Yes, the University District is a college town. But, maybe you’re not a college student, and your idea of a good time doesn’t involve choking down a blue slushie known as the “Adios, Motherf*cker.” Head to Floating Bridge, a lowkey brewery with tasty beer, hand shuffleboard, and a sweet collection of board games (they even have Codenames). You’d sooner find a couple of associate professors here than some rowdy fraternity brothers, and if you’re hungry, they have sandwiches from Brass Knuckle Bistro.
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Supreme is a great New York-style pizzeria in the University District. Get the garlic knots.
Cedars In University District
Cedars In University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
For wholesome vegan food or smoothies in the University District, check out Broadfork Cafe.
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Locöl Barley & Vine
Locöl Barley & Vine is a wine and beer bar in West Seattle with excellent American food.
The Lookout is a dive bar in Capitol Hill with surprisingly good fish and chips and a great view.
Eastlake Bar & Grill
Eastlake has average American food, but the rooftop with a tiki bar, astro-turf, and life-size board games is very above average.
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Fremont Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing is one of the best places to have a beer outside in Seattle. They don’t have food, but you can bring in your own.
Peddler Brewing Company
Drinking beer and eating Mean Sandwich outside at Peddler is a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Ballard.
Old Stove Brewing Company
Old Stove Brewing Co. is a brewery Downtown that serves bar food like flatbreads and burgers.
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