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Seattle - First date tomorrow night

gti151 Jan 22, 2009 04:56 PM

Original plan was a hockey game but it turns out the team's away tomorrow night (1/23) so instead i'm trying to think of somewhere for a first date. No real criteria other than budget-friendly...

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  1. natalie.warner RE: gti151 Jan 22, 2009 07:16 PM

    Hale's Ale dinner and try the sampler after

    The Jolly Rodger Tap room- it is pirate themed and has sliders that you can order custom toppings for

    Jillian's to play arcade games

    El Chupacabra for a fun expereince

    Shorty's for games and drinks


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      zoogrrrl RE: gti151 Jan 22, 2009 07:57 PM

      How about the 74th St. Ale House or the Columbia City Ale House. Or a great pizza place: Via Tribunali on Capital Hill, Queen Anne, or Fremont, or Serious Pie (downtown), Stellar Pizza (Georgetown) or La Vita y Bella (Belltown), all places I love.

      A second option would be a fabulous happy hour, like Brasa, Taberna de Alabardero, Tango, or the latest review, Sazerac. You can't go wrong! Have fun!

      1. maybelle RE: gti151 Jan 23, 2009 07:37 AM

        What kind of atmosphere are you going for?

        For laid back, I like zoogrrl's suggestion of 74th St Ale House or Via Tribunali. VT would be my pick of the 2 because it has a little more atmosphere, and you can share pizzas (if you're comfortable enough on a 1st date!).

        How about Quinn's? A little hip, good bar, interesting food, not too pricey.

        Another option could be Ocho. Doesn't hit the wallet too bad, but it LOOKS like it would. Interesting food and good bar here too. Tables are jammed close together which could be either annoying if you're on a bad date, or great if you're on a good one. =P

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          foodieseattlelady RE: gti151 Jan 23, 2009 02:48 PM

          Maximillien in the Market. If you meet for happy hour, it's inexepensive, as well as romantic and has a lovely view. Same thing for Chez Shea, across the street in the market, sans the view.

          1. frygirl RE: gti151 Jan 23, 2009 02:49 PM

            Building on maybelle's idea for a reasonably-priced place that looks expensive, my current favorite is Olivar in Capital Hill. You could share 2-3 small plates (which really aren't that small), enjoy a glass of wine each, and walk out the door for around $40. I definitely recommend getting a reservation. There's closeby options of drinks at Poppy or a movie at the Harvard Exit.

            806 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102

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