The Duchess is a dive bar that’s one of the few places in Seattle where dogs are allowed inside. Which means it’s great for when sitting outside isn’t in the cards. Here you’ll find pool tables, UW alumni watching sports, and fried bar snacks that are probably coming from freezer bags but are exactly what you want with pitchers of beer. And, even though grilled chicken at a dive bar sounds like a last resort, theirs is very tasty.
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Frank’s Oyster House
Frank’s Oyster House is a cocktail bar in Ravenna with American small plates and excellent fried chicken.
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Bottlehouse is a wine bar inside a retrofitted home, and it’s a great place to get some cheese and pretend to be classy in Madrona.
Little Lago is a grocery market and bakery in Portage Bay that serves pizza and sandwiches.
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Raconteur in Seward Park is part restaurant and part bookstore, with good bar food and great first date potential.
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