The Helm

FREMONT's cocktail bar

Welcome to The Helm, located in the Center of the Universe at 119 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.

NOTE: The Helm is closed for private events for the remainder of 2017. Cheers!


The Helm

The Helm offers a vibrant and relaxed setting, perfect for sipping an after-work cocktail crafted with handmade ingredients, or an intimate evening out enjoying fresh, northwest cuisine. Located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood (aka The Center of the Universe), The Helm staff prides itself in creating inventive cocktails behind its century-old timber bartop and exquisite, Puget Sound-inspired meals from its open kitchen.


The Helm for Your Event

The Helm offers semi-private space for groups up to 20 guests to reserve the “Cove Room” for a celebration, meet-up or just a fun Happy Hour gathering after work. Or you can rent out the entire venue for your Company Party or Holiday Gathering.  The entire space accommodates up to 44 guests indoors. Rental rates are flexible and affordable to fit your needs and budget.

To inquire about reserving space for your event, Click on Contact and complete the form with your event details.

Craft cocktails, local artisan beer and a robust wine lineup fill the menu at The Helm: Fremont’s Cocktail Bar. Led by Manager and Executive Chef Travis Stewart, whose background features many of Seattle’s celebrated kitchens including Canlis restaurant, The Helm’s crew of mixologists are ready to prepare for you one of our dozen, inventive House Cocktails or create something unique from our full bar featuring more than 100 spirits, including unique and rare selections from around the world. All of our Food Menu items are prepared fresh in our open kitchen, offering dishes for every palette.

The Helm is founded by partners Phil Megenhardt and Andrea Drachler, both of Fremont’s Bold Hat Productions – producers of popular festivals Kirkland Uncorked, Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest, Fremont Oktoberfest and more.

The Helm is 21+ only. Dogs are welcome on our seasonal deck and patio.



The Bar

The Helm features Craft Cocktails, Beer, Cider, Wine & Boilermakers. Our online menu features our current lineup of Craft Cocktails. For a complete bar menu, visit us in Fremont!




The Kitchen

The Helm features fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Join us for Happy Hour, Wednesday – Friday, 4-6pm.


“This breezy Fremont hangout pours craft cocktails, beer and wine to pair with a seafood-centric small-plates menu. Wood furnishings and nautical decorative touches lend a cozy feel to the relaxed space, complete with a roomy deck underneath market lights.”


“Come for the curious imbibing, but stay for the snacks. While it’s easy to get lost in the broad strokes of the drink menu (cocktails, hefty beers, boilermakers, spirit flights), the food is laser focused: refined sailor grub… Chef Travis Stewart, formerly of Canlis, plates each dish as if it’s about to be set down on linen.”


“Nautically inspired without being over the top, The Helm impresses with inventive cocktails and well-designed Northwest bites. Summer is the perfect time to savor it all, as the patio doubles the available space. Facing the street as it does, the outdoor area is excellent for Fremont people-watching.”


“The Helm is a little converted house in Fremont, and it’s pretty cool inside. Between the nautical feel and the benches covered in pillows, it’s a great spot for frozen sangria and smoked tater tots with the gang or a date when you want to hear the other person.”


“The Helm is a tastefully themed nautical bar featuring Puget Sound-inspired small plates, many creative craft cocktails, and 8 rotational craft taps. This quaint, kitsch-free spot features items from the sea like oysters, Dungeness crab, scallops, and cured salmon, as well as some land-born specialties like creamy cauliflower soup and sweet Waldorf salad.”

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