Save for Copper Gate's impressive selection of aquavit, there's little viking left in Seattle's old Scandinavian 'hood. Now, Ballard is better known for pickled livers than pickled fish--lucky for us. With one of the city's highest bar-per-hipster ratios, the area boasts some seriously awesome watering holes; below, just a few of our favorite bars in Ballard.
Friendly competition is always a great icebreaker in any group. Throw in drinks, tunes and snacks? A guaranteed good time. Bars with games run the gamut in our Emerald City, adding ease and amusement to any outing. We've collected quite a mix, whether you're wooing that first date with your Scrabble skills and a glass of syrah, or out with the office for ping pong and cheap Pabst on tap.
If your summer plans include a trip into or out of Sea-Tac airport (Seattle's closest), a convenient place to stay overnight can be essential. We've made it easier for you to choose: here are a few of our favorite hotels near Sea-Tac, broken down into those that offer complimentary airport shuttles and those that are less than $100 per night. (Photo by: Kossy@Finedays.)
Downtown Seattle offers many pleasures for locals and tourists alike, from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square, the Space Needle to Safeco Field. Whether you're going for business, looking to be pampered on a romantic getaway, or need to find a budget-friendly spot for a fun staycation, here are some of the best downtown Seattle hotels to fit any occasion.
With the sheer number of young families living on the hill and the hoards of 20-somethings shacked up at the bottom, this close-knit neighborhood boasts a happening bar scene. Our favorite bars in Queen Anne are as diverse as its population: from punk rock and dive-y to sophisticated and upscale, you'll be sure to find a new drinking hole in this round-up.
Formerly a dreary home to the city's fishermen and Scandinavian grandmothers, Ballard is now (arguably) the city's hippest, artsiest neighborhood, with (unarguably) the best food. Home chefs flock to the Sunday farmers market, while Seattle's gourmands rush to Ballard's thriving dining scene--our picks for the best restaurants in Ballard below.
Seattle cuisine may be better defined by farm-fresh produce and fresh-caught salmon, but you'd be remiss in forgetting one very important local food favorite: the hot dog. In celebration of July being National Hot Dog Month, we've pulled together our top five spots to find haute dogs--not just smothered in cream cheese and onions, but frankly Seattle's best franks.
Fact: A dollar just doesn't go very far. But true buck hunters won't have a problem finding dollar deals in Seattle, if they're willing to make a meal of tacos, oysters and cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, anyway. Call yourself frugal or downright cheap, either way, here are some options for eating and drinking with a single Washington.
Queen Anne isn't just about farmers markets, Victorian homes and stylish moms pushing designer baby strollers?it's also the perfect neighborhood to nab a bite to eat! Whether you're in the mood for a ritzy evening with a view or a laid-back date over a platter of hummus, read on for what we think are the best restaurants in Queen Anne.
Everyone loves pub food, but with so many places in Seattle offering up the standard deep-fried fare, what makes a pub stand out? Whether it's innovating their use of the fryer, changing a classic's key ingredient or challenging your very definition of what pub food is, here are six local restaurants with creative (and often artery-clogging) twists on traditional pub grub.