Imagine what the queue for a Disneyland seaplane adventure ride might look like, and you’ll probably be picturing something like Bar Charlie. It’s a neighborhood spot with knotted rope light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, a plane propellor anchored behind the bar, and map schematics on the walls. The drinks, which range from an old fashioned with apple brandy and mole bitters to a lemon gin cocktail with rhubarb, are excellent, and the food’s impressive, too. Get the twice-baked loaded poutine potato covered in melted cheese curds, gravy, chives, and bacon.
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Fremont Coffee Company
If you want to drink your morning coffee at a cozy house, but yours doesn’t suffice (or exist), go to Fremont.
Paseo Caribbean Food
Paseo is a legendary Caribbean sandwich shop in Fremont. You’ll like it, but it’s not the best Carribbean sandwich in Seattle - that’s Un Bien.
Fremont Bowl is a casual Japanese spot in Fremont with delicious and affordable donburi bowls and poke.
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Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Ezell’s is a Seattle fried chicken chain, and the original location is in the Central District.
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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Canon is the most-hyped cocktail bar in Seattle, and for good reason. For high-quality drinks in Capitol Hill, come here.
The Backdoor is a speakeasy with bartenders who know what they’re doing, and a food menu from Roxy’s next door.
Knee High Stocking Co.
Knee-High Stocking Company in Capitol Hill is one of the best Seattle “speakeasies.” Make a reservation and prepare for a lot of good cocktails.
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