January 5th, 2006
battle for seattle
Where to shop, eat, drink and sleep in Seattle right now:
Red Light Vintage (Capitol Hill Store 312 Broadway Avenue East, 206.329.2200, University District Store, 4560 University Way Northeast, 206-545-4044 www.redlightvintage.com). A solid collection of vintage from Victorian all the way up to the early 80's plus a great selection of 40's dresses in pristine condition with prices that will make you think you've traveled back in time.
The Antique Mall in Fremont (3419 Fremont Place N., 206.548.9140) As far as the eye can see, everything second hand you could possibly imagine, from clothes and shoes to records, jewels, mid-century modern furniture and nick knacks.
Bimbo's Bitchin' Burrito Kitchen (506 E. Pine Street, 206.329.9978). Blacklit bathrooms and an overwhelming amount of hot pink make this more than just your average tex mex stop. The wall by the bar proudly posts that Britney Spears scarfed down two of the jumbo burritos on her last visit.
Chapel Bar (1600 Melrose Avenue, 206.447.4180, www.thechapelbar.com): is located just off Pike and Pine (equivalent to Vancouver's Main street) and, as the name suggests, is a bar housed in an old funeral home. With high ceilings and a viewing area, hipsters will think they've died and gone to heaven.
A favorite among indie rock stars, the Ace Hotel (2423 First Avenue, 206.448.4721, www.acehotel.com) has pristine modern white rooms, free continental breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, and a great Belltown location for $100 a night.