Olaf’s is so much more than somewhere to wait to get into Rupee Bar next door. It’s also a place to drink, play pinball, and eat some great food. They have the usual suspects, like pretzels with beer cheese, hot wings, and burgers, along with some exciting surprises like clams steamed in a coconut red curry sauce, and corn dogs with a cilantro-jalapeño-infused cornbread batter. If you’re with friends who want to hang out at a dive but don’t necessarily want something fried, bring them here.
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You know Paseo, but Un Bien is where you want to be. It’s where the old owners work now, and the Caribbean sandwiches in Ballard are the city’s best.
The sister bar to Walrus & The Carpenter, Barnacle is one of the coolest places in Ballard to have a cocktail. There are some small plates, too.
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The Nest is a Downtown rooftop bar at the top of Hotel Thompson. Expect expensive drinks and a fantastic view.
At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
Finn MacCool’s is an iconic University District bar that’s usually full of college students.
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Bait shop is part nautical bar, part tropical tiki joint, and it’s one of the best places to spend a night in Capitol Hill.
Pacific Inn Pub
Pacific Inn is a pub in Fremont that serves delicious fried seafood and has a patio.
Loretta’s Northwesterner is a dive bar in South Park with a cool backyard and a delicious burger.
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