Nightlife in Portage Bay, Seattle


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  • Eastlake Bar & Grill
    While guests ogle the boats and kayaks passing by outside, Chef Manual Frias stays in the kitchen, cooking up inventive takes on American comfort food. He seasons New York strips with house-blended rubs, smothers meatloaf in bourbon mustard glazes, and stirs bacon, pulled pork, and prosciutto into the aptly named three pig mac and cheese. To complement each hearty dish, the tenders of Eastlake's tiki bar pour local microbrews and whip up tasty cocktails like the John Daly, a blend of lemonade and wild tea-flavored vodka. Though the deck and patio are seasonal, the dining room, complete with its own bar, is open all year. Here, rounds of trivia test knowledge every week, while flat-screens TV show the day's biggest sports games or rowdiest congressional boxing matches.
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    2947 Eastlake Ave E
    Seattle, WA US
  • Abay Ethiopian Restaurant
    Forgoing silverware often indicates bad manners or a brutish disposition. That isn't the case at Abay Ethiopian Restaurant, where eating with you hands is not only customary, but required. That's because they serve their cuisine in the traditional Ethiopian fashion?on giant communal platters accompanied by heaps of Ethiopian injera bread instead of forks. Diners use the spongy flatbread to scoop up portions of meats, lentils, stews, and spiced vegetables from the shared platter, partaking in a dining experience firmly rooted in community and fellowship. On select nights, though, this traditional Ethiopian experience gives way to a party, replete with tune-spinning DJs and a fully-stocked bar illuminated by fuchsia and turquoise lights.
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    2359 10th Avenue East
    Seattle, WA US
  • Ivar's Salmon House
    Fresh fare can be found at Ivar's Salmon House, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. The menu at Ivar's Salmon House does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Ivar's Salmon House won't disappoint. Bring your whole brood to Ivar's Salmon House, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Don't miss out on the private room at Ivar's Salmon House — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Dine out in the open during Ivar's Salmon House's summer season when patio tables are available for use. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. The dress code is strictly casual at Ivar's Salmon House, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Ivar's Salmon House also offers catering. If time is of the essence, Ivar's Salmon House's take-out option may be a better fit. Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    401 NE Northlake Way
    Seattle, WA US
  • The College Inn Pub
    In Focus: College Inn Pub Established: 1974 Reputation: The Stranger considers it "one of Seattle's best dive bars." Number of brews on tap: 15 Notable specials: There’s an extended happy hour from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. every Friday, plus $3.50 microbrew pints and well drinks on Sunday. Recommended pub grub: housemade chili, a medley of steak, beer, beans, and spices that The Stranger salutes as "amazing" Best time to go if you’re a pool shark: Sunday, when billiards are free Other entertainment: vintage pinball, steel-tipped darts, and a jukebox
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    4006 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
  • Kendall Jackson Winery
    You'll love to keep the wine flowing at your next special occasion with the bottles from Kendall Jackson Winery in Seattle. Pick up a great bottle of wine from Kendall Jackson Winery and pair it with your favorite lunch or dinner dish. Kendall Jackson Winery is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease. So come to Kendall Jackson Winery for a great bottle of wine, exceptional customer service, and deals you can't beat.
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    4115 Roosevelt Way
    Seattle, WA US
  • Shultzy's Sausage
    Find some fast American favorites at Shultzy's Sausage. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. With Shultzy's Sausage's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Shultzy's Sausage just as much as their parents do. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Shultzy's Sausage diners who prefer their meals al fresco. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Shultzy's Sausage — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Shultzy's Sausage welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. You can also grab your food to go. If you need to feed a big crowd, Shultzy's Sausage also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's University Way NE business. Your tab at Shultzy's Sausage will usually run to about $30 per guest. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Shultzy's Sausage — they're open for all three meals.
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    4114 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA US

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