Owl & Thistle

Top choice

Irish Pub

in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

One of the best Irish pubs in the city, the dark, multiroomed Owl & Thistle is located slap-bang downtown but misses most of the tourist traffic because it's hidden in Post Ave.

Aside from hosting Celtic folk bands or acoustic singer-songwriters, it serves excellent beer and possibly the cheapest fish-and-chips in the city ($5.25 during happy hour 3pm to 7pm daily). Most importantly, it's run by an Irish couple.