Non-bar Seattle meetup?
posted January 17, 2020 12:09 PM   RSS

I like the Allegro coffeehouse, the last of the places that let me hang out and meet new (and new old) people in Seattle.
The Allegro is in the U District, near buses and cheap food and right around the corner from a used bookstore. Parking is hard, though, and I can't think of a lot of hangouts that are easy by both car and bus. Maybe the Ravenna Third Place Books? Uh, Ada's on 15th in Capitol Hill?
posted by clew to Proposed (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Lost Lake comes to mind
posted by y2karl at 6:33 AM on January 18, 2020

The Junction in West Seattle is easy to bus to and has free parking lots. Lots of places to eat to choose from.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:03 AM on January 18, 2020

Allegro sounds great, as does Ada's.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 1:16 PM on January 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Helen found a Facebook invitation to a silent book club in the U district that seems like it might be a Mefite kind of thing too. They apparently meet and socialize at a bar or cafe and then sit and quietly read for an hour, after which there is more socializing:
posted by ChrisR at 3:15 PM on January 18, 2020

I’d vote Ada’s since it’s reasonably bussable, and parking isn’t bad if you head east from 15th. Free parking near Lost Lake is quite tough to come by.

Another non-bar alternative would be Top Pot on summit. The 8, 10 and 47 all stop nearby. Free parking is a modest challenge, but not nearly as bad as further south in Capitol Hill.
posted by Cogito at 4:56 PM on January 19, 2020

I count that as three for Ada's, two for the Allegro, and one for various others. But perhaps it's more relevant to ask -- who's interested in having a non-bar hangout, and what are your constraints?
posted by clew at 8:24 PM on January 31, 2020

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