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Canon – Valentine’s massacre

My husband and I never celebrate Valentine’s Day. No judgment on couples who celebrate it, but we do not.

I remember in Paris when we were out on that specific day without realizing it was Valentine’s Day: we had a hard time to find a table in a restaurant and did not understand why! In the US you cannot miss it! With all the social media noise, the pink and red merchandises that flourish everywhere as early as January 1st!

Last February was a Tuesday and this is usually the day of the week we try to go out. So we were out on Valentine’s day! We did not know where to go without a reservation… when my husband spotted this fun poster!

 

It was exactly what we were looking for! With water pistols in front of us, we were ready to order some cocktails and bites and have a great time!

No need to wait next Valentine’s Day to go back to Canon. This a great spot with a nice and intimate atmosphere. The bar is decorated in an old fashioned style. Cocktails are unique and delicious, but some of them are really expensive. Waiters and bartenders were super nice. There can be a long wait, especially on weekends. If you can go right at opening, don’t hesitate.

Canon Seattle, 928 12th ave Seattle

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Happy Hour at
Damn the weather!

For us, Tuesday means Happy Hour in different Bars!

Last Tuesday, we had fixed our choice on “Damn the weather”. With this name, it was perfect for the current circumstances…

At 5 pm, it was nearly empty but it filled up quickly. We grabbed seats at the bar because the hostess told us they were comfortable. And she was right!

We ordered a Bitter Paloma and a Pinkerton.

Both were fresh and good but I really liked the first one: Tequila + Campari + Lime + Mexican Grapefruit Soda

Our bartender was super nice. She even offered us a degustation at the end. A mix of Calvados, Pineau des Charentes and some bubbles! It was very French and very strong!

Damn the weather 116 1st avenue S, SEATTLE

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A cocktail with a view
at The Nest

The Nest is the rooftop bar and terrasse at the top of the Thompson Hotel. Overlooking the Puget Sound, Pike market, and waterfront, this place is really all about the view. 

From 5pm to 12pm, have a drink, some bites and enjoy the sunset! And what is nicer than a sunset over the Olympics? Maybe a sunrise on the cascades.

It was a trendy place last summer and you could get stuck waiting in lines, waiting for servers… But during winter time, on a beautiful day like today, take your chance! They offer indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitted).

I can’t wait to come back on a late summer evening. In the meantime, we are going to try another rooftop place, M’Bar. I’ll keep you posted.

Have a seat,

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Have a drink,

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Enjoy the sunset!

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The Nest at Thompson Hotel,

110 Stewart Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
206-623-4600