Seattle

Our Field Guide is your road map to our fav spots in Seattle! 

Eat.

˙∆ Joule ∆˙

Serving contemporary Korean cuisine in blue-tiled digs, Joule is an ode to a country’s love of beef. Go for dinner or for brunch, the mid-morning menu is a rotating themed buffet of fermented, pickled and smoked goodness. Photo courtesy of Joule.

 

˙∆ Manolin ∆˙

Plantain chips! Rockfish ceviche! Grilled papaya! Manolin offers a small-yet-hard-to choose-from menu of seafood dishes at their aesthetically U-shaped bar. With seafaring cocktails and an edited wine list, the Fremont beauty is perfect for most every occasion. Photos courtesy of Manolin.

 

Un Bien

˙∆ Un Bien ∆˙

Un Bien’s signature “Caribbean Sandwich” is slathered with aioli on a lightly toasted baguette, with fresh cilantro, pickled jalenpeños, crisp romaine lettuce, and…wait for it…carmelized onions. Need we say more? Add the fire-roasted corn on the cob for a truly Caribbean experience at Un Bien’s sunset-pink shack. Photo courtesy of Un Bien.

 


˙∆  MA’ONO Fried Chicken ∆˙

Communal tables and 90’s R&B set the tone for classic soul food prepared with Hawaiian flavors at Seattle’s Ma’Ono. The fried chicken is tender and crispy, served alongside reworked classics like mac & kimcheese and currey and bacon fried rice. Photo courtesy of MA’ONO Fried Chicken.

 

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˙∆ Oddfellows ∆˙

Drop in for a drink, a casual date or a seriously good brunch – Oddfellows will always impress with a fresh, seasonal and delicious meal at their charming space. Photos courtesy of Oddfellows.

 

˙∆ The Walrus and the Carpenter ∆˙

Classic French cuisine served in a space that resembles the camaraderie of a seaside fishing pub, the internationally acclaimed The Walrus and the Carpenter serves perfectly shucked, chubby oysters at their welcoming bar in Old Ballard. Photo courtesy of The Walrus and the Carpenter.

 

Drink.

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˙∆ New Luck Toy ∆˙

Sip on the Strawberry & Prickly Pear Margarita or on-tap Pink Guava Paloma at New Luck Toy’s cool-kitsch West Seattle bar and restaurant. There’s also pinball and, after a drink or two, karaoke. Photos courtesy of New Luck Toy.

 

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˙∆ Foreign National ∆˙

An orbiting disco ball reflects shiny flamingo statues at Foreign National’s bar that serves up tiki classics alongside highbrow cocktails. The bar also dishes up small “drinking snacks” such as sour pour and sticky rice sausages. Photos courtesy of Foreign National.

 

Unicorn Bar

˙∆ Unicorn Bar ∆˙

Unicorn Bar lives up to its name with a whimsical, one-of-a-kind experience of circus-inspired fried bites, delightful cocktails, games and shows. The bar is known for their Drag Queen brunch as well as lively karaoke and trivia nights. Photo courtesy of Unicorn Bar.

 

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˙∆ Damn the Weather ∆˙

Curse the Seattle weather at this Pioneer Square watering hole, a curated 1889 wood-and-brick space from the mind of former Fleet Foxes bassist Bryn Lumsden. Damn the Weather is home to one of the best bar programs in the city, making its reputation as a welcoming bartender’s bar. Photos courtesy of Damn the Weather.

 

Sip.

˙∆ Elm ∆˙

Single-origin coffee is roasted onsite at Elm Coffee Roaster’s historic Pioneer Square spot. Sip a drip coffee while you  work or grab a quick espresso at their chic and minimal wooden bar. Photos courtesy of Elm.

 

General Porpoise

˙∆ General Porpoise ∆˙

A bright pink espresso machine colors General Porpoise’s bright and open space, alongside perfectly poured, artisanally-roasted lattes and handmade doughnuts made from locally sourced ingredients. Photo courtesy of General Porpoise.

 

 

Shop.

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˙∆ Moorea Seal ∆˙

A beautifully edited selection of handmade objects, Moorea Seal offers makers and artists’ work alongside goods from around the globe. Find gifts, accessories, objects and clothes at their airy yet cozy downtown home. Photos courtesy of Moorea Seal.

 

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˙∆ JOIN DSGN ∆˙

Giving a voice to the local design community, JOIN DSGN’s eclectic yet minimal space showcases the best of Seattle’s maker and artisan talent.The collaborative space also hosts pop-ups, contests, tradeshows, and more, all in the hopes of nurturing the creative local environment. Photo courtesy of JOIN DSGN.

 

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˙∆ Glasswing ∆˙

Sitting at the center of a lively marketplace including farm to table restaurants, artisan grocers, and specialty bars, Glasswing hopes to capture the elusive essence of contemporary Pacific Northwest design at their large and curated shop. The front half of the store is an homage the the makers of Seattle, offering a selection of locally made goods carefully curated throughout. The back half is a shared design office and gallery space, where artists are able to workshop and showcase their art. Photo courtesy of Glasswing.

 

Do.

Center for Wooden Boats

˙∆ Center for Wooden Boats Sunday Sail ∆˙

Grab a lifejacket and strap on yer sealegs for a 25-year-old Seattle tradition courtesy of the Center for Wooden Boats. Every Sunday, volunteer skipper and crews take nautical tourists on museum-quality vessels from wooden canoes to antique sailboats around Lake Union. If it’s a sunny day, arrive early! Photo courtesy of Center for Wooden Boats Sunday Sail.

 

˙∆ Pike Place Market ∆˙

Locally sourced and always affordable, Pike Place Market’s perennially-blooming flowers are bundled for an effortlessly curated table spread, bedside table or thoughtful gift. Photo courtesy of Pike Place Market.