Beer mugs can be filled in celebration, raised in tribute, emptied in camaraderie, and bowled in messy rounds of ninepin. Embrace three of four stein uses with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $30 worth of pub fare and pours at Kate's Pub.
The servers at Kate's Pub tap a dozen draft brews to accompany delectable pub offerings in a cozy, neighborhood bar that hosts live music and acclaimed trivia nights. Guests can peruse the menu to unearth starters ranging from traditional honey-barbecue wings ($9) to homemade hummus platters ($10), and sandwich architects can pile build-a-burgers high with unlimited toppings, including fried eggs, before devouring their creations during games of edible Jenga ($10). The kitchen's grub wizards also crown mac 'n' cheese with barbecue pulled pork ($11) and ensconce flaky fish in a tortilla's nurturing embrace. Bottled brews include domestic, imported, and intergalactic sips alike, and the draft selection quenches macrothirsts with microbrews such as Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte porter.
Steel-tipped dart boards and a pool table invite patrons to try their aim, and board games encourage friendly competition and trigger flashbacks to traumatic attacks by hungry hippos. Kate's Pub also features weekly entertainment nights, including live music on Saturday, karaoke on Wednesday, and a quiz night hailed as one of the city's "best-balanced quizzes" by Seattle Weekly's Trivia Tuesdays blog.