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.
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.
With a mix of urban industrial design that display steel beams and brick walls opposite blue damask wallpaper, Café Presse offers a post-modern take on French dining. Grab your morning coffee and pastry at the street-side counter, then linger at a cafe table over a baguette sandwich and glass of wine for lunch. Join friends in the evening for cocktails and if you planning a late dinner, the kitchen serves its wonderful Steak Frites until closing.
As the name suggests, Umi Sake House specializes in all things sake and provides a comprehensive menu of both hot and cold styles of the Japanese rice wine. The menu primarily consists of numerous sushi rolls, but other Japanese dishes are available as well. The restaurant also does both an afternoon and late night happy hour that leads to double the fun at affordable prices. The restaurant has an intimate ambiance that is great for a romantic evening with loved ones or a peaceful meal alone.
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.
Located in the bustling Downtown Seattle neighborhood of Pioneer Square, Good bar serves tantalizing cocktails and delicious bar food to patrons. Housed in the historic Pacific Commercial Building, this pub, apart from its classic in-house concocted cocktails, is also known for its exhaustive beer menu and carefully-curated wine list. The bar food menu features Maorina Baguettem, Roasted Mussels, Pork Loin, Chicken Wings, Salt-roasted Fingerlings, Deviled Ham and Sloppy Joe, among others. Some of the specialty cocktails on offer include Rainbow Road, The Kingpin, Vanity Fair, The Fresh Prince of Pioneer Square and Detroit Sling.
Set in a rustic space with kitsch industrial decor involving brick walls and exposed pipes, Elysian Bar is a great place for a fun evening out. Diners can dig into food specialties inspired by Northwestern cuisine and traditional Northwestern beers. The lively space is brimming over with a young cheerful crowd that does wonders for the laid-back atmosphere of this place. The bar menu includes 18 beers on tap and two casks including some limited and seasonal brews. Don’t fret if you begin to feel hungry. The Elysian Bar has a fairly ambitious food menu, quite a notch above other bars that serve food. The creative, seasonal dishes on offer are sure to please you palate. If you decide to try out this place, keep a look out for their theme nights. It could mean anything from live music events to food and drink festivals.
The crowd here changes with the hours of the day. During daylight hours you are likely to rub elbows with reporters from the Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer. When darkness falls, expect to find them replaced by a chic set of 20-somethings who gravitate here for the wood-lined walls, and for the micro brews and ciders. The pub food menu is fairly limited, but it's better than what you might expect for a place that primarily slings drinks. On warm summer days, ask to sit in the fenced-in outdoor eating space in front of the restaurant.
A No-frills pizza place that's open till late and does deliveries, A Pizza Mart is convenient for a mid-day snack or a late-night meal. With the regular selection of classic pizzas, calzones, salads and appetizers get a take-away or have them deliver, which they do till 3.30am. They also have a decent selection of beers and soft-drinks for a post-work bite or a drink. Give them a call for delivery or take-out.
Tom Douglas operates three of the most popular restaurants in the city, which are Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood and the Palace Kitchen. Locals swarm to this dimly-lit spot with its incredible U-shaped bar. Appetizers include hazelnut-dusted calamari, roasted Manilla clams and a good cheese selection. Delectable preparations of meat, chicken and fish grace the ever-changing entree list. Try the daily applewood grill selections and the locally famous Palace Burger Royale. Tom's desserts are renowned, especially the coconut cream pie and the chocolate torte. Happy hours are from 4:30p to 1a on most days.