Yes, the University District is a college town. But, maybe you’re not a college student, and your idea of a good time doesn’t involve choking down a blue slushie known as the “Adios, Motherf*cker.” Head to Floating Bridge, a lowkey brewery with tasty beer, hand shuffleboard, and a sweet collection of board games (they even have Codenames). You’d sooner find a couple of associate professors here than some rowdy fraternity brothers, and if you’re hungry, they have sandwiches from Brass Knuckle Bistro.
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Saigon Deli is a classic Vietnamese spot in the University District that serves pho and traditional banh mi.
Supreme is a great New York-style pizzeria in the University District. Get the garlic knots.
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Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
Westman’s Bagel and Coffee
Westman’s Bagel & Coffee is a sidewalk stand serving homemade bagels, cream cheese spreads, and breakfast sandwiches.
The Butcher’s Table
The Butcher’s Table is a steakhouse in South Lake Union that’s perfect for a special occasion lunch or dinner.
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Fremont Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing is one of the best places to have a beer outside in Seattle. They don’t have food, but you can bring in your own.
Peddler Brewing Company
Drinking beer and eating Mean Sandwich outside at Peddler is a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Ballard.
Old Stove Brewing Company
Old Stove Brewing Co. is a brewery Downtown that serves bar food like flatbreads and burgers.
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