This Mojito Hot Toddy Is the Destroyer of Colds
Opened by the crew behind Skillet, Westward is a waterfront nautical spot with rustic decor. A wood-burning oven stands in the center of the room, the bar is boat-shaped, and the patio/beach boasts stunning views of Lake Union and Downtown. This spacious restaurant serves low-alcohol cocktails and small seafood plates that extend dinner beyond the usual starter, entrée, and dessert. Start with oysters at the adjoining Little Gull, finish with cocktails around the outdoor fire pit.
This pizzeria, with multiple locations across Seattle, slings up artisan slices like the salame, which has salame piccante, pomodoro, fresh mozzarella, basil, and grana padano.
This Cap Hill dive is the north Broadway outpost of Linda Derschang's ever-growing booze empire, and is as direct as they come. Sidle up for a fish sandwich, fish & chips, or a fried chicken sandwich with a cold brew. A whole mess of other fried foods are also available, along with a number of inventive (and even frozen) cocktails.
Opened by Belltown locals in the space vacated by much-loved Txori, Pintxo's keeping most of the narrow, wood-heavy interior the same -- including the high library-style shelving behind the open kitchen/bar -- but is putting its own spin on tapas.
Opened by a pair of food and each-other-lovers, this Cal Anderson-adjacent 46-seater's slinging the finest of cold eats, including gourmet sandos, like their mortadella/pecorino number.
A Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Bar proudly serves "street food", a principle defined by simplicity and quality. The other half of this eatery's maxim is "cold drink," as in cocktails. Many, many cocktails.
With tiki accents, this Seattle mainstay has its roots in the music scene, when it used to be just a burrito stand in Capitol Hill, with local musicians serving up your faire. Now it's home to great musical performances and killer happy hour specials.