COCKTAILS • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • ART • GOOD TIMES
4PM - 2AM
ENTRANCE IN THE ALLEY
2219 4TH AVE
SEATTLE, WA 98121
Cottontail is Belltown's newest cocktail bar from Jessica Gifford, who also brought the Belltown neighborhood gems you know, love, and mourn, including Bathtub Gin, Lava Lounge, Rabbit Hole, Mr. Darcy's, and The Bear & The Bee.
Located in the former iconic Seattle laundromat, cafe, bar, and music venue, Sit & Spin, Cottontail is an alley entrance speakeasy featuring spirited cocktails, local art, entertainment, and good times.
The History of 2219 4th Ave.
Built in 1924, our building located at 2219 4th Ave, has seen a lot of Seattle's history.
THE SIT & SPIN
Seattle's only laundromat/cafe/neighborhood watering hole/art gallery/music venue, The Sit & Spin, was at the heart of Seattle's music scene in the 90s and early 2000s, hosting iconic bands like The White Stripes, Mudhoney, The Posies, and Modest Mouse, just to name a few. Even Macklemore performed there (and named dropped the venue in his song, "The Town"), before he was known as Macklemore, in 2000 with the group Elevated Elements. Other notable events include a raid by Seattle Police Department in 1999 during the WTO Protests, Mike Musburger last show with The Fastbacks in 2001, a Sun City Girls Live Album recording in 2002, and a lot more. Experience a live show at The Sit & Spin by checking out this recording of Seattle-band The Green Pajamas set in 1999 recorded to a boombox or this video of Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States) jumping on stage during a set by Quadrajets in 1999.
Check out the photo gallery below of The Sit & Spin before it closed in 2003.
Spitfire Sports Bar
Spitfire Sports Bar moved into the building at 2219 4th ave sometime after The Hideaway (dates are fuzzy), offering a Mexican-inspired menu and a less bro-centric place to catch sports on their many TVs.
in Pinxto relocated into the building at 2219 4th ave in 2017, offering Spanish tapas until it closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Cottontail logo and handpainted sign by Zach Rockstad.
Cottontail now occupies the back half of the former Sit & Spin location (enter through the alley), offering creative cocktails, local art, live entertainment, and more. Plans are in the works to open the front half of the space as a cafe/community workspace during the day and a entertainment venue in the evening.