In the middle of the University Village shopping craziness is Rachel’s Ginger Beer, serving housemade sodas and soft serve custard floats. The ginger beer has a spicy kick, and comes in interesting flavors like mango mate and caramelized pineapple. Not only that, but there’s a window serving fried chicken sandwiches and tenders from Ma’Ono. They also have spiked mules (on the rocks and frozen) if you want something a little stronger.
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Aladdin Gyro-Cery is a Mediterranean spot in the University District that serves delicious falafel and gyros.
Sizzle & Crunch
Sizzle & Crunch is a fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant that serves banh mi sandwiches, rice bowls, and salads.
Finn MacCool’s is an iconic University District bar that’s usually full of college students.
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Good Bar is a great spot in Pioneer Square for charcuterie and some cocktails. And the happy hour goes until 7pm.
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails is a special-occasion American restaurant on the roof of the Motif Hotel Downtown.
Hitchcock Deli is a sandwich shop on Bainbridge Island that serves meats cured in-house.
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Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Ma’Ono is a Hawaiian-Southern-Korean fusion restaurant in West Seattle with ridiculously good fried chicken. Get the corn too and come with a crowd.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer
Rachel’s Ginger Beer is a funky soda shop in the middle of Pike Place, but also the perfect escape from it. Bring your friends from out of town.
Bok a Bok Fried Chicken
Bok A Bok Chicken in White Center is a little counter-service shack serving Korean fried chicken and Southern side dishes.
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