It’s always a good sign when you walk into a bar and there’s an indoor firepit. Über Tavern is a cozy bar with, yes, an indoor firepit, and bartenders who might ask you to speak quietly because they’re hungover. The whole place doubles as a bottle shop, so you can take a six-pack home and scream as loud as you want.
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Retreat is a coffee shop and bar that serves American small plates and overlooks Green Lake.
You’ve probably walked by Shelter Lounge in Green Lake, but haven’t actually gone in. You should. It’s a great spot for day drinking or a casual date.
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The Masonry is a wood-fired pizza spot in Fremont with a large beer selection and excellent meatballs.
Chuck’s Hop Shop
Drinking at Chuck’s Hop Shop in Central District feels like drinking in your friend’s garage, and it’s great. Hit up the food truck if you get hungry.
Optimism Brewing Company
You won’t find a basil-beet-dragonfruit-infused sour ale at Optimism in Capitol Hill. This is a great bar that about simple, classic stuff.
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