Two Days in Seattle



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If you can only make it into town for the weekend there are a few things you should definitely see. Start out with Pike Place Market, stop by the Seattle Art Museum and then hıt the local music scene. Brunch is essential for the morning after then head up to Capital hill for some great views of the city, some shopping, the A*ian Art Museum and a walk in the park.

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Barca

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1510 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: +1 206 325 8263
fax: 206 325 2687


Dahlia Lounge

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2001 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: 206 682 4142
fax: 206 448 1979


Day 1 - Seattle


Start with a fabulous French Breakfa*t at Café Campagne or have an English breakfa*t at Smith then head over to the Frye Art Gallery and check out the latest exhibit. After breakfa*t you can walk down through Freeway Park to the Seattle Art Museum and then to Pike Place Market. The Market ha* all the delicious edibles you can imagine. Pick up some white truffle oil or truffle butter from La Buona Tavola, just next door you’ll find gourmet herbed vinegars at Sotto Voce. De Laurenti carries hundreds of specialty artesian cheeses and many of them will fare just fine in your hotel fridge until you can get them home. The Pecorinos and Parmesans will la*t for a month or more so stock up and throw a ta*ting party when you get home. They also carry an extensive selection of imported meats so you may want to pick up some salami or prosciutto. If you’re just interested in some Humbolt Fog and local chevre or camembert, Quality Cheeses is a few dollars less per pound and Thoma* is the sweetest cheese man in town. You can find homemade huckleberry jam and fireweed honey on the main floor of the market which make perfect gifts for friends and family and are absolute musts for any well-stocked pantry. Definitely check out Market Spice Tea where you can find an extensive tea selection, perfect herbs de province and Tellicherry black pepper corns which are va*tly superior to regular pepper. Head over to Victor Steinbruek Park for a great view of Puget Sound and then up to lunch at Matt’s in the Market. Their food is outstanding, all the produce is selected from the market that morning and their meat and fish are of the highest freshness and quality. After lunch you can either check out a few of the hottest local ar galleries or catch an independent film. SOIL ha* established itself at the forefront of the art scene in Seattle and the Crawl Space Gallery is also quite good. Otherwise head back up the hill to catch an early film at the Northwest Film Forum which ha* the best curator on the west coa*t. When you start to get hungry head a few blocks south of Pike on 12th Avenue to Lark, put your name on the list and pop next door to their sister bar Licorous for perfectly matched small plate c***tail pairings - they will let you know when your table is ready. Everything on the menu is a culinary work of genius. Try the tuna Carpaccio, the venison or the phea*ant brea*t. They serve a salad worth copying with arugula, pear, hazelnuts and shaved pecorino drizzled with a shallot champagne vinaigrette. After dinner head over to the Hideout for an Andy Warhol: a perfect Cosmopolitan and a Polaroid of you and your friends. If you’ve still got steam, head over to the Cha Cha to check out the local wildlife and then to Havana for dancing or better yet, catch a live show at Neumo’s or Chop Suey which book the best local, national and international acts. Be sure to check the listings in The Stranger (thestranger.com) for current shows.


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Smith

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332 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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tel: 206 322-9420


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Frye Art Museum

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Location:

704 Terry Ave
At Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98164

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tel: 206/622-9250
fax: +1 206 223 1707


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Freeway Park

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Location:

700 Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: +1 206 684 4075


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Seattle Art Museum

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100 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: +1 206 654 3100
fax: +1 206 654 3135


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Pike Place Market

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Location:

85 Pike Street
Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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tel: 206/682-7453
fax: +1 206 625 0646


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Victor Steinbrueck Park

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2000 Western Avenue
At Virginia Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: +1 206 684 4075 (Seattle Parks)


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Matt's in the Market

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Location:

94 Pike St
Corner Market Building
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: 206/467-7909


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Northwest Film Forum

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Location:

1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 329 2629
fax: 206 329 1193


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Licorous

Location:

928 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 325 6947


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Lark

Location:

926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206/323-5275


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Hideout (The)

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1005 Boren Avenue
Northwest corner of Madison & Boren
Seattle, WA 98104

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tel: 206 903 8480


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Havana

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Location:

1010 East Pike Street
at 10th
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: +1 206 323 2822
fax: +1 206 323 2832


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Cha Cha Lounge (The)

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Location:

506 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 329 9978


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Chop Suey

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Location:

1325 East Madison
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 324 8000


Day 2 - Seattle


You have a few options for breakfa*t and since you’re probably a little hung-over, its important to pamper yourself with exactly what you want. Café Presse serves perfect provincial French fare and the staff are delightful. Smith serves a delicious, old school English breakfa*t which means high quality locally produced bacon and sausages, free range eggs, corned beef ha*h, fresh fruit and some of the best B***** Mary’s in town. Brunch at Crave is one of the most enjoyable experiences in Seattle, the staff are warm and friendly and the crab omelet will remedy any effects from the night before. They serve delicious pomegranate mimosa* if the scrumptious food isn’t enough. After brunch you can walk through Cal Anderson Park to the Vivace Café for an impeccable cappuccino. Vivace’s coffee is roa*ted on site and is so expertly prepared that several cafes in NYC have their barista’s trained here and the beans flown in daily. Head north on Broadway to Joe Bar for a cookie and then walk up to Volunteer Park for a spectacular view of the Space Needle and a tour through the A*ian Art Museum. You can watch the sunset from the park then head back down to Broadway for sushi at Aoki. If you’re not hungry yet, stop for a drink on the rooftop deck of the War Room or check out the back patio at the Rosebud or Linda’s Tavern. After dinner head to the Comet for a dive bar dip into Seattle’s rich music history, they have local bands performing every Sat***ay. Otherwise head down to The Rendezvous and then to the Rebar. The Can Can is also a pretty great place to catch some local entertainment. If you’re more in the mood for electronica, the Baltic Room and Chapel are both top notch. If you're looking for something a little more polished check out Viceroy or the Queen Anne Grill.


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Crave

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Location:

1621 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 388 0526


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Cal Anderson Park

Location:

1635 11th Ave
Seattle, WA

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tel: (206) 684-4075


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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Location:

1400 E. Prospect St
Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA 98102

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tel: 206/654-3100


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Aoki Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar

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Location:

621 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

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tel: 1 206 324 3633


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Comet Tavern

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Location:

922 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

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tel: 206 323 9853


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Rendezvous

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Location:

2320 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

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tel: 206 441 5823


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Re-Bar

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Location:

1114 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Contact:

tel: 206 233 9873


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The Chapel Bar

Location:

1600 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Contact:

tel: 206 447 4180
fax: 206 447 9777


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Baltic Room

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Location:

1207 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Contact:

tel: 206 625 4444


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Can Can

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Location:

94 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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tel: 206 652-0832


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