Seattle Neighborhoods: Fremont
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Fremont


Located on the northern edge of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Fremont is a neighborhood with a long history as a family-oriented, residential but working-class area filled with idiosyncratic individuals. It’s the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” and features a bohemian, offbeat lifestyle.
 
Fremont Troll
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The neighborhood is often characterized by its quirky public art: the Troll under the Aurora Bridge who clasps a Volkswagen Bug; a seven-ton statue of Lenin that is perpetually for sale; a rocket built into the side of a building; and dinosaur topiaries that once graced the roof of Pacific Science Center.
 
Fremont's brick-and-mortar businesses bring both pop-culture treasures in the two-story Fremont Vintage Mall, and funky, new fashions at more than a dozen unique and local spots. These include clothiers, used
books and music stores and hilarious gift shops such as
Portage Bay Goods, with its "full bottle of wine" glasses and other modern keepsakes. Fremont also offers the country's only 100 percent organic, fair-trade chocolate factory, a bar with more than 50 beer taps and a Sunday ice cream cruise around Lake Union.
 
The Fremont Sunday Market is a highlight for locals and visitors, with goodies such as wood oven-baked pizzas, fresh fruits or crepes. On sunny days, grab the makings for a picnic at PCC Natural Market, and enjoy it while watching kayakers glide down the Ship Canal.
 
While Fremont has historically been a working-class neighborhood, industry over time has shifted from sawmills and manufacturing to high-tech businesses. The neighborhood is home to campuses for Adobe Systems, Impinj, Google and many small tech companies. But Fremont’s manufacturing sector is still in operation, which you can see as you bike the Burke Gilman Trail. The combination of manufacturing and tech has created a diverse community with a great mix of old and new architecture.

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Eat in Fremont

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N, Ste 102 Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 402-5492
Website: http://bthief.com
    

The Barrel Thief is a wine and whiskey bar in Seattle's vibrant Fremont neighborhood. Our focus is on exploration and discovery, and we offer eclectic whiskeys and over 150 wines by the glass. The Barrel Thief offers workshops, classes, and tastings, as well as private, customized education/tasting experiences for groups.

Play in Fremont

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N, Ste 102 Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 402-5492
Website: http://bthief.com
    

The Barrel Thief is a wine and whiskey bar in Seattle's vibrant Fremont neighborhood. Our focus is on exploration and discovery, and we offer eclectic whiskeys and over 150 wines by the glass. The Barrel Thief offers workshops, classes, and tastings, as well as private, customized education/tasting experiences for groups.

Fremont Brewing Company
3409 Woodland Park Ave N Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 420-2407
Website: http://fremontbrewing.com
    

Business hours: 11am-9pm, everyday. Because beer matters.

Fremont Mischief Distillery
136 N Canal St Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 547-0838
Website: http://fremontmischief.com
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Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle's premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today.

Theo Chocolate
3400 Phinney Ave N Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 632-5100
Website: http://theochocolate.com
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Organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate factory offers tours seven days a week. $6 per person. Please call for reservations. HA

Earshot Jazz Festival
3429 Fremont Pl N, Ste 309 Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 547-6763
Website: http://earshot.org
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Earshot Jazz presents 100 concerts per year at venues throughout Seattle. Go to www.earshot.org for information on current events.

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Quick Info


Buses routes 26 and 28 are the most direct from downtown to Fremont, although the 40 also makes its way to the neighborhood.