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Area Guide 2011

One of the reasons GeekGirlCon is so excited to host our first annual convention at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms is because of its location. Nestled between two neighborhoods, Queen Anne and Belltown, there are tons of food, attractions, shopping, and more within walking distance from our convention. No more overpriced convention center food! Get more options for your taste buds and wallet. (GeekGirlCon’s partner hotels — the MarQueen and Inn at Queen Anne — are located in the Queen Anne neighborhood.) And bonus, there are two grocery stores!

Here is a list of places recommended by GeekGirlCon staff: Cafes and Restaurants, Drinks, Grocery Stores and Drug Stores, and Attractions

Cafes and Restaurants

Bamboo Garden $$
364 Roy Street
Vegetarian/Vegan Chinese cuisine
Family friendly

Buckley’s $$
232 1st Avenue West
Burgers, American food, spirits and sports bar

Caffe Ladro $
600 Queen Anne Avenue North
One of the finest coffee roasters in Seattle
Try one of their delicious quiches

Crow $$$
823 5th Ave North
Modern American style cuisine
Open late

Dick’s Drive-In $
500 Queen Anne Avenue North
A Seattle tradition for cheap burgers and milk shakes
Open until 2am

The 5 Point Cafe $
415 Cedar St
Lunch and pub with outdoor seating on a sunny or not day

The 5 Spot $$
1502 Queen Anne Ave N
Take a walk up the hill for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night snack of regional American food.

Macrina Bakery and Cafe $$
2408 1st Ave
Yummy baked goods and lunch

McMenamins $$
200 Roy Street
Microbrewery and traditional pub food with a family-friendly section

Obasan $$
11 Mercer Street
Wonderful (and affordable) lunch bento boxes and other Japanese cuisine

Pagliacci Pizza $
550 Queen Anne Avenue North
Pizza by the slice and to go for whole pies
Family-friendly, Seattle institution

Peso’s Kitchen $$
605 Queen Anne Avenue North
Mexican food with a fun ambiance

Roti Cuisine of India $$
530 Queen Anne Ave North
Northern Indian cuisine with a lunch buffet

Ten Mercer $$$
10 Mercer Street
Fine dining with a dedicated gluten-free menu

Tilikum Place Cafe $$
407 Cedar Street
European cusine with an American twist

Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge $$
601 Queen Anne Avenue North
Small plate Cajun/Creole cuisine, amazing cheese
Serves breakfast

Zeeks Pizza $$
419 Denny Way
Beer and pizza with a friendly atmosphere


The Great Nabob $$
819 5th Ave North
Order a Manny’s and hangout with the locals in this small neighborhood bar

Ozzie’s $
105 W Mercer Street
A great dive bar for playing pool and catching a game on one of the many TVs

The Sitting Room $$
108 W Roy Street
Deliciously creative cocktails in a relaxed, homey setting

Solo Bar $$
200 Roy Street
Long-time GeekGirlCon supporter and local pub with fabulous food

Grocery stores and drug stores

Bartell Drugs $
600 1st Ave North (not to be confused with 1st Ave West)

Metropolitan Market $$
100 Mercer Street
Wonderful deli selection for a fast bite close to the convention and locally owned

Safeway $
516 1st Ave West (not to be confused with 1st Ave North)


Easy Street Records $
20 Mercer Street
An independent record shop with a great selection of local Seattle bands

EMP Museum $$
325 5th Ave North
Beyond the additional GeekGirlCon programming, the EMP is home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Nirvana exhibit, and Battlestar Galactica Vipers

Kerry Park (free)
211 West Highland Drive
97% of all Seattle skyline photos are taken from this park (statistics are fabricated)
From the corner of Mercer Street and 1st Ave North, take the #2 or #13 Bus to Highland Drive (5 minute bus ride). Walk two blocks west of Queen Anne Ave North, Kerry Park is on the left.

Olympic Sculpture Park (free)
2901 Western Avenue
Beautiful views of the Puget Sound among modern sculptures in an urban park setting

Pacific Science Center $$
200 2nd Ave N
Let’s Science! A family-friendly environment with robotic dinosaurs, an IMAX theater, and butterfly house

Pike Place Market
85 Pike St
Seattle’s legendary public market featuring fly fishing, a farmer’s market, fresh flowers, and the original Starbucks (not within walking distance)

SAM (Seattle Art Museum) $$
1300 1st Ave
Seattle’s major art gallery (not within walking distance)

Space Needle $$$
400 Broad Street
No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to this famous landmark

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