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Top Choice Park in Green Lake & Fremont

Green Lake Park

A favorite hunting ground for runners, personal trainers and artistically tattooed sunbathers, scenic Green Lake Park surrounds a small natural lake created by a glacier during the last ice age. Two paths wind aroun…
Top Choice Brewery in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Brewing Company

This relatively new microbrewery, in keeping with current trends, sells its wares via an attached tasting room rather than a full-blown pub. Not only is the beer divine (try the seasonal bourbon barrel-aged Abominab…
Top Choice Cafe in Green Lake & Fremont

Milstead & Co

A relatively new multi-roaster business, this fabulous neighborhood coffee bar in Fremont prefers to carefully select other people’s beans rather than roast its own, but chooses them with the skill and precision of …
Top Choice Caribbean in Green Lake & Fremont

Paseo

A glorified food shack whose overflowing Cuban sandwiches (which are a lot more generously stuffed than they are in Cuba) have long prompted plenty of Seattleites to re-route their daily commute in order to savor th…
Top Choice Monument in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Public Sculpture

Long known for its wry contrarianism, Fremont does bizarre like the rest of the world does normal. For proof, look no further than its public sculpture, an eclectic amalgamation of the scary, the politically incorre…
Top Choice European in Green Lake & Fremont

The Whale Wins

Forget the whale, it’s the sardines that are the main winners at this eccentrically named fish-biased restaurant that shares trendy Euro-style digs with the equally hip Joule restaurant next door. The said sardines …
Top Choice Antiques in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Vintage Mall

Descending into this subterranean antique mall is like diving down to a sunken Spanish galleon full of plundered treasure. Who knows what you might bring to the surface? An old 1950s vending machine? A clownish unic…
Statue in Green Lake & Fremont

Statue of Lenin

Fremont's provocative bronze statue of Lenin was salvaged from the people of Poprad, Czechoslovakia in 1993 who, having suffered for 40 years under communism, were probably glad to see the back of the bearded curmud…
Statue in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Rocket

Fremont has adopted this phallic and zany-looking rocket grafted onto the corner of shoe shop as its community totem. Constructed in the 1950s for use in the Cold War, the rocket was plagued with engineering difficu…
Monument in Green Lake & Fremont

Waiting for the Interurban

Seattle’s most popular piece of public art, Waiting for the Interurban, is cast in recycled aluminum and depicts six people waiting for a train that never comes. Occasionally locals will lovingly decorate the people…