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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Aladdin Gyro-Cery is a Mediterranean spot in the University District that serves delicious falafel and gyros.
Morsel is an all-day cafe in the University District that serves excellent biscuit creations.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka U-District
Our choice for Ramen in the University District is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
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King Street Bar & Oven
King Street Bar is an old sports bar in SoDo, and the fact that it’s in a basement makes it great to go into and not emerge until the Hawks win.
Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder is a seafood spot Downtown specializing in New England-style clam chowder.
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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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