After six years in the city, we’re still in awe of all the amazing things Seattle has to offer. We’ve gotten to explore most of the neighborhoods in Seattle and between the two of us, have lived pretty much in every corner. If you’re a local and are looking for some new digs to check out, or are visiting the city and need some recommendations, we’ve put together a few of our favorite spots you have to check out.
Where to eat:
- Lola: If you’re downtown, this is a great spot to stop at for happy hour. The best Greek food, and it’s a Tom Douglas restaurant – so you’re basically guaranteed to love it.
- Pestle Rock: If you’re looking for good Thai, Ballard has some of the best authentic food in the city. You win’t find curry and pad thai here, and actually, you’re lucky if you really even understand everything you’re ordering. But that’s what makes it so fun. And we’ve never ordered anything bad from here!
- How to Cook a Wolf: This gem is tucked away in Queen Anne and is a bit fancier, but it’s totally worth it. The food is amazing and the setting is beautifully intimate.
Where to drink:
- The Backdoor: This speakeasy bar in Fremont has the best drinks, and it’ll transport you right back in time. We’ve only been there for drinks, but they have a pretty robust food menu, too!
- Percy’s: This cool spot in Ballard is exactly where you want to spend your Friday or Saturday nights. The drink menu is incredible, and it’s always packed. Head to the back and grab one of the long tables if you have a larger group!
- Damn the weather: Pioneer Square has some great drink spots, including this place. The specialty craft cocktails and cool vibe will start your night off on a great foot. (Ps, go around the corner to The Pharmacy for the cutest bar ever.)
Must do activities:
- The Garage: “Fancy” bowling, pool and cheap beer. What more could you ask for? It makes for a perfect rainy day activity.
- Flatstick: This spot is in Pioneer Square and it’s sorta a trendy miniature golf place, and it’s so much fun.
- And of course, Pike Place Market: It’s famous for a reason, and when we’re playing tourist in our own city, this is one of the first stops on our list. Everything is so gorgeous and the food is delicious. A few of our favorites are fancy olive oils, the unique pastas, fresh produce and flowers.
Featured image borrowed from here.