If you dried out a new Sharpie marking your calendar with all of the dates when you have out-of-town guests visiting, you probably plan to spend a decent amount of time parading them around Pike Place. When everyone’s had their fill of looking at regurgitated wads of gum and sniffing raw halibut, head to Old Stove Brewing for a flight. It’s a massive waterfront space with mash tuns on display, plenty of communal picnic tables, and a menu of food pairings that aren’t all total grease traps - like manchego flatbreads, salads, and soft pretzels with Beecher’s dip.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar in Bellevue is a fancy seafood place where you should be using a corporate card.
Monster Dog is a hot dog cart in Capitol Hill with a chaotic line on the weekends and the best Seattle dog in town.
At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
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Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
Von’s 1000 Spirits
Von’s 1000 Spirits is a fun restaurant with a massive bar, a mostly-American menu, and a spinning wheel that dictates drink specials.
Tankard & Tun
Tankard & Tun is a restaurant Downtown at Pike Place that serves beer from Pike Brewing Co. and upscale pub food.
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