Well Prepare for Launch and Call Yourself a Rocket, Because You’re About to Have a Blast at These Fun Seattle Restaurants

November 20, 2020
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

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There is no shortage of restaurants to try around Seattle, but not every trip made to dine out and support your local business owners is done with the same intentions. Sometimes you want the most delicious food you can find. Sometimes you want a place with a romantic setting to enjoy date night with your partner. Sometimes you want a place that’s kid friendly. If you’re looking for a place that’s specifically going to show you a good, fun time, however, that might require a little more research than you’re used to. We’re here to make your job a little easier. Below we’ve listed some of the most fun restaurants in Seattle.

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Everybody likes to have fun. Everybody also likes to eat. Since you may very well not be able to fit both into your budget, we’re proposing a two-for-one offer. Why not go out to a restaurant that will also show you a good time. Even then, though, the folks here at GiftYa understand that a good time and a good meal might not always come at the friendliest price point. That’s why we’ve come up with a way to help you find fun restaurants near you and e-gift cards to help take a chunk off of your final bill. Send one to your favorite fun-loving person today!

The Pink Door

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1919 Post Alley | Downtown | thepinkdoor.net

A fun staff makes a fun restaurant. Here at The Pink Door, the owners and all of the staff like to indulge in holidays that pop up throughout the year by dressing up in specific themed costumes to help elevate the experience you’ll have while you’re there.

A lot of people have a tough time finding The Pink Door at first because of how tucked away it is with no sign to give an indication besides the, well, pink door, but once you do find it, you’re in for a real treat. The fun doesn’t stop at fun costumes, entertaining servers and bartenders, and themed drinks here at The Pink Door. 

They are also home to some of the best entertainment in the city to accompany you during your meal. While you eat, you can partake in a tarot card reading, watch a trapeze artist perform, or even just enjoy some jazzy tunes depending on which day you stop by.

“When you finally find the somewhat hidden ‘salmon’ colored front door and walk in, you will find yourself immersed in a scenescape that is charming, quaint and a throwback to another era.” - Yelp Review

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Can Can

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94 Pike St | Downtown | thecancan.com

If you have kids, you’ll probably want to leave them with a babysitter for this one. Best suited for date nights or perhaps your next GNO, Can Can give you the perfect opportunity to enjoy a tasteful Burlesque show while you enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail.

Here at Can Can, they have created their own original Burlesque show right in Seattle that aims to celebrate dance, theatre, and music. Quite literally located underground beneath the Pike Place Market, this is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a fun night out at an underground local treasure.

While you watch the show, you can enjoy their seasonal menus of eats and drinks that are constantly curated and recurated according to which locally sourced ingredients are currently in season. Prepare yourself because this is about to be the best night you’ve had in a while!

“Surprised my husband with tickets to this super fun but tasteful burlesque show called Peacock at Can Can with amazingly talented and agile dancers that  keep you wanting for more.” - Yelp Review

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Ha!

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4256 Fremont Ave N | Fremont | hafremont.com

Pro tip: don’t ask your bartender to tell you a knock knock joke; just let their sense of humor come out naturally, and you’re bound to be in for a good time. Named after owner Alycia Prather’s infectious laugh, Ha! brings you a neighborhood bar that is both fun and affordable.

As an all-in-one kind of restaurant, Ha! is the kind of place that you can bring your friends, a partner, the whole family, or even just your fun single self to meet some other singles in the neighborhood, and enjoy some good food in the process.

Ha! is open every day until 1 a.m. with last call for orders from the kitchen about an hour before, so whether you’re dropping by for an early dinner or a late night bite, you have quite a bit of leeway. Laughs abound here, so don’t wait to stop by!

“Ha! is a super fun place. The bartenders/servers are always fun and friendly. The food is really good and I enjoyed everything I had. They made an amazing vegan burrito here!!” - Yelp Review

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Mojito

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7545 Lake City Way NE | Mapleleaf | mojitoseattle.com

Does anything scream of fun quite like the bright, vibrant, and fun colors of a well-decorated restaurant? Here at Mojito, they serve up some of the most delicious Latin American food there is to offer in Seattle - and they do it while bringing forth the vibrancy and spirit of many Latin American countries through their decor.

When you come to Mojito, you aren’t just getting the opportunity to indulge in some of the best food in the city at a fun neighborhood restaurant. You’re also helping to support a local, black-owned business, which in this day and age is the very least you can do.

Get ready to tuck in for a good time full of catchy Latinx music and friendly smiling faces. Order one of their many mojitos to enjoy while you eat, and don’t be afraid to ask for a few extra lime wedges to add a little flavor to your food.

“Mojito has consistently been one of my favorite Seattle restaurants. I've been here multiple times and have tried a variety of dishes. All of them have been fantastic. A fun and vibrant atmosphere tops it off. Highly recommended!” - Yelp Review

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Brimmer & Heeltap

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425 NW Market St | Ballard | brimmerandheeltap.com

We don’t see a lot of restaurants inspired by British culture around the U.S. these days, but at Brimmer & Heeltap, they’ve found two words used colloquially in British English so compelling that they’ve named their restaurant after them!

Brimmer refers to a glass that has been filled all the way to the brim (usually in reference to alcohol); heeltap refers to the last remaining drops of alcohol you can find at the bottom of the glass after someone has finished their drink. 

Here at Brimmer & Heeltap, they are all about celebrating all of the fun and lively conversations that take place over the course of sharing a drink with someone. Expect good times and good beer here. The food isn’t half bad either.

“Nice balance of all the delicious and unhealthy foods that I absolutely WANT to eat on a Sunday morning.If you're feeling frisky, get the mimosas with your friends. If you're feeling wild, get the whole dang pitcher for yourself.” - Yelp Review

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JarrBar

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1432 Western Ave | Downtown | jarrbar.com

Before reading up on it, we wondered if this reference might have snuck in a Star Wars reference in its name. As it turns out, the name is not a reference to Jar Jar Binks, but rather the last name owner Bryan Jarr.

Back in 2014, Jarr traveled throughout Northern Spain and Portugal, where he learned about and fell in love with their cuisines. When he returned stateside, he knew he wasn’t quite ready to let go of culinary skills he’d picked up while abroad, and that’s when he opened up JarrBar.

Today, you’ll find a combination of seafood and tacos on their menu, affectionately referred to as “takos.” They even commissioned an artist to design a graffiti-esque sign for their takos, which is a great piece to discuss while you enjoy your food.

“JarrBar is in my opinion one of the most innovative restaurants in Seattle. They have a fun menu of tin fish and jars and few larger plates. Everything is meant to be shared and it's all sooo good.” - Yelp Review

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Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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601 Queen Anne Ave N | Lower Queen Anne | toulousepetit.com

Looking for a place with all of the spunk and vivacity of New Orleans without the price of a plane ticket to fly over there yourself? Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge has brought New Orleans to Seattle with a simple, yet effective cajun menu and all of the fun of the Big Easy.

Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re bound to find a New Orlean classic that will have you stopping back in on the weekly just to get another taste of it.

Southern creole classics such as barbecued shrimp over corn grits or chicken gumbo are what they’re best at here, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have some sweet treats for you to indulge in too. After all, beignets were created in New Orleans, and it would be a shame if they weren’t available for both breakfast and dessert here at Toulouse.

“Came to Toulouse on Mardi Gras weekend, coincidentally! And since it has a Cajun/creole menu that turned out to be a great decision!” - Yelp Review

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Fun isn’t always the first word that comes to mind when you think of qualities you value in a good restaurant, but it’s definitely something to think about. Let us know which of these restaurants showed you the best time in the comments down below!

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