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The clever chefs of Spitfire’s kitchens ingeniously upgrade mom’s home cooking with fine ingredients and gourmet cooking techniques. The kitchen sends out handcrafted treats such as classic Reuben sandwiches sporting coats of gruyere cheese, and sliders concealing organic beef or falafel patties. The drinks at Spitfire are similarly creative, as mixologists shake and stir 11 house cocktails such as the steamy Snickers-and-coffee drink that beckons memories of the days when candy was currency and shoelaces were the enemy.

Twenty-two 42-inch plasma televisions glimmer from the dining-room walls, aided by one 100-inch and two 150-inch high-definition projection screens. Capable of playing 23 games at once from full-coverage sports networks across the globe, the mighty river of digital information shows off the latest action from NFL Sunday Ticket, Fox Soccer, and ESPN Mathletes. Elsewhere, paintings and natural materials take over the walls, with exposed brick and raw wood patterning diners’ backgrounds.

2219 4th Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

It’s no surprise that, at a place called “Auto Battery,” you can get a jump-start or some anti-freeze. What might be a surprise is that these are the names of drinks, and Auto Battery is a bar—a bar that decided to take on the name of the space’s previous tenant. Aside from that, though, not much of Auto Battery maintains the vibe of the garage. Nine flat-screen televisions dangle from the walls, typically projecting collegiate and professional match-ups that feature a Washington-area team. The staff looks out for non-sports fans, too; their space features shuffleboard and pool tables, skee-ball, Nintendo Wii, and a large patio. Auto Battery’s selection of specialty po dogs can certainly keep guests entertained, too: the po-roll, for one, takes on a sushi-like identity, as it’s wrapped in sushi rice paper that’s etched with tiny gills so it looks like a fish.

1009 E Union St
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Nickerson Street Saloon

  • Vibe: homey and pleasantly rustic, with hardwood floors, huge front windows, beer signs, blues posters, and vinyl tree decals
  • Menu highlights: pound of chicken wings tossed in chipotle-pepper BBQ sauce; fish and chips made with Alaskan cod coated in pale ale batter; housemade veggie burger topped with Swiss cheese and roasted garlic mayo
  • For youngsters: a kids menu with entrees under $4
  • To drink: full bar with 18 draft beers, including plenty of microbrews
  • Happy hour: every Monday–Friday from 3–6 p.m., with $4 pints and $5 house wine and well drinks
  • Best place to party with up to 35 friends: the saloon's lounge, complete with high-top tables, a fireplace, and a large plasma-screen HDTV
  • Best spot to catch some sun while you sip: the spacious outdoor patio

318 Nickerson St
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Wayne’s World Sports Bar

  • Established: 1994
  • Which Wayne they’re talking about: that would be John Wayne, not Garth’s friend
  • Why you should come on the weekend: There’s karaoke and dancing every Saturday and free pool every Sunday.
  • Tuesday special: tacos, naturally
  • Everyday special: happy hour from 4–6 p.m., with deals on domestic drafts and pitchers
  • Special shot: Jell-O
  • Entertainment options: pool, darts, skee-ball, Golden Tee, and local sports aired on six TVs
  • The music source: jukebox, live bands
  • Where to sit to catch the most rays: the beer garden

1832 S 120th St
Seattle,
WA
US

Aromas from 88 Keys' menu of American and Italian fare waft across floors crowded with jovial dancers shimmying beneath exposed-brick walls. 88 Keys' calendar orbits around the Piano Man's Friday- and Saturday-night dueling-piano shows, which exhibit the impressive nature of musical competition without the expense of shot-putting a cello. Blues showcases, open-mic jams, and a rotating cast of visiting bands round out the schedule.

315 2nd Ave S
Seattle,
WA
US

Though it's walking distance from both Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field, The Hawk's Nest makes the decision between facing the crowds at the stadium and staying indoors to watch the game with a beer and a burger a challenging one. The Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners mecca, though lined with team paraphernalia and TVs displaying NFL Sunday Ticket, serves a more upscale spread than you might find at other sports bars. Chefs charbroil Misty Isle natural beef burgers with unique ingredients such as brie, peanut butter, and pineapple, and plate gourmet entrees of steamed clams and portabello goat-cheese sandwiches. Even the beer list is elevated—local microbrews and a rotating IPA populate the taps, though sports fans can always order up a bucket of Bud, Coors, or Miller bottles to accompany hollered insults at the TV's tiny referees. The bar is also a proud advocate for Ronald McDonald House and the Mittens For The Masses charity.

1028 1st Ave S
Seattle,
WA
US