A nice meal and a cold, locally brewed pint may just be the best two ways to show your appreciation to your dad. Here are a few places where you can show him the love this Father's Day. And by all means, don't forget to pick up the check.
This popular waterfront oyster house celebrates the bivalve like no other with its annual Oyster New Year fete. Truth be told, they celebrate the fruits of the sea all year long with the freshest takes in oysters, crabs, prawns and wild salmon.
Maybe you've seen their beers in stores or being served up by owners Charles and Rose Ann Finkel at various events around town, but if you haven't made your way to their flagship digs in Pike Place Market you're missing out. A dizzyingly array of well crafted beers (like the popular 'Naughty Nellie') with tasty pub fare to match keeps this place 'hopping' 7 days (and nights) a week.
Classic, venerable steak house. Custom dry aged and grilled over mesquite charcoal make for some of the finest steaks served up in this city. And if you're looking for that perfect bottle of wine to complement the meal, head sommelier Thomas Price will show you the way.
New stylish digs - same incredible Korean inspired fare coming out of the kitchen. Stop by Sunday night for their dinner series which features NW wines.
If you like a little film noir with your beer - Naked City delivers. This popular neighborhood joint serves up pints from the more than 25 taps that line the bar. Not just for "noir heads" though, Naked City is a major destination to catch all the major sporting events while hoisting back a brew. Great beer and a great hangout.
Just like their older sibling on Capitol Hill this joint serves up some serious fresh and tasty Vietnamese fare. If you're just looking to whet your whistle, the Monsoon bar is also known for mixing up some seriously inventive cocktails.
Just because you don't have on a suit and tie doesn't mean you shouldn't head into this steak house for lunch. Sure, there will be plenty of business types having lunch on the company dime but don't let that scare you away. Lunch eases into Happy Hour where you can score a 1/2 lb. Prime Beef Bacon Cheeseburger for 10 bucks.
There are plenty of good reasons to stop by and enjoy the food that comes out of the open kitchen at Sitka & Spruce. But if you're a brunch person there's no better reason than the smoked trout served with potatoes and a little bit of horseradish and creme fraiche.
Grab a seat at the bar and watch the magic in the kitchen happen right before you. The pork belly pancake and the roasted duck/smoked tea noodles are just a couple of winners among many. A bright, lively room adds to the fun.
Sit at the tasting room bar and make your way through their year-round beers (don't worry, they offer samplers) or grab a pint of your favorite brew and head outside to the patio. If you're still thirsty, grab a growler or a keg-to-go on your way out because Big Al's knows beer.
Great place to grab a brew. There's limited seating inside, but the patio opens up with plenty of seating to accommodate the thirsty. If you can't decide on a beer - order the flight for a sampling of their goods.
If you happen to walk by and look in the window as they are rolling out their handmade pasta you'll be hooked. If you feel like you can't leave without trying everything on the menu then go "all in" with the Menu Degustazione. At $125 it gets you a tasting of just about everything your heart and stomach desires.
A great place for a power lunch or a place to just sit back and leisurely enjoy a cheese plate with a ridiculously good glass of wine. Also, the desserts here cannot be beat. Happy Hour is also a popular spot for downtown workers as they ease into the evening.
There's not a bad seat in this lovely room that features an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows - but a table by the mammoth stone fireplace is hard to beat. Expect the exceptional when ordering from the farm fresh inspired menu.
Two things you’re guaranteed at a Renee Erickson restaurant: stylish digs and delicious food. Erickson's latest enterprise, The Whale Wins, delivers on both. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room or cozy up to the Pac Northwest elements in the garden patio. The ‘Whale Call Happy Hour’ serves up tasty deals like sardines, curried tomato paste & shaved fennel resting on top of grilled toast.
The name says it all...Epic. The last time I stopped by, the good folks at Epic Ales were pulling some newly created brews for happy hour and serving up freshly smoked oysters at the bar. Inventive beer with food to match makes this SODO joint hop.
The meat slicer in this joint is like the Rolls Royce of meat slicers. And you'll be eating in style when you order some nicely sliced salumi from the 16 different styles of meat that grace Bar Cotto's kitchen. Get 5 varieties for 25 bucks and make a night out of it (the torta fritta pairs quite nicely). Stop in during Happy Hour and wind down with a glass of Lambrusco. It's addictive!