Seattle is an energetic city, and it caters to a fast pace with copious coffee—try the impressive lattes with a side of waffles at Moore Coffee (1930 Second Ave). For its quick and affordable bahn mi sandwiches, Mr. Saigon (215 Pike St) makes virtually every delicious ingredient on-site. In the mood for a taste of the sea? Pike Place Chowder* (1530 Post Alley) offers sampler trays for those who can’t decide between award-winning New England and hyperlocal market-fresh chowders, while Steelhead Diner* (95 Pine St) is known for hearty plates of Northwest fish and dungeness crab cakes. Pike Brewing Company’s oyster bar, Tankard & Tun* (1415 First Ave) has tempting discounts during “Hoppy Hour” both early and late; Zig Zag Café (1501 Western Ave), a low-lit haven for creative cocktails, also lowers prices for its evening happy hour. And “Champagne Tuesday” is a perfect time to visit Lady Yum (2130 Sixth Ave), whose elegant macarons will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Weave through the bustling crowds of Pike Place Market* (85 Pike St), where local vendors offer everything from flowers to homemade jams to freshly caught fish. Find more locally made gifts, like handcrafted art, at Made in Washington* (400 Pine St) in Westlake Center (400 Pine St), a major retail hub. Stop into Nordstrom (500 Pine St) for high-end fashion, or try Wayward (204 Pine St) if a rugged outdoorsy look is more your style. And with five levels of stores, Pacific Place* (600 Pine St) has it all: shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Art lovers and families will enjoy Seattle Art Museum* (1300 First Ave) and its diverse collection of exhibits showcasing global art. The celebrated Showbox* (1426 First Ave) hosts a rotating selection of touring bands in a venue that can’t be beat, while Paramount Theatre’s* (911 Pine St) schedule bounces between Broadway shows and your favorite artists on tour. In the mood for a more intimate setting? The Triple Door* (216 Union St) excels at dinner with a show, as does The Pink Door* (1919 Post Alley), where Italian fare meets cabaret, burlesque, and trapeze acts.
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