If you’re searching for an apartment in Seattle, it’s pretty likely that nightlife is a factor in your decision making. After all we live in Seattle, an engaging and fast-paced city, and one of the greatest things about living in any city is the nightlife! Because of this, you’ve probably avoided entering ‘Roosevelt Apartments’ into your search bar, BUT NOT SO FAST!
Just because Roosevelt isn’t Capitol Hill or Ballard doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of great spots to grab a drink. In fact, you could argue that some of the best bars in all of Seattle proudly call the Roosevelt neighborhood home. If nightlife is an important factor in your Seattle apartment search, there’s no reason to rule out Roosevelt and we’ll prove it! Here are our 5 favorite bars in the Roosevelt neighborhood:
Known among those that don’t know any better as “that german place,” Die Bierstube is one of Seattle’s premiere German style taverns. Established in 2004, Die Bierstube is the second german-style bar from Chris Navarra, a fella who holds the distinction of the Best German Beer Enthusiast in Seattle, no small feat. DieBierstube is home to over a dozen popular german ales, a few rotating taps, and german inspired pub eats. This place is a real treat and a cherished Roosevelt neighborhood establishment. Make sure to check out their facebook for up to the minute updates on what’s going down at the stube.
2: Pies & Pints
It’s not often that you find a pub that’s just as well known for its food as it is for its plethora of local beers on tap. Pies and Pints touts itself as the home of Seattle’s Original Savory Pot Pie, which is funny because we can’t think of another pub that could possibly vie for that distinction. Known for their Australian-style savory pies, mac & cheese, and their poutine, Pies and Pints takes decadent pub food to an entirely different level. If you’re looking for a nice filling meal, or if you’re on your cheat day from your diet, make sure not to overlook Pies and Pints.
Toronado has a special place in our hearts, mainly due to all the beer! The bar sports over 40 rotating taps which provide bar-goers with a full spectrum view of the current West Coast beer scene, and they take it really seriously. They even have a live beer list that’s updated in real-time, as special taps tend to go rather quickly. But, it doesn’t stop at beer. Toronado also features a staggering wine and spirits list; there’s little doubt that you wouldn’t be able to find what you’re looking for here. In addition, they serve your typical pub fare, with a few tantalizing entree options. Make sure to check out their facebook for quick updates on that beer.
A Best of Western Washington Neighborhood Bar Winner, the Atlantic Crossing is truly a Roosevelt favorite. It is also known as the English Premier League, Seattle Sounders & World Cup Headquarters for Seattle. Just make sure you say Football, not Soccer! Just kidding, but seriously, the Atlantic Crossing is well known throughout Seattle is a true-to-the-blue English Style pub that’s doing things they way they’re still done across the pond. Offering typical pub fare with a few brit-inspired specialties (the Guinness Beef Stew is all time) the Atlantic Crossing keeps it simple and to the point. They even do weekend breakfasts for those early morning footballers. Check out their facebook for updates on game schedules and bar happenings.
Ah, the Monkey Pub, the most beloved dive bar within the Roosevelt and U-district neighborhoods, is like the ugly duckling of Roosevelt nightlife. But, don’t let that dissuade you, for what this bar is missing in good looks and swankiness, it more than makes up for in character and charm. With a couple of pool tables, weekly karaoke and trivia nights, and a no-nonsense bar menu, the Monkey Pub gets right to the point: come, drink, have a great time. Even their website is decidedly minimal. There’s also a jukebox that blasts out some punk-rock classics, a bar staff that’ll remember you and your drink after your 2nd visit, and a pizza joint next door (aside from snacks, the Monkey has no food options). All of the places on our list are great spots to grab a drink, but if you really want to blend in with the locals, Monkey Pub is your spot.
We really love the Roosevelt neighborhood, and we stand behind it as an eclectic corner of town where people of all sorts of lifestyles can find something fun to do. If you’re looking for a new apartment in Seattle, and nightlife is a primary concern of yours, check out Eleanor Apartments in the Roosevelt neighborhood. We’ve got a few different floorplans that are perfect for all sorts of individuals and lifestyles.