You swiped right. So did they. You’re a little giddy, but you don’t want to have expectations. You’ve also never met this person, and have no real reason to believe that they are who you imagine they might be. No better place than Cal Anderson Park for a sweet and friendly first meeting: It’s public, it’s pretty, and it’s surrounded by the leafy blocks and choice bars of Capitol Hill. That means dozens of imbibing options if the sparks are flying, and just as many escape routes if they aren’t. seattle.gov
First runner-up: Rhein Haus
Second runner-up: Poquitos
Honorable mention: Westward, Club Z
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