Baker’s is a nice neighborhood bar in Sunset Hill where you should go if you want to impress a date. They have a cozy L-shaped marble counter and a friendly staff considering how busy it gets. You might have to cram in a random corner or listen to the conversations of six different people around you, but coming here makes for an exciting night out. We’re big fans of The Ultimate Ninja cocktail, which has tequila, lemon, blackberry, sage, and ginger beer.
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Pestle Rock is a casual Thai spot in Ballard serving stuff you won’t find anywhere else in town. Come when you want something other than pad Thai.
Reuben’s Brews in Ballard has 24 beers on tap, and a rotating food truck on the weekends.
When you want barbecue in Ballard, head to Bitterroot. Start with the jalapeño hushpuppies and then go for the brisket.
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Redhook Brewlab is a taproom in Capitol Hill with American bar food and wood-fired pizzas.
Linda’s has a big back patio, taxidermy, arcade machines, and a fun crowd at all times. If you’re in Cap Hill, this is a mandatory bar crawl spot.
Jeepney is a takeout window in Capitol Hill that serves delicious Filipino street food in slider and loaded potato form.
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Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
Bottlehouse is a wine bar inside a retrofitted home, and it’s a great place to get some cheese and pretend to be classy in Madrona.
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