Bar With a View

Seattle’s new­est rooftop bar has a killer view, plus other fun spots to grab a cock­tail out­side.

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The new­est ad­di­tion to Seattle’s rooftop bars, The Nest is at the top of the Thomp­son Ho­tel. Sit­ting at First Ave. and Ste­wart St., you’ll have views of El­liott Bay, Pike Place Mar­ket and all of down­town while en­joy­ing drinks and bites in an in­door- out­door liv­ing room. www. thomp­son­ho­ 110 Ste­wart St., 206.623.4600


En­joy a mar­garita on the pa­tio at this Mex­i­can spot on Capi­tol Hill. Mon­day through Fri­day, stop in from 11 am- 6 pm or Satur­day and Sun­day from 3- 6 pm for the happy hour menu. The cov­ered pa­tio opens up to let in Seattle’s sum­mer nights, and there are even a cou­ple spots around a fire— grab one if you can.­vapo­ 1000 E. Pike St., 206.453.4216


The South Lake Union lo­ca­tion of this pop­u­lar spot (the other lo­ca­tion is on Capi­tol Hill) is a fun place to grab a seat out­side and en­joy a cock­tail or two. The restau­rant’s bloody marys have made best of lists more than once. There are also boozy milk­shakes and a full bar. Oh—the burg­ers were voted some of the best in Amer­ica, if you’re hun­gry. www.sam­stav­ernseat­ 400 Ninth Ave. N, 206.453.5493


This spot has two lo­ca­tions: At Pike Place Mar­ket, en­joy cocktails on tap, all made with homemade Rachel’s Ginger Beer. There are even boozy floats. The win­dows open wide, bring­ing the bustling mar­ket in­side. The other lo­ca­tion is on Capi­tol Hill, where in ad­di­tion to hand­crafted cocktails, they also serve fries with a va­ri­ety of dip­ping sauces to en­joy out- of- doors. www. rachels­gin­ger­ 1530 Post Al­ley. 1610 12th Ave.


Re­lax in an Adiron­dack along the shores of Lake Union at this spot where you can get fresh oys­ters and other seafood along­side a cock­tail. There’s also a fire pit and a large deck—plenty of op­tions for out­door re­lax­ation. Stop by dur­ing the oys­ter happy hour from 4- 6 pm Mon.- Fri. and 3- 6 pm Sat.-Sun. www.west­ward­seat­ 2501 N. North­lake Way, 206.552.8215


Lo­cated on a quiet street on Capi­tol Hill, this spot has a lovely pa­tio where you can en­joy cocktails or a glass of wine with friends. Stop in on Sun­days for half price bot­tles of wine or from 4- 6 pm daily for their happy hour. There are both small plates for shar­ing and larger plates if you’re hun­gry. www.aneigh­bor­hood­ 550 19th Ave. E, 206.860.0077


This pop­u­lar spot in Fre­mont has a huge ur­ban beer gar­den for en­joy­ing brews in the sun­shine. Find things like the Univer­sale Pale Ale made with Northwest pale-roasted malt and Northwest hops or the Fre­mont Sum­mer Ale, “tan­ger­ine flow­ers in a glass.” Open 11 am9 pm daily. www.fre­mont­brew­ 1050 N. 34th St.

The Nest, the high­est rooftop bar in Seattle, over­looks Seattle’s wa­ter­front and be­yond.

Head to Poquitos for mar­gar­i­tas by the fire.

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