The bars along Eastlake Avenue that face I-5 are uniquely relaxed yet enchanting. You'll find friendly staff, easy prices, and comfy booths
occupied by punks and pretty girls. Start with soup and a sandwich at Cafe Venus
, then slink back into the darker marsBar
to wash your day down with an imported beer. Next, swagger south to the Lobo Saloon
for a game of pool. End at lovely Lo_Fi
where Fourthcity's enduring live-hiphop party ($4) is still going strong two years on. (429–609 Eastlake Ave E, between Harrison and Roy Sts.