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The Loaf Jun 21, 2010 12:47 AM

Not really looking for chow, more drinks, but if the place served some food it would be a plus. Looking for a bar to go to with some people after class next weekend. So, a place where we can maybe hear our conversation, but not morgue-like. We're really near 3rd and Bell and I know there are about 5 bars just south of Mama's. Would any of those joints be cool? My impression of Belltown is that it is a single's bar area, which isn't what we are looking for--but I may be out of touch. Ambiance like Smith, or Barca on Capitol Hill would be nice. Just don't know the area well (plus, I don't go out as much these days... clearly). Thanks!

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    ddttbm Jun 21, 2010 06:29 PM

    Bathtub Gin, in the alley between 1st and 2nd on Blanchard, IS a very nice place to go if it's not packed. You can order food there from the restaurant next door, La Fontana Siciliana, which is usually pretty tasty. Branzino, on 2nd and Wall, is a very nice watering hole also. And their food is delicious! La Vita e Bella a few doors down has a small bar and isn't usually busy but not the best place for food. Hope this helps.

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    Branzino
    2429 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    La Vita e Bella
    2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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      syrahgirl Jun 23, 2010 09:07 AM

      Maybe Flying Fish would work! :)

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      Flying Fish
      2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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        Bethwick Jun 23, 2010 10:29 AM

        Flying Fish has moved to the South Lake Union neighborhood. Spur on Blanchard might work as long as it's not busy, if it is, it will be very noisy.

    2. violetseverine Jun 21, 2010 11:57 AM

      Just don't go to V Bar unless you want to get shot. Bathtub Gin can be nice when it's not filled with jerks.

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        texavi Jun 21, 2010 11:34 AM

        Not sure if this works but I had a nice time last week at the Local Vine. Very attentive and knowledgeable bar staff. More geared to wine but we had some fervent beer drinkers in our party who were quite happy with their beer selection as well. Drinks were pricey but the atmosphere was great.

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