Craft-cocktail impresario Evan Martin shakes up downtown Bellevue at Bar Code

“Top 100 Mixologist Internationally” according to Grand Marnier

By mid-October, Bellevue area residents and visitors will have another option for scratch-made cocktails and affordable snacks in a snug, welcoming setting in downtown. Soon to open Bar Code, is coming to the Ashton District, at street level in the Ten20 Tower Luxury Apartment building. Evan Martin, who is well known in the local and national hospitality community as a leader in the craft cocktail movement, most recently worked at Needle and Thread/Tavern Law in Seattle and Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee Bellevue, will be managing Bar Code. Evan has received accolades too numerous to mention, since he started bartending in 2009. One career high point is his original cocktail creation “Death in the South Pacific” that was named official drink of the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail Event in New Orleans, LA, which is the Tour de France of the cocktail world.

Evan has put together a contemporary cocktail list utilizing his knowledge of classic drinks and from scratch ingredients. Evan’s creations are balanced, thoughtfully-made beverages using the finest spirits, freshly pressed juices, house-made bitters and served in beautiful glassware and handsomely garnished. Bar Code will also feature local wines, tap beer and a food menu of flat breads, sandwiches, Panini, bar appetizers and salads. Northwest distilleries and wineries are high-lighted, every month Evan will feature a signature cocktail using a rotating local spirit and a flight of wines from a nearby winery.

Bar Code aims to be a friendly neighborhood establishment, where guests drop in a couple of times a week to try a new cocktail preparation, or order a favorite beverage and a medley of moderately priced dishes as a light meal.

1020 108th Street NE Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: 435-455-4278


  • Tuesday to Saturday-4 to close
  • Saturday & Sunday-Brunch coming soon
  • Closed Monday

Happy Hour-Special All Night Drink & Food Menu
Live Music on Weekends-starting later this fall

Available for Private Events and buyouts

Parking: Street Parking and sizable complimentary retail parking garage under Ten20 Building, accessed from NE 11th Avenue on the north end of Ten20 complex.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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