Mecca Café


in Queen Anne & Lake Union

Half of the long, skinny room at Mecca Café is a ketchup-on-the-table diner, but all the fun happens on the other side, where decades worth of beer mat scribbles line the walls and the bartenders know the jukebox songs better than you do.

A kind of sister-dive to the nearby Five Point Café, the Mecca was founded at the tail end of Prohibition (1930) and has been hailed at many points in its history as the best bar in Seattle.