- Biscuit Bitch, Eat
- Top Pot Doughnuts, Eat
- Starbucks (Official First Starbucks), Coffee
- Pike Place Market, Places to See
- Pike Place Chowder, Eat
- Gum Wall, Places to See
- Seattle Beer Co., Drinks
- The Seattle Great Wheel, Things to do
- Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Coffee
- Aston Manor, Nightlife
- Stumptown, Coffee
- Rhein Haus, Drinks
Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee’s Grave, Places to See
Tilikum Place Cafe, Eat
Chihuly Garden & Glass, Places to See
Space Needle, Places to See
STOP #1: ~30 mins
STOP #2: ~5 mins
STOP #3: ~60 mins
Starbucks! Ah. The First ever OFFICIAL Starbucks Coffee Shop. Yes, waiting in the line and actually waiting for your coffee did take approximately 60 mins. So if you’re really fiending for coffee and need your rush, do not, I REPEAT, do not come here first. This may be different for you, but when we arrived, the wait in the line was only 20-25 minutes, and the waiting game after that is about a good 35-40 mins (Just to grab DGB’s iced macchiato!).
Since I am simple with my coffee game (because all I need is regular coffee and milk), I made sure I bought a souvenir so it’s not like I totally wasted my time here.
If you like coffee or not, it’s a GIVEN to come here. People from all over the world visit here and you’ll know it because of the amount of tourists taking pictures.
STOP #4: ~105 mins
STOP #5: ~35 mins
STOP #6: ~45 mins
So I purchased tickets beforehand for the Seattle Great Wheel because I wasn’t sure how long the line was going to be… aaaand the line was short (of course).
I’m not sure if it was because of the time of day that we went for the line to be so short, but I still consider it a plus because all we had to do was go STRAIGGGHT to the wheel. They also have beers for you while you wait in line! And because the Wheel goes around not once, not twice, but 3 times, it is definitely safe to say that it is worth to get on the ride.
STOP #7: ~35 mins
Alas, we made our way over to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. The only Roastery in the world where you can drink coffee inside a roastery.
It’s pretty neat! Other than browsing and window shopping for some souvenirs (because apparently selling souvenirs is the thing in Seattle), you can either sit at the bar and be served by baristas or find a table and welcome yourself to order at the cashier.
We were lucky enough to sit at the bar! We dove straight into their main coffee flight with a side of a chocolate truffle cookie. If you have an interest in the coffee flight, prepare to be caffeinated and be sure to share the coffee amongst your friends. It’s about a “tall” amount of coffee in each pot, and you start from right to left.
STOP #9: ~35 mins
We went out right away to check out the Seattle Night Life. DGB and I are hip-hop peeps and love some of that good hip-hop music in the club. Coincidentally, DGB looked at Seattle’s nightlife and recommended one that he found the one for us… and come to find out that I actually found the same club he mentioned!
We signed up for the guest list, prepped up a bit, had our drinks and went straight to Aston Manor. Not a bad huge venue and a recommendable hip-hop scene for those looking for a night out. Of course, we ate our Biscuit Bitch leftovers to fuel up before we started drinking.
STOP #10: ~25 mins
DAY 2! We attempted to go first to Tilikum Place Cafe, but apparently, it is a 90-minute wait for the bar and all the tables were reserved. Being a San Franciscan, we don’t normally do reservations so I didn’t know reservations existed here in Seattle. Despite the fact, we were lucky enough to catch a 2:15pm reservation, which is right before the end of their brunch hour which is 3pm.
So instead, we went straight to Stumptown, one of the plenty coffee shops that Seattle has to offer. I grabbed a simple coffee and the Beef and Curry Bun for BreakFast since we had to rush to Stop #11. YES, the bun was so good.
STOP #11: ~120 mins
WHY DID WE SPEND SO MUCH TIME AT THIS PLACE? Football. DGB requested we stop by somewhere that would televise the Raider game. Known for their indoor and outdoor bocce ball and their beer garden, this place can be deemed perfect for those who would want to watch football in a not-so-crowded place. However, we did stop by before the Seattle Seahawks game.
I wish I was able to visit Rhein Haus during the night time, but during the day it’s not a bad place to hang either. So here you have it: your beer garden, bocce ball, and your German Beer here – and I did see corn hole!
The staff here isn’t up in their ass either and they KNOW their football – so I like to consider them as a great staff! They also mentioned that they are super busy when back-to-school hits (for college students) because they are located in between colleges.
STOP #12: ~10 mins
I don’t normally visit celebrity grave sites, but for some reason, you have to see Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee’s Grave when you’re in Seattle.
- Start from the Playground Park
- Head Straight down on 15th Street.
- Turn left and enter the cemetery and head straight up the hill.
- You’ll find a flagpole – turn around and you’ll find bushes around the two stones.
- and, there it is. (behind their graves, stands a flagpole and a cross.)
People normally place their coins, flowers, and I suppose, a water bottle too like the picture above. This is my first time I’ve visited a “celebrity’s grave”, let alone a legend, so it feels crazy when you’re sitting right there on their site.
STOP #13: ~10 mins
We made a quick stop on the way back to our Brunch Reservation at Unicorn Bar because I wanted to try their famous JELLO SHOTS!
STOP #14: ~60 mins
STOP #15: ~90 mins
There is also a restaurant that is currently undergoing construction about 4 floors up from the ground. It is going to be the first-ever restaurant with glass floors. This is already a good reason to come back or for anyone who plans to visit in 2019.
STOP #16: ~50 mins
STOP #17: ~40 mins