Seattle's top 5 bars to visit now

Rocco's | Photo: Dante Q./Yelp

Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

Consumers in the Seattle area tend to spend more in December at bars and lounges than any other month of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of online reputation management and email automation for small businesses. Daily spending at Seattle-area bars and lounges rose to $66,367 for the metro area in December of last year, 11% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Mamma Melina Ristorante + Pizzeria

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First on the list is Mamma Melina Ristorante + Pizzeria. Located at 5101 25th Ave. NE (between Blakeley and 54th streets) in the University District, the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, is the highest-rated bar in Seattle, boasting four stars out of 651 reviews on Yelp.

2. Ha!

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Next up is Fremont's Ha!, situated at 4256 Fremont Ave. North. (between 43rd Street and Motor Place). With four stars out of 211 reviews on Yelp, the bar, which offers comfort food and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. 8oz Burger & Co

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8oz Burger & Co, a bar that offers burgers and salads in First Hill, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,604 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1401 Broadway (between Union and Pike streets) to see for yourself.

4. HoneyHole Sandwiches

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Over in First Hill, check out HoneyHole Sandwiches, which has earned four stars out of 1,376 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bar, which offers sandwiches and more, at 703 E. Pike St. (between Harvard and Boylston avenues).

5. Rocco's

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And then there's Rocco's, a Belltown favorite with four stars out of 1,349 reviews. Stop by 2228 Second Ave. (between Bell and Blanchard streets) to hit up the bar, which offers pizza and more, next time the urge strikes.

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