Chances are, your out-of-town guests decide to visit during the summer, because they heard the entire city looks like that tsunami scene from The Day After Tomorrow unless it’s June or July. That’s not true, of course. You’d never see Jake Gyllenhaal in Seattle. Regardless, if your guests are here, and it’s hot and sunny, you should make a reservation at The Nest. It’s a rooftop bar at the top of the Thompson Hotel Downtown, and the view of the waterfront might make someone gasp emphatically. It’s also a good excuse to dress up a little in a city that otherwise wears beanies year-round. Order a few cocktails and take in the sun while you can.
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