With expansive booths and pizza toppings, Belltown’s #1 pizza kitchen always delivers.

First Avenue in Belltown is ripe with options for a post work cocktail or snack, but only one does it best with a pie propped atop a formidable stand.  Having lived in the vicinity of Belltown Pizza for a few years, I’m keenly aware when it comes to the art of dough, cheese, and toppings, no one does it better among the high rise condos.  

This old school Ballard hangout is sure to deliver for eats, drinks, and the game.

Am I partial because The Loft is an official Gonzaga bar?  Absolutely.  That aside, there’s never a shortage of non-zags in the multi-floor, multi-tooled hangout on the southern end of the Ballard Avenue.  The Loft’s bottom line is a good time, whether it be shuffelboard, pool, darts, or breakfast at 6am on St. Paddys day.

Find a bit of Los Angeles (and tiki) at the Hill’s newest cantina.

Isn’t it always nice when parents say, “Listen, my occupation has givin me and this family a lovely life.  That being said, I do not want this for you.” Lucky for us, Mari Tiscareno Lee and husband, Walter, didn’t listen, so after years of service in a law firm and the military respectfully, opened Chinos this winter, following their parental sets into the volatile world of restaurants.

The hunt is over — great drinks and grub await you at this taxidermy paradise.

Dark, dank, and filled with animal heads.  Your grandfather’s study?  Well, maybe (probably), but also Smith on 15th Avenue atop Capitol Hill.  To expect a shiny, bright menu would be to contradict the mounted deer on the wall, and therefore — does not exist.  The void is simply filled with delectable, instinctual, indulgent eats and complimentary cocktails.  Just like the doctor (or taxidermist) ordered.

A choice, locally-sourced bivalve joins the celebrated bistro’s HH line-up.

As Seattle’s temperamental weather system does everything it can to keep us numb and cold, we must seek our rick flavors in order to keep winter moving right along. Luckily, Bastille Café & Bar aims to please your palette with its newest Happy Hour addition: fresh oysters ($1 each), courtesy of Washington’s own Hama Hama Oyster Company.