Sam’s Tavern is perfect for a last-minute Happy Hour with your team if you work in the neighborhood. The place has a ton of giant round booths, sports games on TV, and a bunch of good beer, cocktails, and one of the best burgers in town. If it’s nice out, there’s a big patio where you can get some fresh air after staring at a screen all day.
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Yellow Dot Cafe
Yellow Dot Cafe in South Lake Union is a solid, unpretentious option for breakfast and lunch.
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Thomas Street Warehouse
Thomas Street Warehouse is an awful bar in South Lake Union that’s fun to make fun of.
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Magnuson Cafe & Brewery
Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is a restaurant in Sand Point that serves bar food and homemade beer.
Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
The Butcher’s Table
The Butcher’s Table is a steakhouse in South Lake Union that’s perfect for a special occasion lunch or dinner.
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