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About the Ingredients: King’s Hardware makes its burgers with antibiotic- and hormone-free beef raised in the Pacific Northwest. Its eggs come from free-range hens and its produce is sourced locally when possible.
Where to Sit: If it’s crowded inside, seek respite on the spacious patio in the back.
About the Name: It’s leftover from the space’s previous tenant, an actual hardware shop that may or may not have belonged to an actual king.
When to Go: For chicken-wing fans, it’s hard to top Monday night’s 27-cent wing special. Though the special is generally unadvertised, the bar still serves about 1,000 wings each Monday night, according to The Seattle Times.
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Dogs Welcome: Most nights, servers accommodate visiting pups with bowls of water served on the heated, semi-covered patio. However, on Friday and Saturday nights the bar gets too crowded to allow dogs.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Owner Linda Derschang’s culinary empire includes the eponymous Linda’s Tavern (707 E. Pine Street) and part-café, part-bar Oddfellows (1525 10th Avenue), among others.
What to Drink: Single malt scotch. More than 80 distilleries can be found on the scotch menu, and they’re even grouped by the region of Scotland from which they hail.
Come for the Scotch, Stay for the Soccer: The bar broadcasts international and local soccer matches (as well as other sports) on its collection of 11 high-definition flat screen televisions and one 130-foot projection screen. Fans of European football and the Seattle Sounders can gather here to watch their matches, even when they start at odd times. Be sure and check out the viewing schedule to see when your team plays next.
While You’re Waiting: Try to accurately pronounce all the scotch distilleries listed on the blackboard behind the bar. You may have difficulty with a few of them—particularly Caol Ila, Bruichladdich, Auchentoshan, and Bunnahabhain.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Work up an appetite with a jaunty walk around Green Lake Trail
After: Keep the beer flowing with a trip to Naked City Brewery and Tap House, and see if you can’t catch some live jazz or a classic flick in the screening room (8564 Greenwood Ave. N.)
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Check out the revolving lineup of 27 craft beers on tap at Duck Island Ale House (7317 Aurora Ave. N.)