Stampede Cocktail Club has a lot going on. On first glance, it looks slightly old-fashioned, but then you turn a corner and a T-Rex head mounted on floral wallpaper is staring you in the face (quick, someone get Jeff Goldblum in here). It’s wacky and fun and they serve excellent cocktails alongside steamed dumplings from Little Ting’s. Do dim sum with a date while sipping things like a fresh blueberry mule or a riff on a passionfruit-pineapple margarita. Just make sure beforehand that Jurassic Park didn’t give your date nightmares.
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Lucky’s Pho is a bare-bones Fremont spot for pho, banh mi, and other Vietnamese classics (with the exception of the banh mi tacos).
The Masonry is a wood-fired pizza spot in Fremont with a large beer selection and excellent meatballs.
Swel in Fremont is a slightly upscale Italian spot where you’ll want to focus on the flatbread pizzas.
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Plenty Of Clouds
Plenty Of Clouds is a Sichuan restaurant in Capitol Hill that has a full bar and serves excellent dumplings.
New Luck Toy
New Luck Toy is a great bar in West Seattle with skee-ball, karaoke, tiki drinks, an explosion of decorations, and incredible Chinese food.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
Din Tai Fung is a popular dumpling empire that originated in Taiwan and is now Downtown. Good luck getting a table.
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Dough Zone Dumpling House is a great spot for Chinese dumplings and noodles in the International District.
Bottlehouse is a wine bar inside a retrofitted home, and it’s a great place to get some cheese and pretend to be classy in Madrona.
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