Damn The Weather is exactly what it sounds like - an exposed brick and alcohol-filled respite from Seattle’s heinous rain patterns. It’s a bar first and foremost, but with killer food like spaghetti bolognese covered in parm, super-fresh crudo, an excellent burger, and addictive shishito peppers. Which isn’t to say that you can’t also get a cold beer and a paper cone stuffed with French fries - it’s just that they’re cooked in chicken fat and dusted with crushed fennel seed (get these). Damn The Weather is always pretty crowded, but worth doing some vulture-like hovering to get a seat.
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The First Timer’s Guide To Eating & Drinking In Seattle
You’re about to touch down in Seattle for 72 hours, and you have a lot to fit in. Here’s where to eat and drink your first time here.
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Biscuit Bitch is where you go in Pioneer Square for breakfast (or lunch) euphoria. Get the Bitchwich and add gravy.
Copal is a Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that put a lot of effort into making a great space. The food needs a bit more of that effort.
Bisato is an outstanding upscale Italian restaurant in Pioneer Square where the a la carte options are way better than the tasting menu.
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
Opus Co. is a tiny neighborhood restaurant in Greenwood serving food that’s both highly creative and delicious.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
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San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
Dead Line is a Pioneer Square bar with good South American small plates and quality cocktails.
Flatstick Pub is a mini-golf bar with Mexican food in Pioneer Square that will accommodate your friends, your dogs, and your thirst for good beer.
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