Just a brisk five-minute walk around the corner from the Sodo light rail station is Derby, a restaurant/car club hybrid smack in the middle of an otherwise very quiet, industrial-looking neighborhood. You need to be a member of the car club to valet-park your Porsche in the adjoining showroom or use the private game room - but anyone, Porsche owner or not, can order a round of beers and some elevated pub food in the restaurant. Get some smoked brisket poutine with red eye gravy, or a BLT sandwich with avocado, extremely thick candied bacon, and garlic aioli.
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