Stop by Tony's Bar and Grill in Kirkland for flavorful fare and refreshments.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Tony's Bar and Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Tony's Bar and Grill is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
For those who love to shake it, hit the restaurant dance floor and show off some of your best moves.
This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Tony's Bar and Grill.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Tony's Bar and Grill since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come to Central Tavern for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
Don't go without drinks at dinner — Central Tavern is BYOB, so make sure to grab a bottle of your own for the table.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Happy hour at Central Tavern is filled with deals and steals.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Central Tavern as well.
Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Central Tavern's busiest days.
Diners at Central Tavern will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Central Tavern provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to Central Tavern's restaurant today.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Central Tavern is all about.
At Palmers East, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Palmers East's happy hour is a steal.
For great tunes and lively moves, Palmers East hosts a DJ and opens up the floor for dancing.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
Palmers East offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Free parking is offered every day of the week at the lot near Palmers East.
Palmers East offers safe bike parking outside.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Palmers East's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Palmers East.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Palmers East.
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.