Picture a Dave & Busters, only the drinks are better, every game is free to play, and there are no children running around sword-fighting with chicken fingers. This is Art Marble 21. They have skee-ball, ping pong, air hockey, that basketball game that’s impossible to win, and a few arcade-style racing games. The food and service aren’t great, but you’re here to play table tennis and drink beer.
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Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
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Bottle & Bull
Bottle and Bull is a gastropub in Kirkland with small plates, craft cocktails, and great date night potential.
Monster Dog is a hot dog cart in Capitol Hill with a chaotic line on the weekends and the best Seattle dog in town.
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When you want a theme bar kind of night, go to Unicorn in Capitol Hill. You’ll find corndogs, arcade games, and a long list of crazy cocktails.
Rhein Haus is your stereotypical biergarten in Capitol Hill, and it’s great. There’s a patio, glass boots for beer, and comically large pretzels.
Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern is a bar in South Lake Union with good food, boozy jello shots, and shuffleboard. It’s hard to have a bad night here.
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