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Aug 7, 2001 12:59 AM

Looking for fun place for drinks and nibbles

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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.


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  1. 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.

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    1. re: Chris

      I'd try LA Bodega in the Wallingford Center for tapas. Not funky but great food for nibbling w/ some decent wines. Recommend the cheese w/ quince paste!

    2. 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.