Posts tagged with: bar

Sausalito CA

Beautiful spot: Farley Bar. Nice option versus the more formal restaurant across the hall….and much less “stuffy”. Started with the oysters…..made by the shallot mignonette; followed by the burrata with...

San Francisco

It’s about the view: The View. Typical bar food which was quite good but, it’s all about the view….not to be missed on your next visit to SFO! Located at...

Seattle

Last updated on October 8th, 2019 at 11:37 pmHard to come up for air: Deep Dive. For sure the most unique bar in Seattle. It’s located below the Amazon Spheres...

Duvall WA

No bike this time: Duvall Tavern. We were visiting this small town just east of the metro area and stopped in to checkout this “world famous since 1934” establishment in...

Fort Bragg CA

Went to see the glass beach: North Coast Brewing Co. The beer is great and the food…..bar food….with huge portions. No way to eat the whole jumbo shrimp platter. All the...

Seattle WA

You gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel in the U District and...

Vancouver BC

Local Bar: Biercraft. Another place you won’t find unless you have local knowledge. There are 3 locations in Vancouver; this one is on Commercial Drive (“The Drive”) and is obviously...

Seattle

Impossible Burger: Meet the Moon. We had been looking…all over for the Impossible Burger….and didn’t even know they had it on the menu. Not only was it listed, they actually...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:22 pmOrdered too much food: Public House 124. In Walla Walla to do some riding and needed fuel for the next day….but not...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:25 pmAfter dinner drinks: Bluebird Distilling. Nice spot inside The Bourse food hall for a late night drink. Friendly bartender who knows his...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:37 pmHalfway there: Hundred North. Decided to have brunch with our daughter who lives in Vancouver BC, so we met her in Bellingham….which...

Santiago

Not a restaurant but a Santiago gem: Aubrey Hotel. With only 15 rooms you feel like you are staying in your own home. The “public” spaces are plentiful….more than any...

Santiago

Inside the Marriott: Akun Lounge & Bar. Beautiful space for a quick bite and glass of wine. The pictures also show the Executive Lounge which has an interesting way to...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:18 pmAfter skiing late lunch: Roslyn Cafe. This is the cafe of Northern Exposure fame….as is almost everything in the town of Roslyn!...

Chico MT

On the road again: Chico Saloon. Stopped in for a light snack and a swim. A swim you say, at a saloon? Yep. This is probably the only example of...

Livingston MT

On the way to North Yellowstone: Gil’s Goods Quick stop for coffee and a few snacks at this local spot. In addition to baked goods, they have a full breakfast...

Birmingham AL

Rehearsal dinner: EastWest As a kid growing up near here it’s hard to believe the number of food choices now available in this city. I remember the one Chinese restaurant...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:38 pmNorthern Exposure Fame: The Brick. Decided to stop in after a hike in the area. The history of this area of Washington...

San Diego

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:43 pmNew American Fusion: Kettner Exchange. It’s a bit hard to find…in a nondescript building on a corner, it’s easy to miss. Walk down the...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:13 pmAnimals anyone: The Lion’s Share. One of those places that would be off most people’s radar unless you are a local. I’ve...

Portland

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:23 pmDinner with amazing views: Departure. Go here if for no other reason but the views from this restaurant located on the 15th...

San Francisco

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:34 pmAt Hotel Griffon: Perry’s. One of 2 locations in the city, this one fronts the Embarcadero. The alfresco area on a nice...

San Francisco

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:37 pmDrinks anyone? Wayfare Tavern. Stopped by for a drink and some light appetizers before dinner. This is a very popular spot for…….you...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:43 pmReturn visit: Bar Cantinetta. Our prior visit was for a wine tasting menu and I wasn’t that impressed with the food but...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:00 pmNice spot in Pioneer Square with a great name: Damn the Weather. Business meeting downtown with an option to eat here or...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:11 pmFor biscuit fans: Seattle Biscuit Company First met these guys when all they had was a truck…..now they have a brick and...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:21 pmBeer with a twist: No Anchor. Focus is on beer…and variations on that theme. It’s a relatively small bar in the Belltown...

La Conner WA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:49 pmLooking for a bite after the tulip fields: The Oyster and Thistle. Located a bit off the beaten path on the Sound,...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:02 pmOn the way home: Grille District. Needed a quick bite to eat before the long flight back to Seattle. I wouldn’t call...

Kawaihae, Big Island HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:22 pmRepeat visit: Seafood Bar & Grill. Funky little place on the Kohala Coast that we visited a few years ago. It’s upstairs…..and...

Issaquah WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pmLooking for late lunch: Stan’s BBQ. Hard to find good BBQ in Seattle but thought we’d give this place a try. Located...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:24 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. New spot in the Maple Leaf area that opened about a week ago. Sounded like...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:25 pmNice spot near Seattle Center on lower Queen Anne for a drink: Solo Bar & Eatery. Eclectic space that feels a bit...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:08 amDinner for 20 something: Morimoto. Usually it’s difficult to tell about a restaurant when you’re in a large party but only a...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:10 amDrinks with friends: Royal Boucherie. Hot spot near the Delaware River in the old city….brought to you by a top chef. The...

