Shorty’s is one of the most iconic bars in the city, and it’s where to go if you’re a wizard with two ball flippers and immune to the annoyance of excessive neon lights. This is a pinball bar that serves strong whiskey sours and Chicago-style hot dogs to keep you going as you explore the rows on rows of vintage and new-school machines.
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Shiro’s in Belltown will serve you some seriously great sushi - with no pretense, and no distractions.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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Bing’s is a brunch staple in Madison Park. Whether you’re coming for a bachelorette party or a low-key breakfast, it will get the job done.
Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
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At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
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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