Hotel Albatross is a good move if your friends are generally fun people. And because we have faith in you and your friends, that means it’s a good move for pretty much anyone. It’s the kind of place you’d expect a ska band to either perform at or sing about, and they serve a tiki cocktail in a volcano bowl lit on fire. Everyone will be able to find something from the Mexican-Korean-Vietnamese-fusion menu, but you’ll want to consider the “Totcho Eruption,” which is six pounds of loaded tater tots, no regrets, and never looking at your friends the same way after you all destroy it.
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Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
Cycle Dogs is a vegan food truck, parked permanently at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard, serving meatless hot dogs that are actually good.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Flatstick Pub is a mini-golf bar with Mexican food in Pioneer Square that will accommodate your friends, your dogs, and your thirst for good beer.
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There’s a lot of good Mexican in Seattle, but Mezcaleria Oaxaca in Capitol Hill also has an excellent rooftop.
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.
Tamarind Tree serves excellent Vietnamese food in the International District, best enjoyed on the patio for a low-key lunch.
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