Enjoying Spanish tapas is always more fun in groups of three or four, which this Belltown tapas bar seems to inherently understand with sangria you can order by the liter, impressive plates of Spanish cheeses, and Sunday-night pans of paella to share. The charming indoor exposed-brick atrium in the back, strung with twinkling white lights, almost makes you feel like you’re in some warm-weather escape instead of across the street from the Crocodile, and after a bottle or two of cava and a few orders of the addictively sweet-and-savory choricitos and bacon-wrapped dates, it won’t matter anyway. They do great things with mushrooms in a sherry reduction here—order up. CORINA ZAPPIA
2219 Fourth Avenue,
Hours: Daily 5 pm-10 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint
Tue-Sun 5-7 pm ($2 Estrella Lager, $10 half-liter sangria pitcher, $5 mules, $3 drafts, 25% off all wine pours, rotating tapas specials).