Baker’s is a nice neighborhood bar in Sunset Hill where you should go if you want to impress a date. They have a cozy L-shaped marble counter and a friendly staff considering how busy it gets. You might have to cram in a random corner or listen to the conversations of six different people around you, but coming here makes for an exciting night out. We’re big fans of The Ultimate Ninja cocktail, which has tequila, lemon, blackberry, sage, and ginger beer.
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When you want barbecue in Ballard, head to Bitterroot. Start with the jalapeño hushpuppies and then go for the brisket.
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Bar Vacilando is a vibey cocktail bar with some food and a great patio. Keep it in your back pocket for a date in Capitol Hill.
Eastlake Bar & Grill
Eastlake has average American food, but the rooftop with a tiki bar, astro-turf, and life-size board games is very above average.
Eastlake Zoo Tavern
Zoo Tavern is a dive in Eastlake that serves fried bar food and has a ton of games.
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Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
Bottlehouse is a wine bar inside a retrofitted home, and it’s a great place to get some cheese and pretend to be classy in Madrona.
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