Knee-High Stocking Company is the least-touristy of all of the Seattle “speakeasies,” so that automatically makes it one of the best. Perfect for a birthday surprise, because it’s fun to lead the guest of honor to the random unmarked door they’ve definitely seen before and just thought lead to a gross laundromat or sad mother-in-law apartment. Make an online reservation, ring the doorbell, and some incredible cocktails and paintings of things like cherubs and madames await.
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Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
Kedai Makan is a Malaysian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves amazing food well worth the long wait times.
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Bellevue Brewing Company
Bellevue Brewing Company is a pretty standard taphouse in Bellevue with American pub food and homemade beer.
No Bones Beach Club
No Bones Beach Club is a tiki bar in Ballard with excellent vegan takes on beachside food.
You’ve probably walked by Shelter Lounge in Green Lake, but haven’t actually gone in. You should. It’s a great spot for day drinking or a casual date.
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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.
Herb & Bitter Public House
Herb & Bitter is a classier bar in Northern Cap Hill. The patio is great, and the tapas are good too.
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