A Fine Drinking Establishment

When A’Town Bistro opened in 2011, the cocktail revolution was already in full swing. Owner (then bar manager) Timothy Moffitt was excited to bring the revolution to Anacortes. He set out to revitalize Anacortes’ love for classic cocktails and introduce new ones along the way. As a result, A’Town Bistro has cultivated an outstanding bar scene complete with a seasonal, staff-created cocktail menu that rivals any big-city bar.

Staffers have immersed themselves in the cocktail culture and enjoy the creative freedom to develop cocktails. They’ve naturally started taking on roles—one makes syrups and bitters, another creates shrubs, yet another, salts. Four of the bartenders have taken BarSmarts, the leading online bar education program. The result of this freedom to explore has resulted in colorful cocktails like “The Hahn,” made with Suntory Whisky Toki, honey syrup, lemon and Korean Red Pepper; and “The Harry Nilsson,” made with Citizen Gin, Coco Lopez, lime, fresh basil, Amargo Chuncho Bitters, and soda.

Good ingredients, fresh-squeezed juices, house made syrups and having a staff that cares is what makes this bar rise to the top. Time and attention to detail contributes to the stellar experience you’ll have while sitting at the bar. I know. I’ve sat at their bar many times. I’m never afraid to say, “Make me something new.” It certainly doesn’t hurt that A’Town has an incredible, locally-sourced menu that is paired with the bar menu. Makes ordering a second cocktail a little easier.



House Specialty Drink

Avenue A:

Whiskey, Aperol, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

Best Seat in the House:

At the end of the bar, where you can watch the kitchen staff and the bartender work.


A-Town Bistro
418 Commercial Ave., Anacortes
360.899.4001 | atownbistro.com

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"Good ingredients, fresh-squeezed juices, house made syrups and having a staff that cares is what makes this bar rise to the top."