tigerlilly wrote:Hi all,...(good pub suggestions?!)
Take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island ($6 one way, free the other - I forgot which way is which), and just west of the Bainbridge terminal about 1/4 mile are two bar/grills with fine views of the sound, harbor, etc..
You're thinking of the Harbor House. Great tap selection, very good menu of upscale pub grub. The deck gets very crowded after about 3pm due to the loveliness of the views.
If you're staying in the city, check out http://www.seattletravel.com/restaurants/happy-hour.html
Best fish and chips: Pacific Inn Pub at Stone and 34th (35th?) in Northlake
- German: Prost (Greenwood) or die BierStube (Roosevelt), same owners
- Local: Maritime Pacific's Jolly Roger Taproom (Ballard), and their kitchen is brilliant
- Dutch/Belgian: The Dray (65th) is small, Brouwer's Cafe (Fremont) is large
If you don't like beer, I just not sure what to tell you.
Oh, day hikes: Mt. Si (40min out of town), Mt. Washington (not even 40min), Mailbox (45min), Rattlesnake Ridge (30min).
While the suggestions of dayhikes in the Olympics are all good hikes (esp. Mt. Ellinor -- great bang for the buck), they all take a looong time to get to if you're in Seattle, especially only for a day or two. Getting on a ferry (or driving around), plus getting across the Hood Canal bridge, plus Hwy101 all make for a very long day.