Whatever you have planned for date night (or morning), these local spots dial up the heat.
Get things started with drinks and conversation. Secreted behind Pike Place Market is shoebox-size JarrBar (1432 Western Ave; jarrbar.com). With only 21 seats, the Spanish-inspired watering hole is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails. The tiny back patio at Oddfellows Cafe + Bar (1525 10th Ave; oddfellowscafe.com) is equally romantic, complete with exposed brick and twinkle lights.
When it’s time to dine, take a sunset ferry to Bainbridge Island for dinner at Hitchcock (133 Winslow Way E; hitchcockrestaurant.com), a low-lit spot with a James Beard Award–nominated chef. Or head to Brimmer & Heeltap (425 NW Market St; brimmerandheeltap.com) in Ballard for comfort food with a Korean bent, plus a cozy atmosphere, three-part patio, and fire pit.
After the meal, keep the sparks flying at Madrona’s Bottlehouse (1416 34th Ave; bottlehouseseattle.com), which offers a carefully curated wine selection for a (close-to) midnight sip. Catch the late happy hour at the elegant Fireside Room (900 Madison St; hotelsorrento.com/food-drink/fireside-room) in the historic Hotel Sorrento.
Who says all good things have to end? Turn date night into date morning at The London Plane (300 Occidental Ave S; thelondonplaneseattle.com). Cozy up over coffee and croissants at a corner table in the charming, whitewashed-wall space. Cafe Flora (2901 E Madison St; cafeflora.com) in Madison Valley serves a plant-based brunch menu—think blueberry thyme waffles and seasonal scrambles—in its window-wrapped atrium with plenty of tucked-away tables for two.
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