tues, wed, thurs, sun 4 pm to 10 pm fri & sat 4 pm to 11pm | closed monday
21+ no minors | reservations recommended
uncovering the past
Tucked away in old town Bothell, a walkable neighborhood teaming with local art, culture and food, the artfully handcrafted krō bär has been reclaimed from the bones of Bothell’s historic hardware store in the Mohn building. The 16-foot-high tin ceilings, a hanging cat walk and the original wood floors were uncovered and restored.
The krō bär is an eclectic bar with a speakeasy vibe and a passion for spirits that nods to another era. There are a couple of local beers on tap, but the atmosphere at krō bär is inarguably one that is conducive to craft cocktails & wine. For a place this small, a menu of more than 25 gins is impressive. Feeling adventurous? Ask the mixologist to make you something to fit your mood. The krō bär provides a connection between fine spirits, food and friendly faces.
it began with a napkin
The krō bär brand was developed to recognize the epic nightly migration of nearly 16,0000 crows to Bothell while giving a whimsical nod to the historic roots of the original hardware store in the Mohn building. As a side note the definition of a Kro bar - is a public house, gathering place, a village pub in Danish.
The krō bär brand and interior design was a family collaboration to bring Scott's vision to life. Thanks to engineer father James and graphic artist sister Kristi, cake artist and partner of 24 yrs Brenda, as well as their daughter Quincy who sketched the logo on a napkin in 2018 at age 8.
owner - principal
A byproduct of Scott’s extensive travels across the globe for work in the tech industry is that he gets to immerse himself in a vast array of culinary experiences and indulge his passion for imbibing fine spirits in discrete locations.
His entrepreneurial spirit peaked when an opportunity arose on Main Street - in Bothell, WA - just down the road from his home. The dream to build a local bar began.
Scott's vision for the perfect craft cocktail bar included fresh, real ingredients, great service, top shelf offerings, and inventive, artistic, authentic drinks with a welcoming staff. A lot had to do with the environment: The feeling of being carried to another time, getting lost in a space, being treated well, paid attention to - but left alone just enough. Intimate, moody, and unpretentious. Something to talk about while leaving you anxious to come back, wanting to tell your friends, yet wanting to keep the secret to yourself…. krō bär will surprise you.
Scott hopes all will enjoy his nostalgic creativity, and desire for damn good drinks and delicious food.
Hailing from Boston and having spent over 13 years living in Florida, Cameron honed his skills as a mixologist while working at Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando as well as on property at multiple attractions at Walt Disney World for near 10 years. His passion and knowledge of spirits and wine is second to none and led to not only assisting in brewing and distilling, but also participating in and judging competitions around the country. He also has a YouTube channel where he teaches cocktail making and general spirits knowledge! Having a passion for travel, he got married in Dublin, Ireland and now resides locally with his wife Alexandria and their two dogs Roxie and Kora. Cameron looks forward to providing a Craft Cocktail experience for our guests that will promise to be both educational and exciting.
Dan is a Bothell native who has extensive knowledge and experience in kitchens throughout the greater Seattle area. His studies of culinary arts at Seattle Central College prepared him for an internship under Jason Franey at Canlis. Having worked for James Beard Award winner Jason Wilson at Crush and Miller’s Guild as a sous chef, his techniques were polished over time. Derived from his travels and discerning palate, you will notice strong influences of French, Vietnamese, and American styles in his dishes. He prides himself on using locally sourced seasonal ingredients and creating flavorful, unique while traditional dishes with just the right amount of salt. Dan is passionate about offering something for everyone and his food is sure to delight experienced palates. He and his wife Kathleen are Bothell residents and look forward to providing a wonderful experience to our guests