If you dried out a new Sharpie marking your calendar with all of the dates when you have out-of-town guests visiting, you probably plan to spend a decent amount of time parading them around Pike Place. When everyone’s had their fill of looking at regurgitated wads of gum and sniffing raw halibut, head to Old Stove Brewing for a flight. It’s a massive waterfront space with mash tuns on display, plenty of communal picnic tables, and a menu of food pairings that aren’t all total grease traps - like manchego flatbreads, salads, and soft pretzels with Beecher’s dip.
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Pike Place is a vortex of food stands, restaurants, and bars. Here are the 34 best places the market has to offer.
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The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
Zig Zag Cafe
Zig Zag Cafe is a cocktail bar and restaurant Downtown that serves excellent Greek food.
Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
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Maslow’s By Farestart
Maslow’s By Farestart is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that’s perfect for a business lunch.
Flatstick Pub is a mini-golf bar in South Lake Union that serves bar snacks and pizza.
Shaker And Spear
Besides being in a highly attractive space, Shaker + Spear also has excellent seafood. It’s a great spot for a nicer group dinner in Belltown.
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Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
Von’s 1000 Spirits
Von’s 1000 Spirits is a fun restaurant with a massive bar, a mostly-American menu, and a spinning wheel that dictates drink specials.
Tankard & Tun
Tankard & Tun is a restaurant Downtown at Pike Place that serves beer from Pike Brewing Co. and upscale pub food.
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