911 Northeast 50th Street At Roosevelt Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 781 5755
Originally built as a dancehall in 1925, Seven Gables was converted into a cozy one-screen theater in the late seventies. Between the gabled roof, cottage architecture style, warm carpeting and antique art, you will feel like you are watching a movie in your grandmother's home. While the theater is everything but mainstream, stadium seating, Dolby digital surround sound and a refreshment stand keep it up-to-date. From independent flicks to box office hits expect to see a diverse spectrum of films here.
4329 University Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 781 5755
Just a block from the University of Washington, this old theater is staffed and frequented by students. Showing new independent films among other special classics, expect everything from recent blockbusters to a weeklong tribute to director of Ran, Akira Kurosawa. While the seats are soft, the theater is an antique, so come early on opening night to avoid getting stuck on the sides. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
5300 Roosevelt Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 525 1300
This self-proclaimed "den of traditional sin" serves as sanctuary for men and women who want to have a fun night out. There are a few foosball tables, video games, a shoot-it-up basketball game and air hockey table in the back creating the perfect party.
4333 University Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 545 7801
A consummate sports bar in the University District, this place attracts a young, athletic crowd. Sporting 25 television sets that air a multitude of sporting events (unless the UW Huskies are playing, in which case the game is broadcast on all screens), this is a paradise for anyone interested in having a beer and chatting with strangers about sports. On weekends local DJs spin tunes and the bar features weekly karaoke nights.
801 Northeast 65th Street Suite C Seattle, WA 98115 +1 206 523 8888
This place has two faces and they blend magnificently. By day it's a sunny cafe specializing in complicated and delicious egg dishes. By night, it becomes a smoky lounge showcasing local jazz bands and serving shots. The supremely comfortable joint caters to university students who make up the majority of its clientele. The lounge features live music five nights a week. Go for a show and come back the next morning for breakfast.
5257 University Way Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 527 0404
A warm affair reminiscent of drying wool and hot cider, this authentic Irish pub contributes a haven for the mellower crowd to the University District. Cheerfully decorated with Irish paraphernalia, the pub hosts local folk and jazz performers on weekends and the atmosphere does not disappoint those in search of something comfortable and heartening. Serving classic pub food augmented by a tasty Shepherd's Pie and truly amazing fries, this is an ideal spot for a meal, a brew and a good chat.
1309 Northeast 43rd Street Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 547 3219
This University District eatery caters to scholars in tweedy jackets, students in jeans and T-shirts, neighbors in just about anything, and visitors, also in just about anything but with bags. Unlike most University District cafes, this one prides itself on offering an atmosphere of quiet culture blended with the more usual student banter. The food at this classy little cafe is always imaginative, and more healthy than typical cafe fare. The veggie focaccia is highly recommended and the smoked turkey sandwich is a meal or two in itself. Fresh, flavorful, home-style soups and sandwiches abound here. Credit cards are not accepted.
4343 University Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 632 7298
With huge block letters over the entrance, wood paneling, plush armchairs and an easy-to-read menu board, this University District teahouse looks much like an Asian imitation of Starbucks, except that tea, not coffee, is the heart of the menu here. Choose from black, green and other teas, served hot or cold, in a pot or in a cup. You can also buy leaves in bulk. The pastry case is filled with pork buns and other treats to accompany your beverage.
4736 University Way North East Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 522 3500
At the southern, quieter end of the University District, this long, narrow coffee shop is something of an oasis. Done up in blond wood and Danish chairs, decorated with paintings, it emanates an ambiance of Northern European cool. And the folks who come with laptops and textbooks appear to love the calm. The coffee is surprisingly powerful. Blue Willow Tea and delicious cakes and tortes are also served here. Soup specials and tasty sandwiches are made fresh every morning.
4241 University Way NorthEast Seattle, WA 98105 +1 206 675 1770
Amid the teriyaki joints and incense shops of the University District, the hip, bohemian atmosphere and fusion cuisine here is a pleasant surprise. Step past the glass-walled front, choose a wooden table in the mirrored dining room or a couch in the tiny bar area, and settle in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late-night coffee. Omelets are served up in original ways. The menu covers appetizers such as Penn Cove mussels, soups mostly Asian, salads for which you can try the walnut gorgonzola, and entrees like the Jasmine rice bowls and Lemongrass grilled prawns. A good one to try is the South Indian chicken rice bowl for it will not let you down. The glass dessert case in the back displays moist homemade cakes and pies.
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