Looking for fun place for drinks and nibbles
I am taking my favorite sis-in-law out for her birthday and want to go to a fun, and funky place for yummy appetizers and drinks. Anywhere in Seattle works for me.
The Cha Cha Lounge on Pine Street has a really cool, funky bar and you can order food from the adjacent Bimbo's Bitchin' Burrito.
Luau in Greenlake is a fun Polynesian-influenced bar with excellent drinks.
Pacific Inn in Fremont serves beer and wine, good sandwiches and my favorite fish n' chips in Seattle. The jukebox has a killer selection of 80's tunes. It's a dive and not quite funky.
Mona's in Greenlake is a sexy, jazzy, artsy kinda bar where owner/bartender/artist/goodwill ambassador Tito Class presides behind the bar while his wife Anette rules the adjacent dining room.
Hattie's Hat (or Aunt Harriet's Room) is a smoky dive with lots of charm. They serve strong drinks and wonderful food behind their antique carved wood bar. The scene is part punk, part rockabilly, part Ballard locals.
There a few other restaurant/bars with very good bar menus but I am not sure I would call them funky. Among them:
The Sitting Room on Lower Queen Anne, underneath On the Boards, features a selection of imported beers, wine, sparkling wine, dessert wines and espresso and bar menu with a little bit of everything.
Brasa has a little bit of everything. Aside from an excellent dining room it features a very cool bar. The bar menu, half off from 5 to 7 pm, is among my favorite bar menus in Seattle. They feature a DJ on Sundays and Mondays. When the DJ is not on duty the bar is filled with recorded mellow electronica.
Lush Life on 2nd in Belltown is nice and on warm nights has a sweet little outdoor seating area.
Tango on Pike (near the I-5 overpass) makes great mojitos and serves tasty tapas.
Same owners as Tango, Bandoleone on Eastlake has great cocktails with freshly squeezed juices and tasty tapas.