Main Content

Proud to Serve our
Northwest Neighbors

Bartell Drugs has been a locally-owned, Seattle-based company since 1890. That’s right, 130 years and counting. We’re passionate about serving our customers, supporting the health and wellness needs of our community, and showcasing on our shelves over 150 local partners, all made right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Treating Washington Well Since 1890

Bartell Drugs began in Seattle, WA in 1890 when a roguish 21-year-old pharmacist named George H. Bartell Sr. purchased a small pharmacy in Seattle’s Central District. From there, he built his business from a foundation of exceptional customer service, providing a personalized pharmacy experience, and offering innovative products and services. This combination allowed Bartell, his children, and grandchildren to successfully grow and shape the business to the 67 stores and pharmacy locations it is today.

Timeline

George Bartell, Bartell Drugs founder

1890

George Bartell Sr. founded Bartell Drugs in Seattle’s Central District

 

Photo Services at Bartell Drugs

1919

Film development and photo services became available

 

1925

Bartell Drugs opens its 10th location, our Wallingford store still standing strong on 45th St.

 

Candy Shoppe at Bartell Drugs

1930

Bartell’s Candy Kitchen successfully makes and produces chocolates and treats to sell to customers

 

Soda Fountain at Bartell Drugs

1935

Bartell’s opens up its Soda Fountain, serving lunch, beverages and ice-cream at its famous Triangle Store

 

George Bartll Jr.

1956

After the passing of Bartell’s founder, his son George Bartell Jr. continues his father’s legacy

 

Jean Bartell-Barber, George D. Bartell

1990

George Bartell Jr. passes the business onto his son George D. Bartell. Three years later, his daughter, Jean Bartell-Barber, also joins the company

 

Flu Shots given at Bartell's starting 2001

2001

The first of many flu shots are given by Bartell pharmacists

 

Bartell's first Travel Clinic in Redondo

2003

Bartell’s first Travel Clinic opens; today we’re chain-wide!

 

Growler Stations Bartell Drugs

2009

Bartell’s installs growler fills at select Bartell locations around town.

 

Kathi Lentzsch Bartell's CEO

2018

Kathi Lentzsch joins Bartell Drugs as their CEO and President

 

About Us Celebrating 130 Years 1890 - 2020

130 Years

Bartell’s celebrates its 130th Anniversary serving the Pacific Northwest

 

Our Brand Values

Bartell Drugs About Us Local Products

LOCAL

As a local business based in Seattle, WA, we love supporting other local businesses. In fact, you can find over 3,000 PNW made products represented by 150 suppliers on our shelves!

Bartell Drugs About Us Service

SERVICE

Our friendly staff is committed to making your shopping experience a positive one, whether you’re looking for a specific item, exploring our aisles for something new or picking up a prescription.

Bartell Drugs About Us Pharmacy Health and Wellness

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Come see one of our trusted pharmacists for your prescriptions as well as an impressive list of services including travel consultations, immunizations, and health screenings. They can also address any questions you have about our over-the-counter items.

Bartell Drugs About Us Community Service

COMMUNITY

Bartell’s cares about giving back to the greater Seattle community. Through September 2020, we’ve raised over $250,000 to support local food pantries, seniors during the COVID pandemic, and children and families as they head back to school.

Bartell's Delivers!

Get same-day delivery* on your Bartell favorites!
*Powered by Instacart.

SHOP NOW
X