Brimmer and HeelTap Courtesy Will Foster

Table for Two

Brimmer and Heeltap Courtesy Will Foster

Whatever you have planned for date night (or morning), these local spots dial up the heat.

Get things started with drinks and conversation. Secreted behind Pike Place Market is shoebox-size JarrBar (1432 Western Ave). With only 21 seats, the Spanish-inspired watering hole is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails. The tiny back patio at Oddfellows Cafe + Bar (1525 10th Ave) is equally romantic, complete with exposed brick and twinkle lights.

When it’s time to dine, take a sunset ferry to Bainbridge Island for dinner at Hitchcock (133 Winslow Way E), a low-lit spot with a James Beard Award–nominated chef. Or head to Brimmer & Heeltap (425 NW Market St) in Ballard for comfort food with a Korean bent, plus a cozy atmosphere, three-part patio, and fire pit.

After the meal, keep the sparks flying at Madrona’s Bottlehouse (1416 34th Ave), which offers a carefully curated wine selection for a (close-to) midnight sip. Catch the late happy hour at the elegant Fireside Room* (900 Madison St) in the historic Hotel Sorrento.

Who says all good things have to end? Turn date night into date morning at The London Plane (300 Occidental Ave S). Cozy up over coffee and croissants at a corner table in the charming, whitewashed-wall space. Cafe Flora (2901 E Madison St) in Madison Valley serves a plant-based brunch menu—think blueberry thyme waffles and seasonal scrambles—in its window-wrapped atrium with plenty of tucked-away tables for two.


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