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Top Choice Museum in Georgetown & West Seattle

Museum of Flight

It's no surprise that the city that spawned Boeing has stumped up with one of the nation's finest aviation museums, chronicling flight history from Kitty Hawk to the Concorde. It's a multifarious affair gluing toget…
Top Choice Bakery in Georgetown & West Seattle

Bakery Nouveau

No discussion of Seattle’s best bakery omits Bakery Nouveau. The crumbly, craggy almond and chocolate croissants are as addictive as other substances far worse for your health.
Top Choice Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Easy Street Records & Café

Pearl Jam once played at Easy Street, arguably Seattle's most multifarious record store, and the business continues to sponsor regular events. Inside, young kids with elaborate tattoos mingle with graying ex-punks u…
Top Choice Cafe in Georgetown & West Seattle


Hit this bohemian cafe on the right night and you’ll feel as if you’ve slipped into a Freudian dream and woken up in 19th-century Vienna. The Conservatory, with its random art easels, mini-skeletons and piles of dus…
Top Choice Mexican in Georgetown & West Seattle

Fonda la Catrina

The search to find a decent Mexican restaurant in Seattle comes to an end in Georgetown in the busy confines of Fonda la Catrina, where Day of the Dead iconography shares digs with Diego Rivera–like murals and – mor…
Beach in Georgetown & West Seattle

Alki Beach Park

Alki Beach has an entirely different feel from the rest of Seattle: this 2-mile stretch of sand could almost fool you into thinking it’s California, at least on a sunny day, except for the obvious lack of…California…
Steak in Georgetown & West Seattle

Salty’s on Alki

Salty's isn't actually on Alki Beach; rather it is on the other side of Duwamish Head facing Elliott Bay. In any case, the view of the Seattle skyline combined with the deluxe steak-and-seafood menu make this a big …
Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Georgetown Records

This amazing record store had the guts to open in 2004 when vinyl sales were close to an all-time low. With the format now returning to its pre-1990s glory, it's an excellent place to go to score rare picture-cover …
Pizza in Georgetown & West Seattle

Via Tribunali

This small Seattle-founded chain operates in four of the city's hipper sanctums (including Capitol Hill and Fremont) plus a couple of foreign enclaves (NYC and Portland, OR). It deals not in pizzas but pizze: crisp-…
Books in Georgetown & West Seattle

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Founded in the 1970s on the East Coast, this cool alt-comic and graphic-book publisher moved to Seattle in the late '80s and opened this one-of-a-kind bookstore-gallery in 2006. Stocked with quirky books, comics and…