Kells is a great place for a quiet lunch (it's in a lightly traveled alley, the hustle & bustle disappears as you round the corner) during a day of shopping at Pike Place or a bit of Irish excitement in the wee hours of the night. I was in the bathroom one time and a truely Irish, truely smashed woman in the stall next to me was singing an Irish Lullaby of sorts. This was at noon...Ahh...good times!
I'm told that later in the evening they sometimes spontaneously break into a drinking song or two...
There is also outdoor seating in the alley, sounds a little trashy to say alley, it's actually great, I've never sat indoors before!
Favorite Dish: I'm not the Irish pub fare type, but I usually order one of their fancy salads and they're always fantastic. Last time I went for their Smoked Salmon Salad and there was so much salmon that I enlisted my husband for help and between the 2 of us we were unable to eat it all. Everyone else goes for the Irish food and always says it's fabulous as well.
The Blue Star is where my ultimate frisbee team always used to go for dinner after playing all evening. The wait staff is very patient with us, the food is very tasty, and the beer is plentiful.
Brunch is their speciality, but I'm afraid that I have never partaken.
A great pub located in the heart of downtown, you'll find all of the local business men having a beer after work here, but along with that great good and great drinks! Most importantly this restaurant has an amazing environment and energy.
McMenamins is a huge chain in Oregon, when I lived in Eugene we were always going to the different McMenamins each and every one with their own style usually in old cool houses with wood floors and a really relaxed setting. The beer is unbeatable and I can't even begin to explain the food! When I moved back to Seattle my boyfriend (a native of Oregon) and I were amazed to find a McMenamins on Roy St. (bottom of queen anne) although it was pretty nice inside it just didn't have the McMenamins feel, how could it being the bottom floor of an apartment building?...until we found Dad Watsons. This is located in Fremont right across from the Dubliner, you want a burger and a beer, this is the place to go!
Favorite Dish: The small basket of fries is amazing, it'll feed 3-4 people and of course a pitcher of any of their delicious brewskies!
We ate only seafood, which was very good and served nicely.
The Pub is next to the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle,
Favorite Dish: Broiled salmon, it was cooked to perfection, not overdone like some and we were allowed to share a plate, since our capacity is reached prior to completing a dish.
A great selection of draughts and a great menu. I used to live in this neighborhood (Greenwood/Phiney Ridge) in the early '80's and this was a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood tavern I used to go to when I did my laundry a few doors down. The place was remodled in the late 80's to its present state-a vast improvement!
Favorite Dish: The Gumbo! Spicy and Delicious!
Two bars, separated by a hallway/bathrooms. If you go during the day, only the front bar is open. Around 5pm they open the back bar, which is long and dark. Great place to hang out with a large group of friends, smoke, and drink beer. Front bar is non-smoking. Small outside sitting area. Love that Guiness®! Bands generally play there in the eves.
Favorite Dish: Beer. Every time I've been there with friends who have ordered hors d'ouvres, it's been a fairly long wait for their food (like we're done having beer and are ready to move on and the food hasn't arrived yet). Great place for drinking beer though. :-)
Good food and excellent microbrews directly across from Safeco field (baseball stadium).
Favorite Dish: Oregon Honey Lager
Spacious pub and microbrewery near Pike Place Market. Food wasn't bad. I had an xxxxxstout which had a citrus-like aftertaste to it. My mom had a light which was more to my taste.
Favorite Dish: Ruben sandwich
The Pike Place Brewery has your standard pub food and of course their own beer. Your best bet are the burgers, but the fish and chips are also good.