Bait shop is part nautical bar, part tropical tiki joint, and you can add pineapple or bacon to anything on the menu of bar food hits. Make it a pit stop on a Cap Hill bar crawl, or grab a huge booth and spend the night playing Uno and passing around baskets of crispy fish and some of the best french fries in the city. As for drinks, the daily-rotating frozen cocktails make repeat visits exciting, and the painkiller (rum, pineapple, coconut, orange, nutmeg, and cinnamon) makes just about anything exciting.
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General Porpoise Coffee & Doughnuts
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The Whale Wins isn’t the best spot in Wallingford, but the veggie-focused menu is good for something light. And the patio is highly charming.
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Canon is the most-hyped cocktail bar in Seattle, and for good reason. For high-quality drinks in Capitol Hill, come here.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
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.
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