Perched atop The Graduate Hotel in U District, Mountaineering Club has sweeping views of Mount Rainier, downtown Seattle, the Puget Sound, and tiny little UW freshmen running off to class. Order the Rainier Cherry Bomb and some Hama Hama oysters if you’re feeling extra local and be prepared to wait if you don’t have a reservation (though we’d recommend making one).
U District is a neighborhood typically reserved for college students, but Mountaineering Club serves as a strong exception to the rule. Perched atop the Graduate Hotel, this rooftop bar is incredibly well decorated and, thus, incredibly chic. Pay a visit for classic cocktails at sunset for seemingly endless—and unparalleled—views.