I may be biased since I've lived in Queen Anne since I moved to Seattle but ask anyone and they will tell you that Seattle's leafy green hill has some of the best views and bites in the city.
An historic Uptown triplex built in the 20's made up to date in 2011 when SIFF took it over and added digital and 3D capabilities as well as juicing up the snack offerings to include locally made treats and sandwiches. Free parking is available for certain screenings simply by asking for a parking permit at the box office.
Become a SIFF member and see commercial and independent films at a $5 discount plus get invited to preview screenings sometimes with directors and actors in attendance.
Beautiful chops, tasty house-cured hams and friendly efficient service make me glad A&J is in my hood.
Go all in with multiple courses in the dining room that boasts gorgeous lake and mountain views (the duck and sweetbreads are legendary) or save your c-notes and grab a cocktail and nosh in the equally elegant piano lounge.
Ochre colored walls and all sorts of wrought iron art set the scene at this large lower QA room. The margs and meals are plentiful as is a non stop high energy crowd.
One of a small chain of pizza restaurants around Seattle, Pagliacci's always has a wide variety of thin crust pies and salads ready to go.
Happy hour 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. means 4 Cornoa's can be had for just 5 bucks at this lower QA Mexican joint. Grab a burrito and some fresh guac and chips and head to the sunny back patio.
Skip the pizza and order the pulled pork or a cheese burger with a side of perfectly done onion rings.
Knowledgeable staff. Free popcorn. Good foreign and wide release film selection. Two for one Tuesdays.
Best values include flowers, hummus, pomegranate seeds, limes, pizza dough, nuts, steel-cut oats and an assortment of wines.
This lower Queen Anne favorite has quick friendly service and Pad Kee Mao and Larb Gai that are served not too sweet not too hot but just right.
Chicken tacos and steak fajitas are my go to at this QA hole in the wall. Complimentary chips & salsa and a few outdoor seats are a bonus.
Stacya is known as the Eyebrown Queen amongst those in the know about where to get the perfect arch. Friendly, efficient service seals the deal.
This QA charmer is packed with vintage jewelry from kitch to pedigreed. There is something for everyone and Rosie is happy to help them find it. Buy, sell, consign, repair,appraise and custom design--she does it all.
Love. This. Place. OTB presents contemporary performance artists from around the world as well as emerging artists from the northwest. Don't miss OTB movie night or grabbing a jack on your way into the theater.
Daily lap swims and fitness classes (check out Katie's hydrofit on Sat) are why you are supposed to visit but the real draw for many is the use of a sauna.
Perched near the top of Queen Anne hill this park offers sweeping views of the skyline, the Space Needle, the working port, the Olympic mountain range and the stunning Mount Rainier when it makes it’s appearance. A coin operated telescope, a Doris Chase sculpture and a well manicured lawn for picnicking makes this a jewel in the parks system's crown.
Tasty Mexican hot chocolate. Large work surfaces. Lively crowd.
Cool before Seattle was, Colaizzo offers high-end, well-designed frames from makers around the world. Knowledgeable staff make this a go to for lovers of fashion eyewear.
Super convenient for a bite before events at the Key or Seattle Center, though the best value is to be had at lunch time.
Housed in a facility built for the 1962 Worlds Fair the three houses at the Rep put modern conveniences and technology to work to present classic and modern pieces of work from August Wilson, Mike Daisey, David Mamet and more in large and medium sized houses as well as a more intimate environment.
Be sure to pre order the specialty cocktail of the night when you arrive and they'll have it waiting for you at intermission.
It's easy to get your omega-3s here since the cases are stocked full with beautiful, fresh seafood including salmon, clams and crab.
Darts, pool, juke box tunes, happy hour pints, watch the game. Rinse repeat at this old school Queen Anne pub. Happy hour 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday.
Good floral, wine, liquor, cheese and seafood departments. Also check out their special events (tastings, demos & signings) and house made soups and guacamole.
$4 lite bites and brews make visiting before 6:30 p.m. a wise choice. Great outdoor seating is available for dinner.
This jewel box of a cinema is located in SIFF's HQ on Seattle Center grounds and reads more like a Hollywood screening room than a commercial venue. That's a good thing since it means screenings are low key and intimate.
The cosiest and cutest of the outposts of a locally owned Neopolitan pie chain has a pint sized second floor with a lovely view. Fine choice for brunch on Queen Anne Hill.
A bit spendy but worth every penny for your finer acquisitions that need that nip or tuck. Expect excellent customer service and workmanship at this Galer street storefront.
The New Orlean's cousin of the ever popular Peso's expect a bright room with big comfy booths, an open bar & kitchen and hearty flavorful southern bites. Don't miss the breakfast happy hour Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. when 7 bucks can easily feed two.
Also a popular spot to watch the game.
Ready for a leisurely and luxurious meal or just up for a cocktail? This is your spot. Put yourself in the hands of the chef or the barkeep at this lower QA/Fremont gem and you'll be glad you did!
Chips made fresh to order, house-made guac and a tremendous selection of mezcal flights and mezcal based cocktails make this lively room the perfect stop for a quick drink or dinner in Queen Anne.
Tucked into the Mar Queen Hotel this newish cocktail lounge is a quiet spot to grab a cocktail before heading to the nearby theaters or the Key.
The QA outpost of the popular Top Pot empire has wide open window seating, solid coffee offerings and has a moderate noise level that works for meetings and ‘working from home.’
The lamb burgers, gyros, fries and salads are fresh and affordable at this all purpose family owned greek joint with friendly service.
Formerly a Twice Sold Tales the new owners have done a great job in maintaining the wide selection of well priced used volumes from classics to culinary.
If you want red meat in your pho but can't make a decision what kind, order the #14 Tai Chin Nam Gau Gan Sach it comes with everything including eye-round steak, well-done flank, marble brisket and soft tendon.
Previously a full season ticket the Intiman went strictly summer last year and what a summer it was! Great contemporary work performed and produced by a by a tight company in the black box and the main stage. GO!
At the tip of the counter balance you’ll find this tiny florist and plant shop. Designs lean toward the organic and the prices are fair.
As popular as their flagship shop on Cap Hill on a sunny day the line for scoops spills out onto the sidewalk. Grab a salted caramel cone and take a stroll to beautiful Kerry Park.
Founded by a group of QA neighbours this independently ran market has a solid selection of farm products and a fair amount of prepared food including ice cream, arepas, tacos and other bites coming off some of the best food trucks in the area.
Carefully chosen wines from around the world priced from $6 to $600 and not a loser in the bunch-- at least that I've found. Dan McCarthy makes customer service and education a priority and hosts free weekly tastings each Saturday. Join the Vintage Select club and save 15 - 17% on all of your purchases.
Perched on the western slope of Queen Anne Hill the park boasts sweeping views of Puget Sound and the gorgeous old grain elevator as well as a swings, an off leash dog run, a couple of picnic tables and plenty of well maintained green in which to lounge and picnic.
Tucked into the eastern slope residential area in Queen Anne this small park offers great views of the Lake Union, Downtown and Capitol Hill. Bike in and enjoy a leisurely sit on a bench and refill your water bottle. Enjoy the azaleas, rhodies, peekaboo views , play area and pergola.