May 11, 2018
Nordstrom in Bellevue Square now boasts its own cocktail bar, a smart drinking den called Habitant, up on the second floor, the spot where you used to go for lunch and coffee, Now you can go for a well-mixed cocktail. The back bar is stocked with local spirits and the drinks list includes a Nor’easter, a bourbon-laced take on the Moscow Mule. We were also taken with a blueberry lavender martini, and even more so, with the Smoke and Heat, a kicky mix of mezcal and jalapeno syrup. If the bar is a hit they might roll it out in other branches – fortunately there’s one sure way of making that a reality. Shopping and cocktails – we like it.