I'm coming to Seattle this weekend from Vancouver BC for my second-ever Bumbershoot. The boyfriend and I will be staying at the Moore from Friday until we leave Monday evening and we'll be seeking some good drinking establishments, brunch options and very likely some late night eats.
We do visit Seattle about 3-4 times a year, often because of a concert, but knowing full well we go because we also love the happy hour culture - something that just doesn't exist in Vancouver. We also find that Seattle does great brunch - much better than Vancouver.
Our drinking preferences: quality cocktails (bourbon based, ideally), wine, and hoppy craft beer.
Our eating preferences: anything goes, although the boyfriend tries to maintain a vegetarian/seafood diet and he loves his huevos rancheros for brunch - so far Cyclops and Linda's wins in this department. I should also mention that we love foodie type destinations, although we don't really have the budget to splurge on any fine dining this time around.
In the past we've been happy with:
Sazerac (our favourite for happy hour)
The W Hotel (happy hour)
The Queen City Grill (for happy hour and late night eats)
Cyclops (for brunch)
Cafe Flora (for brunch)
The Tin Table (for happy hour/cocktails)
Linda's Tavern (for brunch)
B and O (for brunch)
Belltown Pizza (post-concert late night snacking)
Top Pot Donughts (love the atmosphere)
We'll have a car and are pretty familiar with driving around Belltown and Capitol Hill, which is, I suppose pretty obvious based on where we go above.
Just looking to expand our horizons when it comes cocktail bars, places with quality happy hour, and tasty brunch options. Not entirely sure what we have planned for dinner... I think we just incorporate dinner into happy hour, or we'll just eat fair food on site.
Any suggestions are more than welcome. :)