1 CAPITOL HILL
Jade Pagoda - 606 Broadway E.; 322-5900
| 2 EASTLAKE/ S. LAKE UNION |
Bluwater Bistro - 1001 Fairview N.; 447-0769
fenced-in patio right on Lake Union, outdoor bar. yuppie but the drinks are fwesh. full bar.
Bridges - 2947 Eastlake E.; 320-0785
huge!! deck, with a gorgeous view of Lake Union. niice. full bar.
Azteca - 1823 Eastlake E.; 324-4941
pretty big deck on the parking lot. you can sort of see the Space Needle through the trees. full bar.
|3 FREMONT/ DEXTER |
Red Door - 3401 Fremont Ave. N.; 547-7521
good-sized deck out back, plastic tables and chairs, very "neighborhood pub." looks out on that big parking lot where theres the Outdoor Cinema and flea market and whatnot. beer/wine.
The Dubliner - 3405 Fremont Ave. N.; 548-1508
"sun deck" is smaller than the Red Doors but same crusty feel, same parking lot view. beer/wine.
Ballroom - 456 N. 36th; 634-2575
cool new high-ceilinged joint with 9 pool tables inside; fenced-in sidewalk seating area out front with metal tables and chairs. beer/wine.
The George & Dragon Pub - 206 N. 36th; 545-6864
Icky English pub with wooden benches on a patio by the parking lot. beer/wine.
Nickerson Street Saloon - 318 Nickerson; 284-8819
big patio right on that huge intersection just south of the Fremont bridge. eh. full bar.
Dexter & Hayes - 1628 Dexter Ave. N.; 283-7786
totally like youre at someones backyard party. grassy lawn, flower/vegetable garden, tiki torches. way friendly, way casual. full bar (strong drinks!).
|4 DOWNTOWN |
Cloud Room - The Camlin, 1619 - 9th Ave.; 682-0100
urban bliss: cocktails on a rooftop deck. so the drinks are pricey, so what? its lovely up there. full bar.
Virginia Inn - 1937 - 1st Ave.; 728-1937
popular spot. wrought iron fencing around a few tables on the sidewalk. full bar.
The Pink Door - 1919 Post Alley; 443-3241
lovely wooden deck with colored lights and flowers. watch the ferries mosey across the Sound. dependably pleasant, though you might have to wait for a table. full bar.
| 5 BELLTOWN |
2nd Ave. between Blanchard and Bell is like a big block party when summers on! All these places have sidewalk seating:
Mamas Mexican Kitchen - 2234 - 2nd Ave.; 728-6262
everyones *favorite* destination for cheap margaritas. full bar.
Noodle Ranch - 2228 - 2nd Ave.; 728-0463
canvas enclosure, awning. beer, wine, sake.
Lava Lounge - 2226 - 2nd Ave.; 441-5660
low-key; whoop it up with yer pals, or scribble lonely drunken poems in a notebook. beer/wine.
Crocodile - 2200 - 2nd Ave.; 448-2114
bamboo/thatch enclosure. full bar.
La Fontana Ristorante - 120 Blanchard; 441-1045
an oasis across 2nd Ave.- sweet little courtyard adjoining a teensy Italian restaurant. sip a glass of shmancy wine and throw lire into the fountain. beer/wine.
Two Bells - 2313 - 4th Ave.; 441-3050
pleasant enough beer garden out back, with metal patio tables and chairs. beer/wine.
Zaks 5th Ave. Saloon - 206 - 5th Ave. N.; 448-0961
"pool, darts, pull tabs, patio" - this scary, high-testosterone bar has a beer ad-covered patio with a couple of plastic tables and - a basketball hoop! beer/wine.
|6 PIONEER SQUARE |
1st Ave between Jackson and Cherry is outdoor drankin incarnate. Get there during the sunny hours and deal with the tourists; nighttime brings the frat boys and black nylons girls - always dismaying.
Central - 207 - 1st Ave. S; 622-0209; full bar.
J&M - 201 - 1st Ave. S; 292-0663; full bar.
Old Timers - 620 - 1st Ave.; 623-9800; full bar.
Pioneer Square Saloon - 77 Yesler Wy; 628-6444; beer/wine.
The Bookstore - 1007 1st Ave.; 382-1506
north of the pioneer square scene. nice, elegant bar at the Alexis Hotel with several glass tables on the sidewalk. the most expensive martini Ive ever had (it was okay). full bar.
|7 BALLARD/ SHILSHOLE |
Rays Boathouse - 6049 Seaview NW; 789-3770
huge, comfy, nautical-feeling deck right on the water, with a view of Bainbridge Island. expect to hear ringing cell phones. as always, a good place to bring your parents. full bar.
Azteca - 6017 Seaview NW; 789-7373
right next to Rays. same view (well - plus a view of Rays). full bar.
Ballard Bait N Tackle - 5517 Seaview NW; 297-9109
small, unassuming cafe with a deck on the water and live jazz on weekend evenings. beer/wine.
| 8 U DISTRICT/ RAVENNA |
Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club - 1303 NE Boat St.; 545-8750
cafe/house with canopied back porch over Lake Union. very pleasant and quiet. huge, tasty margaritas. beer/wine/tequila.
Teddys Tavern - 1012 NE 65th; 526-9174
nice enough neighborhood bar, but go through the "EXIT" door in the back, and theres a big deck with wooden tables and benches, a huge rhodedendron bush, Japanese-ish garden lanterns, and a ping pong table. Joy! beer/wine.
Lucys Guadalajara - 1205 NE 65th; 524-0717
a couple of tables right on busy 65th. well, yeah, margaritas. beer/wine/tequila.
PLUS! An interesting tidbit: many state parks, like Lake Sammamish and Green River Gorge, allow tippling in the picnic areas! (No kegs.) A jug of wine, another jug of wine, and thou!