Philadelphia

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:00 pmOn the list: Vernick. This place has a reputation….all the way to Seattle and has been on my list for some time....

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWould be even better for dinner and a beer in the summer: White Swan Public House. Located in South Lake Union the...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:50 pmTrying to find a bar: The Keg. The holiday….Boxing Day…had the bars at Whistler packed and we finally stumbled on this place...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmAnother great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:14 pmNot a restaurant: Hotel Giulia Milan. Part of a small chain of boutique hotels located mostly in Europe but with one property...

Anacortes WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:37 pmA short drive from the ferry terminal: Adrift. Forgotten we had been here a number of years ago…it hasn’t changed much although...

Eastsound WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:45 pmA lunch stop while exploring the island: Madrona Bar & Grill. Not our first choice but on a busy day it fit...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:35 pmWhile you shop: Habitant at Nordstrom Ok…ok….you have to have a drink before shopping….right? Even if that isn’t correct, if you’re in...

Friday Harbor WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:36 pmEarly afternoon snack after whale watching: Downriggers Gorgeous space and views so worth a visit just for that reason. That said, the...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:29 pmStill wandering around Georgetown and needed a drink: Martin’s Tavern. It’s been here since 1933 and has quite an extensive history…said to...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:37 pmWandering around Georgetown and needed a quick lunch: Kafe Leopold’s. Beautiful space near the C&O canal which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:02 pmUpscale bar: Blue Duck Tavern. Part of the Michelin rated restaurant by the same name located in the Park Hyatt. “Ducked” in...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:06 pmI don’t often post on hotels but this place is special: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge A new upscale hotel in Brooklyn that...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:08 pmVietnamese on lower Capitol Hill: Ba Bar One of two restaurants, and soon to be a 3rd at U Village, this is...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:44 pmThis is the real deal: Herbsaint Last dining experience this trip and this is by far the best of those tasted. The...

New Orleans

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 05:14 pmStill trying new places and this looked unlike the typical city fare: Compère Lapin. Located inside the Old No. 77 Hotel near the...

New Orleans

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:13 pmI haven’t been here in about 30 years: K-Paul’s Just got in and didn’t have any plans so I thought I’d see...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:57 pmLast stop on our way back to Seattle: Darby’s Public House. Just had drinks before dropping our son off at the airport...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:16 pmSon visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter...

Seattle

Last updated on January 21st, 2019 at 09:15 pmOpen only one week: JuneBaby. The second offering from the highly regarded chef/owner of Salare. The food has a more Southern focus...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:14 pmEnd of the indoor cycling class season meetup: The Pub at 3rd Place Always been an interesting place in the basement of...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:38 pmLocal knowledge wins again: Grapes and Soda. Got to Vancouver a bit late and this spot was recommended by our daughter who...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:18 pmAnother Seattle restaurant by Renee Erickson: Bar Melusine Described as an oyster bar with small plates and focused on the cuisine of Normandy...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:12 pmPizza in the heart of Chinatown: Matchbox. One of 3 locations in DC this one is close to the convention center and...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:15 pmStopped for a post dinner drink with the UW crowd: Silo. Near the DC Convention Center just north of Chinatown. Very busy...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:22 pmQuick bite to eat: Bóveda. Just off the plane and didn’t take UA up on their hamburger so I was looking for...

Seattle

Last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 10:42 pmIn the restaurant core at University Village: Joey Kitchen. This is a chain of restaurants out of Vancouver BC that serves a...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:41 pmDined here about a year ago: Homer St Cafe and Bar Housed in a Victorian styled building in a corner location the...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:58 pmTerrible weather outside so had a quick lunch at: Cafe One. Inside the north tower of the Sheraton Wall Center it’s your...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:22 amA cold night so not very adventurous: Red Owl Tavern. It’s the restaurant for the Hotel Monaco so it was easy to...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on July 30th, 2019 at 03:24 pmNew place with well deserved extremely positive reviews: Fancy’s on Fifth. The restaurant scene in Birmingham is surprisingly strong for the size...

Seattle

Last updated on December 4th, 2018 at 08:56 pmAt the Four Seasons: Goldfinch Tavern. Even though it’s a hotel restaurant it’s quite good and the service is excellent. Very nice,...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on August 12th, 2018 at 10:20 amGreat wine bar in the heart of Bozeman: Plonk. Nice space right on Main Street. Good selection of wines and cocktails. Nice...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:48 pmThis restaurant is in a spectacular space in the Sydney Opera House: Bennelong The best way to describe the cuisine is nouveau...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:27 pmOne of those places for a quick bite: Liam’s This is a good spot if you are shopping at University Village and...

Seattle

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 08:25 pmTry this place for happy hour: Frank’s. One of a 2 restaurants owned by the same family this one is a bar...

Seattle

Last updated on April 15th, 2019 at 10:08 pmHappy hour is about the only time you can just walk into this place and get a table: Radiator Whiskey. Upscale bar...

Whistler BC

Last updated on September 26th, 2019 at 01:32 pmGreat place for small plates in Whistler Village: Bar Oso. It’s a great for lunch away from the hustle and bustle of...