Yes, the University District is a college town. But, maybe you’re not a college student, and your idea of a good time doesn’t involve choking down a blue slushie known as the “Adios, Motherf*cker.” Head to Floating Bridge, a lowkey brewery with tasty beer, hand shuffleboard, and a sweet collection of board games (they even have Codenames). You’d sooner find a couple of associate professors here than some rowdy fraternity brothers, and if you’re hungry, they have sandwiches from Brass Knuckle Bistro.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
Cedars In University District
Cedars In University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka U-District
Our choice for Ramen in the University District is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
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Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
Redhook Brewlab is a taproom in Capitol Hill with American bar food and wood-fired pizzas.
Lot No. 3
Lot No. 3 is a fun gastropub in Bellevue with whiskey cocktails and classy bar snacks.
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Fremont Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing is one of the best places to have a beer outside in Seattle. They don’t have food, but you can bring in your own.
Peddler Brewing Company
Drinking beer and eating Mean Sandwich outside at Peddler is a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Ballard.
Old Stove Brewing Company
Old Stove Brewing Co. is a brewery Downtown that serves bar food like flatbreads and burgers.
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