Our Favorite Outdoor Drinking

CYCLOPS Sidewalk seating provides a great view of Belltown's foot traffic, a good beer selection, and succulent ahi tuna tacos. 2421 First Ave., 441-1677. BELLTOWNFADO IRISH PUB The beer list is great, happy hour is a steal, and you'll enjoy checking out the First Avenue crowd while your bartender regales you with gossip about local brewmasters. 801 First Ave., 264-2700. DOWNTOWNFISHERMAN'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE An old-school, East Coasty, shined-brass seafood joint populated with life-size carved wood figures overlooking Puget Sound; even if it's raining when you go, the view is spectacular. 1301 Alaskan Way (Pier 57), 623-3500. WATERFRONTMARJORIE The narrow garden patio here is populated with two gorgeous trees that create a lovely, dappled light; the bites are teeny and artfully tall, while the mojitos are as good as rumors suggest. 2331 Second Ave., 441-9842, www.trenchtownrocks.com. BELLTOWNTHE PINK DOOR This reliable standby sits in the middle of Pike Place Market, with a stunning view of the Sound, delectable antipasti plates, and a fine wine list. 1919 Post Alley, 443-3241. PIKE PLACE MARKETPYRAMID ALEHOUSE The beer garden is right across the street from Safeco Field, ideal for pregame drinking; check out seasonal taps such as Curveball, a Kolsch-style ale. 1201 First Ave. S., 682-3377. SODORED LION INN TERRACE GARDEN An unknown spot that deserves to be discovered. Make your way up to floor five of this hotel and you'll find a treetop-level deck looking out at the water and nearby buildings. 1415 Fifth Ave., 971-8000. DOWNTOWNVIRGINIA INN A friendly, easygoing hangout, smack dab on First Avenue, close to the Market and near Belltown, so you'll get some good people-watching with your cold ones. 1937 First Ave., 728-1937. DOWNTOWNTHE WHISKEY BAR A mixed crowd of rockabilly types and sexy hipsters enjoy the bar's long happy hour at outdoor tables next door to the Moore. 2000 Second Ave., 443-4490. DOWNTOWN22 Doors This bar-restaurant exposes its back patio to the open sky in the summer; its truffled fries go nicely with all the well-crafted drinks, from girlie pink concoctions to stiffer, old-fashioned cocktails. 405 15th Ave. E., 324-6406. CAPITOL HILLAGUA VERDE CAFE & PADDLE CLUB This hugely popular spot on Portage Bay serves up a fantastic menu that includes fancy-pants mango quesadillas and mango-ritas to sip and snack on after you take a kayak loop around the bay. 1303 N.E. Boat St., 545-8570. UNIVERSITY DISTRICTALKI CRAB & FISH CO. A cheap fish-and-chips spot with a killer view of the downtown skyline, boats for rent, bait for sale, and wine and beer out on the sidewalk patio. 1660 Harbor Ave. S.W., 938-0975. WEST SEATTLEBARKING DOG ALEHOUSE There's a notable lineup of drink options here, from local brews to single-malt scotches, all of which you can enjoy in the outdoor seating area. 705 N.W. 70th St., 782-2974. BALLARDTHE CABIN TAVERN This biker-club favorite boasts a huge patio overlooking Puget Sound, a great beer list, cheap food, and no pretensions. 19322 Richmond Beach Dr. N.W., 542-1177. SHORELINECAFE SEPTIEME You'll find a row of prime seats along Broadway here, as well as huge steins of Fisher ale and delicate, tasty pinot grigios. 214 Broadway E., 860-8858. CAPITOL HILLTHE CAPITOL CLUB Well-mixed drinks alongside Mediterranean-inspired nosh, overlooking Pine Street, where you're guaranteed good people-watching. 414 E. Pine St., 325-2149. CAPITOL HILLEL CHUPACABRA A well-tattooed staff serves up tasty quesadillas and frothy beers on a wooden deck outfitted with planters and gas heaters. 6711 Greenwood Ave. N., 706-4889, www.myspace.com/chupacabra_bar. GREENWOOD/PHINNEYEASTLAKE BAR & GRILLThe huge, popular deck, complete with its own bar, offers more-than-decent bar food and a fantastic view of Lake Washington. 2947 Eastlake Ave. E., 957-7777. EASTLAKETHE ELYSIAN BREWING COMPANY This old standby has a mostly unknown patio out back—a great place to down a house brew and tackle a messy burger. 1221 E. Pike St., 860-1920, www.elysianbrewing.com. CAPITOL HILLFIDDLER'S INN The Inn has a dog-friendly garden patio, and pleases the hippies by (still) playing Dead and Phish tunes. Service might not be speedy, but the mood is chill, man. 9219 35th Ave. N.E., 525-0752. RAVENNA/WEDGWOODTHE GEORGE & DRAGON PUB This Anglophile's favorite offers a street-front patio where hard-core soccer fans outfitted in team jerseys collect rays while imbibing a fine selection of British beers. 206 N. 36th St., 545-6864. FREMONTTHE HARBOUR PUBLIC HOUSEBainbridge Island's easygoing hangout, a good spot to enjoy fish and chips, burgers, and local beers outside on the patio. 231 Parfitt Way S.W. 842-0969. BAINBRIDGE ISLANDHULA HULA Enjoy this tiki-themed bar's outdoor seating along First Avenue while stuffing yourself silly with pupus and umbrella-topped, fruity drinks. 106 First Ave. N., 284-5003. LOWER QUEEN ANNEKING'S HARDWARE You'll enjoy full sun on the huge back deck with cold microbrews and burgers while scoping out the hipsters the next table over. 5225 Ballard Ave. N.W., 782-0027. BALLARDLINDA'S TAVERN Linda's outdoor patio is no secret, but it's still one of the best spots to sip in the sun with your pals against the backdrop of a paint-by-numbers mural. 707 E. Pine St., 325-1220. CAPITOL HILLSAMBAR This spot boasts a beautiful garden patio filled with greenery and flowers and a nice selection of fine wines; the food imports a bit of French hauteur from Le Gourmand next door. 425 N.W. Market St., 781-4883. BALLARDTINI BIGS There are almost as many shiny metal chairs under table umbrellas out on the sidewalk as there are seats inside. Snacks range from burgers to fish tacos. 100 Denny Way, 284-0931, www.tinibigs.com. QUEEN ANNETRIANGLE TAVERN In the center of Fremont, this favorite supplies a long list of savory beers with which to enjoy the never-ending view of passers-by. 3507 Fremont Pl. N., 632-0880. FREMONTTHE WAR ROOM This club's wood-planked rooftop deck is decorated with bamboo and large umbrellas, so you can sip your Red Stripe in the shade. 722 E. Pike St., 328-7666, www.thewarroomseattle.com. CAPITOL HILLWILDE ROVER This Irish bar boasts two outdoor seating areas, oh-so-authentic pasties and curry fries, and a beer list that includes Smithwick's and Boddington's. 111 Central Way, 425-822-8940, www.wilderover.com. KIRKLAND

 
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