come here! Love love love this place! Best place to come while in SeaTown! Food and Drinks AMAZING! Thank you For...
Deanna W.
Deanna W.
22:16 22 Apr 22
My husband and I made it through winter thanks to Dead Line. A cozy, intimate space in historic Pioneer Square, with original brick texture and a welcoming...
Melody S.
Melody S.
11:00 03 Apr 22
The service here is unmatched! Got a full tour of the restaurant and their wonderful event spaces. The aesthetics of the restaurant are exceptional and a...
Jack F.
Jack F.
19:42 13 Feb 22
Went here for valentines day and it exceeded my expectations!! Staff was amazing, food was amazing I would highly recommend for anyone looking for an event...
Abigail W.
Abigail W.
19:41 13 Feb 22
Another amazing night here at Dead Line. My boyfriend and I came her to celebrate Valentine's Day a bit early. Dev, Alan and another bartender took very...
Shelbi G.
Shelbi G.
23:25 11 Feb 22
Really cute place to go for cocktails with surprisingly ample seating! (More on the second level and in the back room that you might not be able to see in...
Erin H.
Erin H.
10:40 24 Jan 22
Didn't know Deadline existed until I came here with some coworkers. I am not sure I'm cool enough to hang here tho 😉 It's very dark and mysterious...
Kristin W.
Kristin W.
11:31 23 Dec 21
Alec has been a treat. He was prompt and speedy with our party's orders. Jim kept the candles lit. He was punctual and inviting when we entered the...
Michael A.
Michael A.
21:58 17 Dec 21
Had the best experience here. Dev the bar manager was amazing. Kept coming with amazing drinks. The food there was amazing as well. Can't wait to got back....
Shelbi G.
Shelbi G.
22:12 10 Dec 21
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