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It’s true: drinking inside Optimism will make you look on the brighter side—flights on flights of homemade beer will do that to you. Don’t come here looking for a basil-beet-dragonfruit-infused sour ale—Optimism is about simple, classic stuff. Grab a long table with your crew next to the mountain range of steel beer-making tanks, have a bite from the daily-rotating food truck, and Saturday afternoon is officially excellent. If, after all that, you still see your glass as half-empty, it just means you need to sip the rest and order another one.

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The Secret Patios Of Seattle

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The Best Seattle Bars For Your Birthday

It’s your party and you can cry if you want to. But if you go to one of these spots, hopefully you won’t.

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