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You've checked in, and now there's one question: Where are the cool places to hang out? Homewood Suites by Hilton has you covered. Here, the top non-tourist hangouts in Seattle. It's your chance to eat, shop, and have fun like a local.

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1. Stateside

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300 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 557-7273
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After working with Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, chef Eric Johnson opened this Capitol Hill spot, where he serves artful French-Vietnamese dishes and tropical-inspired cocktails.

2. Single Shot

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611 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 420-2238
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Somewhat off the beaten path, this chic restaurant and bar serves highly acclaimed New American fare, perfect for pairing with a wide selection of craft cocktails, international wines and beer on tap.

3. E. Smith Mercantile

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208 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 641-7250
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Located in the back of a well-curated boutique, this handsome bar serves vintage-inspired cocktails made with unique bitters.

4. Canon

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928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 552-9755
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Ranked number six on the “World’s 50 Best Bars” list, this Capitol Hill hotspot offers everything from expertly made drinks to barrel-aged cocktails and punch-bowl service.
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5. Chophouse Row

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1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-0637
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An ambitious development that ties together independent shop owners, this Capitol Hill complex features everything from custom-blended candles to locally made cheeses to macarons from Amandine Bakeshop.

6. Melrose Market

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1501-1535 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 568-2666
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An alternative to Pike Place, this market features artisan businesses like florist Marigold and Mint, butcher Rain Shadow Meats and cheese monger The Calf & Kid.

7. The Belfry Oddities & Collectables

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309A 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-2951
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Bringing quirkiness to Pioneer Square, this natural history shop specializes in antique taxidermy, skulls, Victorian mourning items and other oddities.

8. World Spice Merchants

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1509 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7274
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Hidden amid the chaos of Pike Place, this well-stocked shop sells pure spices, blends, salts, chilies and herbs by the ounce, giving customers full control over what they’re buying.

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton Pike Street

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1011 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-8282
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Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Seattle— close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.

10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown

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206 Western Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 281-9393
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The perfect home base for your travels, Homewood Suites provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.
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1. Stateside

300 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
After working with Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, chef Eric Johnson opened this Capitol Hill spot, where he serves artful French-Vietnamese dishes and tropical-inspired cocktails.
300 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Single Shot

611 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Somewhat off the beaten path, this chic restaurant and bar serves highly acclaimed New American fare, perfect for pairing with a wide selection of craft cocktails, international wines and beer on tap.
611 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

3. E. Smith Mercantile

208 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Located in the back of a well-curated boutique, this handsome bar serves vintage-inspired cocktails made with unique bitters.
208 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

4. Canon

928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Barnard & Meyer
Ranked number six on the “World’s 50 Best Bars” list, this Capitol Hill hotspot offers everything from expertly made drinks to barrel-aged cocktails and punch-bowl service.
928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

5. Chophouse Row

1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
An ambitious development that ties together independent shop owners, this Capitol Hill complex features everything from custom-blended candles to locally made cheeses to macarons from Amandine Bakeshop.
1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Melrose Market

1501-1535 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
An alternative to Pike Place, this market features artisan businesses like florist Marigold and Mint, butcher Rain Shadow Meats and cheese monger The Calf & Kid.
1501-1535 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. The Belfry Oddities & Collectables

309A 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Bringing quirkiness to Pioneer Square, this natural history shop specializes in antique taxidermy, skulls, Victorian mourning items and other oddities.
309A 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

8. World Spice Merchants

1509 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hidden amid the chaos of Pike Place, this well-stocked shop sells pure spices, blends, salts, chilies and herbs by the ounce, giving customers full control over what they’re buying.
1509 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton Pike Street

1011 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Seattle— close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.
1011 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown

206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
The perfect home base for your travels, Homewood Suites provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.
206 Western Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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