70 "Action at the Bar" restaurants in Seattle.
Action at the bar means you can sit down next to a stranger, start talking, then find yourselves doing karaoke in K-Town at 3am. But these are also places where you can people-watch (and eat) by yourself the whole night.
New Luck Toy is a great bar in West Seattle with skee-ball, karaoke, tiki drinks, an explosion of decorations, and incredible Chinese food.
FlintCreek Cattle Co. is a slightly upscale restaurant in Greenwood with excellent steaks and a Happy Hour burger worth traveling for.
Bottle and Bull is a gastropub in Kirkland with small plates, craft cocktails, and great date night potential.
Bastille is a French spot in Ballard that’s romantic enough for a date, but also works for a solo meal at the bar or group dinner.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
Supreme is a West Seattle pizzeria with New York-style pies and slices, plus boozy slushies and excellent garlic knots.
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.
Entering Brouwer’s is like stepping into a Medieval Times in Fremont, but with much better food and less jousting. Come for a birthday dinner.
Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Tavern Hall is a great happy hour spot in Bellevue with hand shuffleboard and really good nachos.
Tipsy Cow is a good place for people who want great beer with their great burger.
List is a dimly-lit, night club-esque date night spot in Belltown. It has decent Italian food, though you’ll have to wait a while for a table.
Resonate is a brewery in Bellevue with Roman-style pizzas and great beers on tap.
Rumba is a great Capitol Hill substitute for a tropical vacation - island vibes, Caribbean/Mexican/Argentinian snacks, and flaming tiki drinks.