If I had to choose one area of Seattle to do all of my eating and drinking, it would be Belltown. The beauty of this part of Emerald City is that it is not amidst the craziness of Downtown, where all of the tourists are. You are able to move away from the hustle and bustle a bit, and get the real urban feel of the 206.
As a self-proclaimed foodie, it’s my job to sniff out all of the hot spots for happy hour and dinner—my favorite time to try out new places. I say if happy hour is great, you already know dinner will be just as great or even better. Happy hour allows you to get a taste of the real thing without committing to a full-on evening meal.
When you enter Belltown, Shaker + Spear is one of the first places you run into. It is one of the most well rated restaurants in Belltown (5 out of 5) and with good reason. It’s ultra classy and ambient, but still very welcoming. The kitchen is on one side of the restaurant, so you’re able to watch the chefs prepare food right before your eyes.