The Duchess is a dive bar that’s one of the few places in Seattle where dogs are allowed inside. Which means it’s great for when sitting outside isn’t in the cards. Here you’ll find pool tables, UW alumni watching sports, and fried bar snacks that are probably coming from freezer bags but are exactly what you want with pitchers of beer. And, even though grilled chicken at a dive bar sounds like a last resort, theirs is very tasty.
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Salare is an American spot in Ravenna that works well for certain situations, but isn’t as good as its sister restaurant, Junebaby.
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Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
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Raconteur in Seward Park is part restaurant and part bookstore, with good bar food and great first date potential.
King Street Bar & Oven
King Street Bar is an old sports bar in SoDo, and the fact that it’s in a basement makes it great to go into and not emerge until the Hawks win.
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