The Roanoke is also known as the Chia Pet, in honor of its exterior coat of ivy. From the inside looking out, each window has an extra frame of encroaching twigs and leaves; the place is dim and friendly and worn, like a tree house with drinks and pinball. The food—sandwiches, burgers, nachos—is surprisingly good. We heart the Roanoke.
Roanoke Park Place Tavern
2409 10th Ave E,
Hours: Daily noon-2 am
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Wine & Beer Only, Outdoor Seating
Pub, Sports Bar, Neighborhood Joint
Mon-Fri 4-6 pm ($1 off beers on tap and well liquors, Sunday: $2 cans of beer, free peanuts, Monday: $1 off microbrews, Tuesday: discounted pitchers of Rainier, Wednesday: $1 cans of beer, Friday: $1 off wells and well martinis).