Munch on tasty pub grub at Monica's Social Bar.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here.
When pub fare is calling your name, head on over to Monica's Social Bar and snack on all of your favorite eats.
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Geoduck Restaurant Lounge, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Geoduck Restaurant Lounge.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Geoduck Restaurant Lounge — it's strictly casual.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
The parking lot near Geoduck Restaurant Lounge will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Geoduck Restaurant Lounge is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
At Geoduck Restaurant Lounge, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
When American food comes to mind, Geoduck Restaurant Lounge should be your first choice.
Pay Geoduck Restaurant Lounge a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
Summit Public House: A User’s Guide
22 Beers on Tap | Mexican Pub Grub | Pool Table | Televised Soccer and Cycling | Dog-Friendly Patio
To drink: a draft beer from a local brewery, such as Elysian, Port Townsend, or Maritime
To eat: flour-tortilla burrito with pinto beans, rice, avocado, pico de gallo, and a choice of meat or veggies
While You Wait: Grab a stick and an opponent for a free game of pool.
Where to Sit: If the weather’s nice, head to the cozy outdoor patio. Even if its a bit nippy out, the elevated fire pit will keep you somewhat toasty. The patio is a great spot to bring your pooch, too. Though Summit welcomes dogs of all ages, they still require them to show valid ID before ordering a beer.
What’s on the Tube? Though most sports bars hew to baseball, football, and basketball, Summit’s TVs tend to be tuned to soccer and cycling. A typical crowd at Summit is pretty diverse, but big soccer and cycling events draw diehards in droves.
While You’re In the Neighborhood
Before: Work up an appetite by perusing the eclectic collection of unique Japanese-themed gifts, clothing, and local artwork at Kobo (814 E. Roy Street)
After: Time travel to a simpler time by catching a classic, indie, or foreign flick at Harvard Exit Theatre (807 E. Roy at Harvard), an old-fashioned movie house built in 1925.
*If You Can’t Make It, Try This: The Redwood (514 East Howell Street), a delightfully divey bar known for its cocktails, local on-tap brews, Southern-style comfort food, and extensive vegan options.
The Three Faces of Blue Moon Tavern
When Blue Moon Tavern opened in 1934, it was still illegal to sell alcohol within a mile of the University of Washington campus due to local temperance laws. Luckily, Blue Moon set up shop at the 1 mile mark, and thirsty students were more than happy to make the trek. It also attracted its share of intellectual heavyweights, including poets Allen Ginsberg and Dylan Thomas. When he beatnik hangout started to decline in the 1970s, diehard fans rallied to save it, paving the way for it to receive official landmark status in 1990. The no-frills bar continues to draw students and suits alike with cash-only beer and peanuts—the shells of which blanket the floor.
The soundtrack at Blue Moon Tavern changes depending on the day. From Thursday through Monday, it’s live music, with a jazz jam kicking things off every Thursday afternoon. Wednesday brings open-mic night, and on select Mondays, bar-goers may be treated to Opera on Tap, where chamber-music singers belt out classical hits without breaking a single glass.
“Dive bar” is probably the best way to describe Blue Moon Tavern. The aging posters on the wall have been there for decades, and the initials of drunken vandals remain scratched into the wooden booths. Though this tavern isn’t a spot for fancy craft cocktails, its the perfect place for shooting the breeze with friendly a bartender, or taking part in a wacky tradition, such as the semi-blasphemous annual Christmas pageant.
The Three Faces of Shorty’s
Between wall-mounted likenesses of Triton and mermaids, the tiki-inspired sign that reads “Pinball Cove” announces the presence of Shorty’s arcade. Games of new and vintage stock line opposite walls of the neon-charged game room—AC/DC, Indiana Jones, and Addams Family pinball machines cough up bell dings and flashing lights, and they’re accompanied by digital games ranging from Galaga to Golden Tee Live. Patrons can even play while seated at the bar courtesy of online Big Buck Hunter.
For a dive bar with circus-themed, Coney Island–inspired decor, it makes sense that the menu offers a twist on circus and carnival fare. Chicago-style hot dogs come loaded with the requisite toppings, while other varieties promise chili and cheese, or sausage and sauerkraut. The menu also features veggie hot dogs and organic TV dinners for those so inclined.
You can post up for hours in a turquoise tufted-leather chair with a cheap pitcher of PBR or one of the craft beers on draft, or you can order something a little stronger. Shorty’s features a full-service bar, and bartenders are known to pour classic cocktails with a generous hand. Come on Fridays between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to sample a craft cocktail for just $6.
A review in the Stranger called The 5 Point Café “inarguably one of Seattle’s—indeed, the world’s—best dive bars.” The Seattle Times aptly described the eatery as “a rare blend of homespun and depraved,” a reputation it's honed since 1929. Founder C. Preston Smith cashed in at the end of Prohibition, but it was his son Dick who cemented 5 Point’s notoriety with various stunts. He installed a periscope in the men’s room that still stands today, looking out at the Space Needle, and he had bikini-clad waitresses on roller skates plug expired meters around the neighborhood, leaving friendly notes behind.
The 24-hour eatery serves breakfast all day and night to pair with stiff drinks and frothy beers poured along the bar. Hearty plates arrive loaded with eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and housemade spicy black beans or 1/3-pound burgers made from natural Oregon ground beef. Deep-fried jalapeno mac 'n' cheese balls lead off meals of open-faced turkey sandwiches or tofu scrambles that feature housemade curry.