Countdown to Summer: Our Favorite Hangouts.

Although summer is still over six weeks away, the summer mentality starts as soon as we have a couple 70 degree days. With an 80 degree day coming up this weekend, the Seattle freeze is over. Summer truly is the best time of year in Seattle; it brings out the best in everyone! We’d like to share our top 5 off-the-beaten-path summer destinations…early!

1. Bhy Kracke Park

Seattle City Park’s Little Secret.

Don’t let the name fool you! Bhy Kracke park is on the upper slope of Queen Anne’s premier neighborhood. Terraced in a steep residential area, there are many nooks for a private Summer picnic, and many pathways to explore. As you make your way up the slope, a stellar Skyline, Space Needle and Lake Union view appears.


2. Edgewater HH
Sometimes we forget some of Seattle’s iconic destinations. Happy Hour at the Edgewater is divine! Enjoy the tempura Asparagus Fries, Penn Cove Mussels or Mini Reuben Sliders (all $5-6) right on the waterfront! When done, the Sculpture Park is right next door so you can walk off the treats.

3. White Horse Tavern
This little known traditional English pub sits within Seattle’s most popular attraction: Pike Place Market! White Horse serves only English ales, a single red, a single white, and champagne cocktails. Greeted by the giant resident Irish Wolfhound, White Horse is a wonderful haven after a stroll through the bustling market.

4.  UW WAC
At the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center you can rent a canoe or rowboat for as little as $5/hr! Explore the Montlake channels and spot some wildlife. Paddle out and take a swim. Life jackets supplied by the WAC.

UW Canoe

5. Frolik
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is packed with energy! The roof top bar at the downtown Motif hotel has killer happy hour deals on craft cocktails and gourmet bites. The terrace features ping pong, gas fire pits, shuffleboard, and plenty of seating. Sit down, relax, have a drink, and enjoy skyline and partial water views.