Bar Vacilando is the vibey cocktail bar that must be a total secret, because it’s typically pretty empty. But this works to your advantage for any situation where you’d prefer to be able to hear your conversation and not wait 20 minutes for a gimlet. The cocktails are also good (get the Honey Badger) and priced suspiciously reasonably, and there’s a hidden back patio that looks like an Anthropologie photoshoot waiting to happen.
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Quinn’s Pub in Capitol Hill is one of Infatuation Seattle’s main HQ’s - we use it for pretty much every occasion.
Tacos Chukis isn’t a secret anymore, but it’s still great. Hit the Cap Hill spot for fast, cheap Mexican food.
Rancho Bravo Tacos
Rancho Bravo is a no-frills spot for Mexican food. If you want to eat on a patio, hit up the Capitol Hill location.
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At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
Norm’s Eatery & Ale House
Norm’s is a divey alehouse with bar food in Fremont that’s perfect for you and your dog.
No Bones Beach Club
No Bones Beach Club is a tiki bar in Ballard with excellent vegan takes on beachside food.
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The Pine Box
The Pine Box is a bar in an old mortuary, and it’s great. Come for a casual weeknight dinner or drink.
If you think cider is lame, you’ve never been to Capitol Cider. It’s one of our favorite places for a casual hangout in Capitol Hill.
Captain Black’s is a bar in Capitol Hill that you hit when the weather is nice. Post up on the rooftop patio and get the fried chicken.
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