Seattle draws a lot of similarities to Melbourne. From 4 seasons in one day to being one of the trendiest and exciting places to try fusion food, which tend to be also hidden down alleys and hidden doors. Mainly, Seattle established itself as the coffee capital of the United States early on, as it played as the birthplace to a humble cafe little cafe called Starbucks. From then on Starbucks has now grown to caffeinate nearly every major city in the world.
You can not let Seattle’s, Melbourne like weather deter you from getting out and about. Our friend and Seattle insider, @NELSON_YONG has put together an absolute drooling list of bars, restaurants to eat at, and if that food binge gets too much, he has also given us some great spots to crash whilst you visit this must-see city on West Coast.
Located amongst some of the best downtown eateries, The Thompson Hotel offers sophisticated rooms with all the amenities you could possibly need. This modern hotel features rooms with floor-to-wall ceilings that showcase the delightful views of the city. With an in-house elegant and upscale restaurant and a roof top bar, you won’t ever have to step foot outside of the hotel. You should, however, visit Pike Place Market that is only a minutes walk from this premium hotel.
If you’re looking for another hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle, then the Inn At The Market is the place for you. This gorgeous hotel is mere minutes away from all the best attractions that Seattle has on offer. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, as this sophisticated spot has sushi, Korean and french restaurants right on site.
Along the coast of Elliot Bay sits the delightfully relaxed Pailhotel Seattle. Each room of this stylish spot exude vintage vibes, that you’ll be sure to love. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s, stocked minibars and rainshowers in this gorgeous hotel located just a short walk away from all of Seattle’s best spots.
This upscale Italian restaurant draws crowds from near and far. Dine under their sparkling chandeliers and bask in the warmth and family spirit that Barolo Ristorante is famous for. Experience traditional, yet innovative Italian style cooking from Executive Chef, Maurizio Milazzo, in the gorgeous back drop of this stellar Seattle restaurant.
If you’re looking for a classic American menu with a twist, Costal Kitchen is the place for you. Specialising in seafood, this Seattle staple is nestled in the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. Enjoy fresh and sustainably sourced seafood in this unmissable eatery.
Sushi Kashiba is the latest restaurant from Chef Shiro Kashiba. Dubbed the “Sushi Sensei” of Seattle by the Seattle Times, Kashiba impresses his guests with his culinary artistry as he serves up high-end sushi and omakase. Sit back and enjoy incredible foods, with a view to match, in this gorgeous restaurant located next to the Pike Place Market.
This cozy bar serves up aged spirits and bespoke cocktails alongside bar snacks that feature food from all over the globe. Voted number 6 in the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2014, Canon Seattle is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, or two.
Work your way through the extensive whiskey list at Radiator Whiskey. Named one of the hottest bars in the U.S, this rustic, yet chic spot features unforgettable cocktails, alongside a delicious menu from their open kitchen.
This luxurious underwater-themed bar serves up exquisite cocktails along side lavish small plates. Be sure to dress the part as you embark on your adventure at this extravagant and dramatic bar. Think blazers and heels, rather than shorts and crop-tops.