Eat Drink Play – Green Lake

With easy access to downtown Seattle thanks to its location between I-5 and Aurora Ave, the Green Lake neighborhood has become very popular for people who desire quick access to the city life, while having more space and quieter surroundings. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is Green Lake Park, which attracts thousands of people every day to enjoy swimming, picnics, athletic fields, a playground and the 2.8 mile path around the lake.


7102 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA

This was an exciting recent discovery by my wife and I last year. Lucia is somewhat new to the Green Lake area but is a welcome addition. It features an outstanding classic Italian menu, excellent drinks, rustic decor, and an area with classic black and white movies playing silently in the background. This has become a new favorite spot for anniversaries, date night, and to show visiting family. I suggest the Crab & Artichoke dip for an appetizer.


6423 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Voted as the #1 neighborhood pub in Seattle, this laid back tavern has a reputation for serving an amazing selection of beer from small unknown local craft beers to nationally known beers. You’ll find something that you could definitely enjoy. Their support of local beers is well-known. They were the first bar in Seattle to put Manny’s Pale Ale on tap. This thirty year old pub has built a great reputation for being a unique bar. Even their food is different than you’ll find at most bars. Nothing on the menu is fried and is super tasty with all of those great beers. Go check it out!


7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115

Green Lake park is one of the most famous parks in the city of Seattle. Naturally summertime is busy at Green Lake as it becomes a popular spot for summer recreational sports leagues, neighborhood barbecues (even other neighborhoods host it there), family reunions, wedding receptions, plays, and of course, children playing. You’ll find summer visitors swimming in Green Lake, riding boats in its waters, or walking the busy trail around the lake.

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