That one friend you know who owns a Sega Genesis is really getting sick of you showing up unannounced to play Mortal Kombat and eat all their Bugles. How to fix that: go to Georgetown Liquor Company, a musty dive bar with few redeeming qualities other than its three old-school consoles and massive library of game cartridges. Grab an on-tap sour beer and some vegetarian pub food, and rediscover how hard Donkey Kong Country actually is.
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Lowercase Brewing is a fun taproom with great homemade beer, light snacks, and board games.
Sisters And Brothers
Sisters & Brothers is a dive bar in Georgetown with Pac-Man and Nashville-style hot fried chicken.
El Sirenito is a tequila bar in Georgetown with somewhat mediocre Mexican food but good drinks.
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The Dane is an all day cafe in Ballard with espresso, beer, and snacks like Scandinavian sandwiches and charcuterie.
100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
If you think cider is lame, you’ve never been to Capitol Cider. It’s one of our favorite places for a casual hangout in Capitol Hill.
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New Luck Toy
New Luck Toy is a great bar in West Seattle with skee-ball, karaoke, tiki drinks, an explosion of decorations, and incredible Chinese food.
When you want a theme bar kind of night, go to Unicorn in Capitol Hill. You’ll find corndogs, arcade games, and a long list of crazy cocktails.
Garage is the ultimate party-time bar in Capitol Hill, with bowling, billiards, and an impressive lineup of bar snacks.
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