Sometimes you want a pancake at 10pm, and other times you want a plate of chicken strips at 11am. Square Knot Diner understands this need - it’s an all-day spot in Georgetown that serves American classics like omelettes, burgers, and melts. It’s perfect if maybe someone stole the last stick of your gum, and you need to eat a grilled cheese alone in the silence of your bad mood. Sit at the U-shaped counter.
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The Woods, a beer and cider bar attached to Two Beers Brewing in Georgetown, has lots of games and great pub snacks from Bread & Circuses.
Lowercase Brewing is a fun taproom with great homemade beer, light snacks, and board games.
Star Brass Lounge
Star Brass Lounge is a divey pub with excellent American bar food. Get the double tavern burger.
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Garage is the ultimate party-time bar in Capitol Hill, with bowling, billiards, and an impressive lineup of bar snacks.
The Sexton is a spot in Ballard for a first date or bar crawl stop. It has a vintage vibe, and the cocktails and Southern bar food are great.
The Backdoor is a speakeasy with bartenders who know what they’re doing, and a food menu from Roxy’s next door.
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Head to Ciudad, a Middle Eastern spot in Georgetown, for a solid mezze and grilled meat dinner that won’t be too expensive.
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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