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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Seattle / Eastern Washington

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Seattle / Eastern Washington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (1203)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Bake's Place Bar & Bistro is a restaurant, bar & private event space in downtown Bellevue that exudes atmosphere and elegance. Bake's is also home to the largest, most unique patio on the east side. We feature outdoor covered & heated areas as well as being very dog friendly. During these challenging times, your health and safety are our top priority. We strictly adhere to all guidelines set forth by the governor. In addition, all tables inside and out are properly socially distanced, mask wearing is mandatory, tables and chairs are fully sanitized before and after each use. We feature a chef driven seasonal menu that is available for takeout, a well curated wine and spirits list that includes over 200 whiskies and an ever evolving craft cocktail to go program. Inside the restaurant, our high vaulted ceilings give way to a spacious, multi-level dining room making it one of the most ideal spots for private events in Bellevue. So come spend some time with us and let our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff guide you through a one of a kind experience. Top it all off with free parking and who knows.we may just become your new favorite place.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent place for date night. Great drinks, delicious food, amazing service! Got to watch an amazing blues band performing live. Great price point for food and entertainment in downtown Bellevue.
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4.9
4.9 (49)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Rumba is the Northwest's premiere rum bar featuring over 700 different rums. We make delicious rum-forward craft drinks with our freshly squeezed juices, balanced house syrups, and sourced best-quality ingredients. Our drinks are flavorful, focused and "not too sweet!"



https://www.rumbaonpike.com/

Top review
Robert
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Very likely best rum bar in US. Unbelievable selection and super knowledgeable bartenders.
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4.9
4.9 (77)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website.

OOLA Capitol Hill offers craft cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits, elevated bar snacks and PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.

Top review
MarkDvip
Dined 3 days ago
I went again 4 days later to make sure the food was as good as I remembered. I remembered correctly.
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4.8
4.8 (459)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Downtown
About the restaurant
(21 & over only)
In the heart of Pike Place Market, Radiator Whiskey Bar features food that brings a smile and drinks in every variety of container and iteration; straight, mixed, bottled, canned and on tap. Step inside Radiator Whiskey and be immersed in Pacific Northwest atmosphere, warm tones, industrial architecture and plenty of natural wood accents including a larger than live whiskey barrel wall.
(21 & over only)
Radiator Whiskey has daily happy hour drink specials and daily rotating meat specials on top of the regular menu. All the dishes are created fresh with options such as apple salad, smoked & fried half chicken, fried pork shank and warm cornbread.
Must be 21 and over.
Please bring valid identifications per Washington state law.

Top review
albeevip
Dined 4 days ago
A great Seattle find hidden across from Pikes Market. Fantastic food but the real treasure is the collection of bourbon, scotch, rye. They have reasonably priced gems that the discriminating fan will appreciate.
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4.8
4.8 (1057)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Olympia
About the restaurant
**Dear Guests, PLEASE READ **

Swing is a 21 and over venue.

We do not allow pets on our patio.

During particularly hot days, we may have a limited menu available.

We have a 15 minute grace period for reservations, please call if you are running late.

We have outdoor seating, indoor seating (which includes main floor tables and the wine cellar downstairs) and a bar height table (Table 11) indoors, please select the area that suits you.

Swing is the perfect spot for date night, or celebrating with friends!
With an award-winning wine list and wonderful staff, Swing is perched on the hill overlooking Capitol Lake.

Swing is a full service restaurant and bar specializing in original and classic craft cocktails, wine flights, and over 25 wines by the glass. We are woman owned and operated since 2007.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Beautiful view - lovely evening - great service and excellent food.
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4.8
4.8 (15)
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Hanoon is a captivating and versatile restaurant that gracefully transforms from an open and breezy cafe during the day into an elegant and casual dining destination at night. Hanoon's refined yet welcoming atmosphere is matched only by its expertly crafted levantine-inspired dishes and beverages. With an emphasis on hospitality and creating shared social experiences, Hanoon is the perfect spot for any occasion, from a relaxing solo coffee break to a vibrant dinner with friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Excellent food! The labneh and humus as well as the side salads with the chicken and lamb were really nice.
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4.8
4.8 (89)
$30 and under
American
West Seattle/Alki
About the restaurant
Camp West is West Seattle's 21 and up newest neighborhood restaurant.
We offer delicious dishes with ingredients sourced locally and fresh.
Our craft cocktails will remind you the days you were out in the woods with your friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Great food, drinks and service every time! Best smash burger in town!
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4.8
4.8 (22)
$30 and under
Brewery
Cowiche
About the restaurant
Cowiche Creek Brewing is one of the most unique dining experiences in the Yakima Valley. Located on a 40 acre working farm with expansive valley views and indoor/outdoor seating, the brewery highlights crisp, hop-forward ales paired with the kitchen's rotating, seasonal menu. Their culinary creativity elevates the menu beyond traditional brewpub fare; including USDA Prime Grade burgers (ground in-house), homemade pastas, and specialty dining events featuring oysters, birria tacos, prime rib, and lobster rolls.
Top review
JoanK
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
I love this place. Friendly and comfortable. Casual atmosphere with gourmet cuisine.
A photo of Von's 1000 Spirits - Seattle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (145)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Enjoy creatively prepared American fare at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. This charming spot features various flags draped across the ceiling and an open kitchen where patrons can watch the chefs at work. Owner Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge and Executive Chef Jason Amador delight in offering delicious food with friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. Patrons can choose from entrées like salmon cakes with pickled vegetables, homemade meatballs with pasta or a hoisin-glazed prime rib burger at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. Sourdough pizza with a choice of toppings, salads, hearty sandwiches and vegetarian dishes also make for fulfilling meals. Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro is featured in publications such as The Seattle Times and The Stranger. It has happy hour with a sizable bar that serves cocktails as well as housemade vodka, gin and tequila. This bistro hosts private events for parties as well.
Top review
BloodyMaryBrunchvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Super great food and drinks! We tried two pastas, wings, chips and guacamole and smash burger. All were phenomenal. You won’t be disappointed!
A photo of Bottle & Bull restaurant
4.7
4.7 (460)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Experience the travels of Ernest Hemingway through your palette; eating and drinking your way through the cities that Hemingway loved to frequent; Havana, Paris, Florence and Pamplona (where he discovered his love for bull fighting!) to name a few.
We focus on locally sourced, farm-to-table menus with hand crafted cocktails, as fluid as the seasons.
Like Ernest Hemingway our hunger knows no borders!
Open to those 21 and older.

Top review
RyanJames
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Wonderful attentive service providing great food and drink
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