Monthly Archives: November 2012

Top 10 Places For a Cold Brew Around the Sound

Do you find yourself getting bored of hanging out at the same neighborhood bar, just around the corner form your apartment? Try something different next time your in the mood for a change of scenery, and check out one of the local favorites around the city of Seattle. Seattle Weekly has compiled an extensive list of fun and funky places to order a brew and watch a Sounders game, or play a round of shuffleboard or pool with your friends. Check out the list below, and please offer your suggestions: any additional watering holes that MUST be on this list?

Canterbury Ale & Eats – This Capitol Hill dive is a place where you can truly eat, drink and be merry. The exterior resembles a medieval castle with a full suit of armor to greet you at the door. Once inside diners have endless options of pub grub and a full bar, with shuffleboard, pool tables, a number of large flat screen TVs playing whatever games are on that night of the week, and a jukebox full of all the classics.

Al’s Tavern– This Wallingford favorite is easy to miss on NE 45th Street, but those who have been in a time or two since it’s opening 7 decades ago will tell you they come back for the old school charm, and cheap good eats. Al’s is a cash only dive, with cheap burgers pints and stiffs, and prices haven’t changed much since it’s opening long ago. Al’s has a jukebox and pool tables for entertaining.

Targy’s Tavern– Who knows if the rumors ring true, but Targy’s is said to be one of the first bars in town to have opened after Prohibition went out the window. Located on Queen Anne Hill, Targy’s is away from the busy ave, but neighborhood locals will flock here for a relaxing brew or a stiff drink, and hit the dart boards or catch a game with the guys. They have a very happy happy hour from 4-7 Monday-Saturday, and all day Sunday, $2.50 bottles, and $3.50 drafts.

Twilight Exit– Can you really say anything bad about a great Central District bar that cures it’s own bacon? Twilight has a great beer selection, and happy hour with $1.50 PBRS til 8pm, and you’ll find an array of games in the back area from Ms. Pac Man to Buck Hunter, and shuffleboard. When the weather pick up again, there is ping pong out back

Hattie’s Hat– While wandering down the main strip of Ballard Ave, you’ve likely passed Hattie’s, and it’s pretty much stayed the same since they served the first brew back in 1904. They no longer open at 6am to cater to the graveyard dockworkers, but they do have two nice happy hours from 3-7 and 10-midnight, and brunch on the weekends.


Happy Turkey Day Seattle!

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For those procastinators: How to Cook a Turkey

For NFL Fans: 9:30 AM on CBS, Texans vs Lions (Seahawk fans root for Texans); 1:15 PM on FOX, Redskins vs Cowboys (Seahawk fans root for Redskins); & 5:20 on NBC, Patriots vs Jets (Seahawk fans do not care)

For College Football Fans: 4:30 PM on ESPN, TCU vs Texas

For Gonzaga Fans: 6 PM on ESPN2, Clemson vs Gonzaga

For those who get stressed on the holidays: Meditation

For those akward moments when talking to family: Discussion Topics

For keeping peace at the Thanksgiving dinner: Topics to Avoid

If you do not avoid those topics: Unbeatable Arguments

Queen Anne View Condo Available

This 4 bed, 2.75 2,292 sf condo in Queen Anne has been on the market for just over a month, with great bay windows overlooking the Lake Union waterfront. This unit features a skylight, two fireplaces architectural coffered ceilings, and a lovely oversized jetted soaking tub. There are four bedrooms plus a den, a deck with a view perfect for entertaining, and hardwood flooring throughout. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, this unit is in the perfect location in close proximity to SPU, Fremont, Downtown and the South Lake Union area. For additional information on this home, or others in the area visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 4/2.75
Price: $649,000

Trees Are Popping Up on the Space Needle Before Christmas

Space Needle’s New Design, courtesy of

The top of the space needle has been painted the iconic gold-orange in recognition of it’s 50th Anniversary this year, but now that the #Topthis contest is over, what will the Space Needle look like for the next 6 months? The winner, Nicole Commins, has come up with a design that pay’s tribute to the city’s bright culture and vibrant green landscape,  green as far as the eye can see! Crews have already begun painting trees onto the new bright orange background.

We’re accustomed to seeing a tree at the top of the space needle around Christmas time, but this year we’ll see several trees painted up there before the Thanksgiving holiday this week. For more information on the Space Needle‘s design, visit the website today.