Like beer? like big mugs? Like big mugs full of beer? Well there’s only one thing left to do – dock at the sloop tavern.
Looking for a bar where you can’t tell whether that salty smell is coming from the Puget Sound or the elder gentlemen smiling at you? You are! Friend, I would like to introduce to the grittiest tavern in town – The Sloop.
Enjoy fresh cocktails and zesty eats in this happenin’ South Lake Union destination.
So fresh and so clean. Shiny, new, bright, but most of all – delicious. These are my favorite adjectives when describing South Lake Union’s Cactus offering, a vibrant space in the heart of Amazon’s jungle.
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.
Cross the bridge for good times at this beachfront hot spot.
With the weather dominating both sides of Lake Washington, requiring all those living in Seattle proper and abroad to test our sense of humor and backbones in this grey winter, it’s nice to see an eatery like the Beach Café in Kirkland having a bit of fun.
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.
Because we need friendly dives like this one, and they need us.
On top of Queen Anne, there’s a little place named Targy’s Tavern that I’ve been drawn to for the past few years. More often than not, I guiltily find myself bypassing community hotspots like Paragon and Potrage and traveling a bit further west to Targy’s grey, nondescript facade.
McMenamins’ Cap Hill location offers cheap eats and frothy ale.
Do you ever have one of those, “I’ve always walked by that place and never gone in,” moments? I get it. It’s raining outside and you don’t want to travel far, so just go to the usual spot and be done with it. Well, for people who live on Capitol Hill, own a car or can afford cab fare, consider Happy Hour at