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Top bar recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Sweet patio overlooking Pike Place Market and water. Entrance is on Post Alley with only it's signature door giving a clue what is inside. Entertainment comes with the Italian fare many nights. A bit of dinner and cabaret! Seattle classic, since I have been in town for 35 years.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Fusion spot dishes out sushi rolls with Latin-influences, such as cilantro & mango, plus happy hour.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Not on Capitol Hill but if you trek to pike place this is a classic cocktail/martini bar! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“ Small French bistro & bar serving classic fare, including a signature slow-roasted chicken for two.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Rustic-Chic spot with open kitchen for creative terrines & other meat creations & huge Whiskey List!”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Convenient to Pike Place Market....actually that's a major part of the view. Plus the water, distant islands, ferries...and a unique look also at the city. Drinks are expensive, you are on top of the boutique hotel...Thompson Seattle. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“Can Can and burlesque shows of very high quality, right in Pike's Place Market. Brunch and Dinner shows with great drinks. A special evening kind of place!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Try out some of their tantalizing flavors like guava or vanilla-passionfruit!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Pub with a locally sourced menu, seasonal beers, tours of the on-site brewery & a beer museum. Live performances, great bar food and fast service.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located in Pike Place Market... Love this place for Breakfast with a view of the Sound! You order at the front & then go find your self a table. It has three levels to it so keep going up the stairs if you want a table with a good water view. It's located inside the busy market so ask one of the vendors to help you find it!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Laid back for Pacific Northwestern comforts including jumbo crab cakes & gumbo. We personally go here for breakfast. They have really good omelets here! And of course... The coffee is great too!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Located in the Alley across from the Pink Door... Most famously known for being in a haunted building! Known for having great Beer & Irish Stew. Also, wonderful bands play on the weekends.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Good food with great views of the water it's next to the market a great place for a break and a bite to eat.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“El Borracho is where to go for delicious tacos and strong El Cheapos ($4 Margaritas). ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A great place to taste a wide variety of the wonderful wines that Washington has to offer.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you’re in the mood for romantic lighting and a glass of wine try this Pike Place restaurant. It’s in a quirky spot on the sloped street at the epicenter of the market. Call for directions. No parking. (25+ min away)”
  • 9 locals recommend