The Duchess is a dive bar that’s one of the few places in Seattle where dogs are allowed inside. Which means it’s great for when sitting outside isn’t in the cards. Here you’ll find pool tables, UW alumni watching sports, and fried bar snacks that are probably coming from freezer bags but are exactly what you want with pitchers of beer. And, even though grilled chicken at a dive bar sounds like a last resort, theirs is very tasty.
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Salare is an American spot in Ravenna that works well for certain situations, but isn’t as good as its sister restaurant, Junebaby.
Junebaby is the first restaurant in Seattle to serve upscale Southern food - the good news is that it delivers.
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
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Raconteur in Seward Park is part restaurant and part bookstore, with good bar food and great first date potential.
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.
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