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A seriously epic afternoon of streetcar boozing

S.L.U.T. in Seattle

Yes, Seattle's public transportation system can be confusing, inconvenient, and -- despite the acronym -- generally unreceptive to going topless for a free Jimmy Buffett t-shirt, but take advantage of it (!) regardless, with our trolley-inspired loop of drinking spots in South Lake Union.

Westlake & Olive: Suite 410 (410 Stewart St)Hit this swanked hole-in-the-wall before 7p, and they'll ply you with free fresh fruits and cheeses, cheap wells, and deals on select specialty 'tails like one called the Hot Mango Love, which is a big deal as Chris Kattan normally just reserves that for Matt Damon

Westlake & 7th: Mistral Kitchen (2020 Westlake Ave)Helm'd by one of Seattle's hottest chefs, this place offers slickly produced farm-to-table eats and a recently expanded bar menu that includes things like a cocktail served in an ice cold flask

Terry & Thomas: Cuoco & Brave Horse Tavern (310 Terry Ave N)If you're looking for something substantial, hit super-chef Tom Douglas' boot-foodery Cuoco, or head to his sprawling pub upstairs, where a fresh pretzel and the house brew made with help from Schooner Exact are the perfect things to go with a game on their retro shuffle board tables

Fairview & Campus Drive: A Terrible Beauty (1001 Fairview Ave N)This bi-level Irish boozer boasts some sweet waterfront views, but you'll be immune to such non-terrible beauty once you see their traditional fish & chips and perfectly poured pints of Guinness

Westlake & Mercer: Re:public (429 Westlake Ave N)This accolade-heavy gastro has can't-miss eats like a Wagyu burger w/ applewood-smoked bacon, Beecher's cheddar, apple ketchup & horseradish aioli -- plus they "will totally take care of" anyone who mentions Thrillist, which probably doesn't include touching below the belt, but... anyway, next spot!!

Westlake & N Harrison: Flying Fish (300 Westlake Ave N)If you get to this modern seafoodery during happy hour, the bar's got freshly shucked oysters for just $.50, and, no matter when you get there, there's a full range of house 'tails and more than 225 wines.

Westlake & 7th: A Pizza Mart (910 Stewart St)End your night at this open-until-4a 'za slinger, where their 11p-2a happy hour means slice/shot/beer combos for nine bucks -- which, since they let Seattle native Jon Brockman go, is also the number of actually good players on Milwaukee's roster.

Suite 410 Bar and Lounge
Cocktail at Mistral Kitchen
Decor at Cuoco Seattle
Interior at A Terrible Beauty
Interior at Re:Public Seattle
Diners at FLying Fish Seattle
Pizza at A Pizza Mart