For some reason, I don't beer hike in and around Queen Anne very much and that's too bad. There are lots of good places to drink good beer within walking distance. There's also a small, but beautiful cemetery and some cool staircases, too.
A few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to explore a little and check out some places we'd all heard of, but never been to: Dexter & Hayes and Targys Tavern.
Link stayed home for this one. It was cold and rainy and I had no way to verify if some of these places are dog friendly or had visible sidewalk hitching areas. It was the right call -- no on both counts.
Climb to Queen Anne; 4.8 mi.
Bravehorse Tavern / Dexter & Hayes / Targys Tavern / Brouwer's
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1. Bravehorse Tavern
Great beer and great food. Outdoor seating, yes, but it wasn't open yet when we went. It's in and around a lot of office buildings, so I think it gets really packed in the evenings. I've only visited early, at the front end of happy hour.
|My Ed's Red (American Brewing) Milkshake|
Small, charming neighborhood pub that I've been by a thousand times on the bus, but never stopped in. Seemed a lot smaller on the inside than it looks on the outside and that's just fine. The beer menu is acceptable, but we didn't check the menu, so I can't comment on the food. Also, I think there is patio seating, but we didn't investigate because it was such a shitty day and the barstools were so comfortable. I'm sure I'll visit again.
|2 out of 3 ain't bad...|
3. Targys Tavern
Very cool out-of-the-way, small neighborhood haunt full of locals and character. Feels like it has a lot of history, but it's not at all run-down. Don't be fooled from the modest-looking outside. It's not a dive. No outdoor seating and not sure if they have a kitchen/food.
|That's some good TV at Targys.|
|Crossing the Fremont Bridge - almost to Brouwer's|
One of my favorite places to end a beer hike. Lots of good Belgian brews to cap off the night. If you're patient and respectful, you'll get good service. If you're an obnoxious, pretentious prick, expect to be treated accordingly.
|Excellent Service at Brouwer's|
Up next: Seattle Beer Week 2011 Opening Night (with a wheelchair).