Something's Brewing in Georgetown

Seattle's oldest neighborhood is still hopping.

Seattle's oldest successful neighborhood, Georgetown, began with farmers settling in the Duwamish delta. An influx of German immigrants and fertile hop-growing areas led to Georgetown becoming the sixth-largest beer producer in the world. Today, the scene is more conducive to microbreweries, as well as coffeehouses, shops, restaurants and lots of bohemian chic. 

PLAY

Aviation fans should head to The Museum of Flight, as it’s home to one of the largest air and space collections in the U.S., while art lovers will enjoy the variety of art exhibits at studio e. Afterwards, learn more about the history of telecommunications at Connections Museum.

DRINK

Enjoy a variety of craft beers on tap and free samples available in their tasting room at Georgetown Brewing Co.—the largest independent brewery in Washington. If caffeine is needed, sip on fine espresso courtesy of Caffe Vita at All City Coffee or grab a cold brew at Espresso By Design.

SHOP

The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is as quirky as it is interesting and a must-stop shopping destination in the area. Georgetown Records has a collection of vinyl and features live music on occasion, while Fran’s Chocolates is just up the street.

EAT

Huge fans of vintage and sports bikes, Smarty Pants has motorbike decor scattered across its walls and tasty sandwiches, brunch and happy hour specials on their menus. Kauai Family Restaurant brings the island vibes with Hawaiian cuisine and Fonda La Catrina provides Mexican in a modern setting.

Taylor Clayton
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