Enjoy Outdoor Dining in the U District this Summer
Seattle’s sunny days are best spent al fresco – this summer enjoy new and expanded outdoor dining options across the U District neighborhood! Make plans to enjoy the sun while sipping a beer on a parklet patio, taking in water views and fine Mexican dining, or pull up a chair at a rooftop bar! To help you make the most of a summer day, we have curated a list of some of the best spots in the U District for your next open air dining experience.
Right on the waterfront, Agua Verde Cafe is the perfect place to take advantage of summer. Head to the Marina Cantina on the East Side for entry right next to the water
Photo credit: Agua Verde Cafe
Heave Ho! & Hinoki
Right next to Saint Bread is a wood-fired, Japanese-inspired food truck and drink shack offering a casual outdoor dining and drinking experience, open later hours than the bakery.
Thursday – Saturday
4 – 8pm
The Mountaineering Club is the Graduate Seattle’s 16th-floor rooftop bar and lounge, known for its panoramic views of the city. On clear days, catch a view of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and downtown, all while sipping handcrafted cocktails.
Photo credit: Graduate Hotels
Making handcrafted sausages and cocktails since 1988, Shultzy’s is a neighborhood destination! The beautiful back patio is perfect for enjoying a pint and one of their delicious pretzels with beer cheese, complete with shade and greenery to complement a sunny Seattle day.
Photo credit: Shultzy’s
Finn MacCool’s Irish Pub
There’s always a fun reason to stop by Finn MacCool’s, including enjoying their happy hour on the front patio! Check out their full menu and daily specials.
The only place in Seattle where you can mix and match your bubble tea drink just the way you like! Sip on your refreshing boba drink in the sun with streetside picnic tables available outside the restaurant.
Seattle’s oldest espresso bar (since 1975!), and one of the country’s finest Seattle-style roasters, offers rooftop seating as well as cozy dining tables in front.
Photo credit: Cafe Allegro
Latin-owned restaurant with a homey atmosphere dishing up patacones, tostones, and other Latin comfort food. Enjoy their outdoor patio year-round!
Photo credit: Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen
NE 43rd Street Outdoor Dining Plaza
Easily accessible and available to all – the NE 43rd Street Outdoor Dining Plaza offers a great space for visitors and commuters alike to enjoy their meals outside. During the warmer months, The U District Partnership places bright red umbrellas at each table for diners to enjoy. Nearby are several restaurants where you can grab some takeout and enjoy eating with friends in the open air. Here’s a list of them!
Locally-owned ice creamery dedicated to producing small batch, organic, and locally sourced ice cream. Specializing in small batch ice cream allows the shop to always feature new flavors!
Small family-run Thai restaurant – stop in and meet ‘Uncle Mark.’ Order dine-in or takeout classic Thai dishes, and stock up on their grab & go lunch boxes. Conveniently located just outside the U District station for busy commuters.
Photo credit: Mark Thai Food Box