For half a century, and three generations of the Canlis family, this gorgeous restaurant has presided on a hill over Lake Union. It beckons the well-off, those looking for a romantic evening, or anyone celebrating a special event. The restaurant has won awards too numerous to list, and a renovation has made it all the better. The cuisine is based on fresh ingredients, with salmon, scallops and Dungeness crab topping the menu. Vegetables are locally grown, as are the wide array of fruits used in each beautifully presented dish. The restaurant has a 12,000-bottle wine cellar.
Bottlehouse is a chic, trendy wine bar with an assortment of diverse wines and tapas. If you are here for the first time, you could opt for the amazing wine and cheese flight or you could ask the bartender for recommendations. You also have the option to order wines on tap, by the bottle or the glass and a rotating menu of specials. The staff members are really passionate about their work and it’s easy to see this in the way they take care of the patrons in the restaurant. The upbeat atmosphere and the helpful, enthusiastic staff also make this wine bar a great place to host a private event or celebrate a special occasion.
A taste of New Orleans in the heart of Queen Anne, Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge is a refreshing addition to Seattle's culinary scene. The extensive menu features Louisiana Creole cuisine - an eclectic blend of European, Native American and Southern flavors. Generous portions of sumptuous seafood, charcuterie, meat preparations and interesting sides form the centerpiece of your dining experience and are best enjoyed with a drink or two from the well-stocked bar. Boasting one of the best happy hours in the country, creative cocktails like the Toulouse Hurricane or Katie-Mae deserve special mention. Ornate wrought-iron furniture and delightful ceiling-lamps against the floor-to-ceiling glass windows enhance its rustic appeal.
The 5 Point Cafe is a neighborhood dive bar and restaurant that offers sumptuous American comfort food, including roast beef sandwich, Cuban marinated pulled pork sandwich, burgers and homemade chili soup. This popular cafe is open day and night and is acclaimed as one of the best dive bars in the city due to its inexpensive prices and down-to-Earth atmosphere. The unpretentious decor has a few unusual twists, such as a moose head that's covered in bras or some risque Polaroids behind the bar. Make sure you check out the great deals during their Happy Hour.
Just look for the crocodile skin-patterned sign in the window and you'll have found this popular hangout. Part eclectic diner, part rock club, it draws people from all over to its location in chic Belltown. Famous rock stars that have Seattle roots have been known to play inexpensive, unannounced shows at this location. There is a full bar and a full menu of burgers like the Cajun Burger is especially popular.
Opened in 1993, this bar became a nightclub in 1998 by adding a dance floor, full bar and full menu. Here there's a typical bar atmosphere complete with pool tables, darts and pinball machines. The facility actually consists of four bars, two with DJs, and there's also a cafe and patio. The food is Cajun, and even when the kitchen is closed you can still order cold sandwiches and wraps.
Loulay Kitchen & Bar is located in Down-town Seattle and has a fresh new approach towards French Cuisine. The recipes served here are inspired from the knowledge that Chef Thierry Rauturea, also known as the "Chef in The Hat", received from his mother. The beautiful restaurant is tucked away in a private courtyard and has a wonderful, romantic charm. The food served is made from ingredients sourced from the Northwest Pacific and is impeccable in presentation and taste. They offer a collection of French wines served by the glass and also serve cocktails and beers.
This nightclub located in downtown Seattle has the city's biggest dance floor, spinning music from both national and local DJs. It has state of the art sound and light effects. The feel in the club ranges from eclectic to ethereal. It has a classy VIP room which overlooks the dance floor from the balcony level. This club is ideal for 20 somethings who like clubbing on a huge scale. Friday and Saturday nights are really alive when the huge dance floor opens up for the party goers.
Brimming over with a sophisticated crowd, Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is where you should be headed if you want to spend the evening in style. The cafe has multiple dining areas, bars and even a terrace for lounging. Enjoy the staple live music performances and laid back atmosphere while enjoying some great drinks and quality dishes. Whether you come here alone or bring some friends along, the friendly servers and buzzing atmosphere ensure you have a good time.
There's nothing better than a chilled beer and a game after a day of work! Sluggers Sports Bar is a great place to do just that! With more TVs than you can count, the screens are visible from anywhere. The place also offers some light eats like burgers and sandwiches. This bar is famous among the locals, so you will have to get here early to get a seat.
Moved to its current downtown location in 1985 and renovated in 1990, Seattle's premier jazz club brings artists of international standing, including the likes of Nancy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Cleo Laine. The dinner menu features a varied selection of Northwest and Mediterranean dishes. The well-rounded offerings feature seafood, grilled meats, and options for vegetarians. There's a full bar and a private room that holds 275.
One of Seattle's hottest gay bars, R Place serves up the good times. There are three levels here: first level has a bar area, second has some games like pool and darts, and the third level is where the real party is at (break out those killer dance moves). Music is mostly top 40's and the atmosphere is friendly and inclusive. If you're looking for strong drinks, groovy beats and parades of folks getting down on the dance floor, R Place won't disappoint.