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.
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.
A series of brewers have tried their luck with this West Seattle Junction location. This latest opened here in 1997 and attempts to broaden its appeal by catering to families and hip urbanites. The decor favors brass, and the smoking section's location upstairs with the pool tables keeps the air fresher downstairs. The pub has 10 beers on tap, six brewed onsite. There's also root beer on tap for the kids. Burgers and sandwiches dominate the menu. Hear live folk and jazz music most Saturdays. Call ahead for hours.
The fun at Wildrose just never ends. A popular lesbian joint, Wildrose generally has a young crowd that fills this place up every day of the week for their special events like karaoke sessions, live performances and nights when the brews and Bloody Mary's just keep flowing. The menu is filled with tasty food like burgers, pizzas and even tacos. The pool tables add to the laid-back vibe of this place. If you are looking for a new place to chill and spend some time with your friends, head to Wildrose and get ready for a memorable time.
Started in 2009, Fremont Brewing has gained status as one of Seattle's best breweries with its excellent small-batch brews made with local ingredients. This family-run 30-barrel brewery doubles up as a modern-day beer bar and garden, with a long list of craft beer selections which are supplied from the brewery, while pretzels and other light snacks are also available on the menu. Visitors can also bring along their own food or order in from one of the nearby eateries. IPAs, Abominable Winter Ale and Interurban IPAs are some of their more popular brews.
This laidback bar at the foot of Capitol Hill is just the cure you need for afterwork weariness. It has a dive bar-like ambiance, yet it isn't overly noisy or raucous, allowing you to unwind and chill with a friend or colleague. They do host sport event viewings on the weekends, and even have happy hour specials. Do try their beer and shot combos on your visit here.
Not many nightclubs double as elegant lunch spots, but this tiny, art-filled place does. Space-age tubular lighting, glitzy statues and large-scale paintings are not your typical nightclub decor. Large windows along the front allow for open-air seating on hot summer nights, and for a refreshingly cool dance floor. Weekday lunch specials are a great bargain, and the Happy Hour from 4p-7p features spicy snacks and cheap well drinks. Nightly live music ranges from reggae to funk to industrial.
The Diller Room is located in one of the oldest buildings the Emerald City has, an edifice built one year after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. Though the hotel is no longer used, the street-level Diller Room provides a old-fashioned bar that has been reconverted into something more modern, yet the space still retains many of its late 19th-century details. The bar is known for its excellent cocktails; try the Cucumber Mojito or the Elderflower Gimlet, both drinks are smooth variations based off the original classics.
Von’s Gustobistro is a cozy hangout spot nestled in the downtown region of Seattle. This family-owned bar is known for offering an extensive list of beverages in a casual ambiance. You can choose from the unique concoctions or chilled beers or other spirits of your choice that are offered on their menu. In case you feel hungry, Von’s Gustobistro pampers your palate with some enticing American flavors. Its cozy interiors and warm hospitality make Von’s Gustobistro just ideal for catching up with your friends on a relaxed evening.
This long-established Pioneer Square nightspot attracts a young, mostly collegiate crowd to its bill of blues, rock, pop and jazz artists. Located in a venerable Seattle building, Doc Maynard's Public House features music that's often great. You'll taste the riffs in your beer. It's loud and hectic, so it's hard to chat, but no one seems to mind. During the day, the Seattle Underground Tour leaves from here. Full bar service is available.
For all you jocks and sport fanatics, Fuel is made especially for you. With their wide screens and regular sports themed parties when a match is going on makes any sports fan come back for more. The food is something to try out, very contemporary cuisine, pizzas, sandwiches and salads which can be accompanied by their delectable cocktails or beer. Make sure you visit the Fuel at least once and see the live acts there . On Sundays the bar opens at 9 a.m. For further details do check their website.
Found on Yesler Way, P Square Saloon is a lively bar in the bustling neighborhood of Pioneer Square. The saloon lures guzzlers with its extensive selection of on-tap brews and a relaxed setting. The tapered layout is adorned with several band and rebel posters. Barring the placards, the decor remains sparse. It is a popular haunt for locals on first Thursdays of every month, as P Square has some great open mic nights and comic acts. Munch on the complimentary pop-corn, even as you gulp down your chosen libations till wee hours.