How to Spend a Day in Georgetown: Join the Circus, Shop at the Trailer Park Mall, & Eat Some of the Best Food in Town

Georgetown is Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, and if you haven’t taken the time to stop by and see what it’s all about, you’re missing out!

You could easily spend an entire day (and more) exploring this unique little neighborhood, and here’s a few things you can do from sunrise ’til sunset:



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First, you’ll want to start off the day on the right foot with a hearty breakfast so you have energy for everything that awaits in Georgetown! Stop at The Hangar Cafe, and if it’s sunny out, sit on their patio. Crepes (savory and sweet), waffles (think Belgian waffles topped with lemon panna cotta or caramelized pear nutella…) and more are all on the menu here.


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Or, check out Hudson, a delicious spot with attitude. Their website boldly claims that it’s “no place for a church-going woman,” and you can expect scratch-made, locally sourced eats. Hudson’s scrambles and hearty diner fare does not disappoint!



Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is like nothing you’ve ever seen, and it’s exactly what it sounds like artists, makers, and collectors sell their unique wares out of trailers.


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For comic book fans, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is reason enough to come to Georgetown. Not only are they a publisher of some of the world’s greatest cartoonists (click here for examples and get ready to be impressed), but they sell some rare, discounted, and exclusive merchandise as well.


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Stock up on sweets at Fran’s Chocolates—there’s a retail/production/viewing area in Georgetown you won’t want to miss.




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When it’s time for that mid-day fuel up, Georgetown Liquor Company is where it’s at. Don’t judge a book by its cover—this dive bar serves up some unique (and incredibly delicious) vegan and vegetarian sandwiches. (Play on their world class gaming consoles while you’re there, too.)


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If you’re in the mood for south of the border delights, Fonda La Catrina is a classic that people just rave about. Check out their Yelp page for drool worthy food pics + menus.


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Oh! And be sure to grab a growler or can of beer at Georgetown Brewing Company when you’re in the neighborhood.


If you happen to be in the neighborhood when Georgetown Art Attack is happening, then even better! Art takes over the streets of Georgetown, and all of the art galleries in Georgetown open up during this time.


School of Acrobatics & New Circus Acts has a ton of classes you can take (whether or not you want to join the circus!), but you can “fly” from the trapeze for $10 (and $5 for each additional turn).


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Ciudad Grill (a restaurant and bar) and Bar Ciudad (a cocktail bar and rotisserie) are side by side and each offer something different. Bar Ciudad offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and you can order a drink right at the window. At Ciudad Grill, you can expect a full dining experience that’s described as “flavors from the East, vibes from the West.”

Feeling fancy? You’ll need reservations in advance for this one, but The Corson Building is a destination dining experience. It’s a unique (and pricey) dining experience, but worth it if you’re interested in trying some of the best dining that Seattle has to offer.



It wouldn’t be a day in Georgetown without stopping by a dive bar after the sun goes down. Jules Maes Saloon, Smarty Pants, and Marco Polo Bar & Grill are a few local hotspots when you want some classic bar food and no-frills drinks.


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We have a new 3-bedroom, 1.75-bath townhouse listing right in the heart of Georgetown! Georgetown Playfield is right across the street, buses straight into Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union are just a block away, and you’re surrounded by dining and opportunities for enjoying the arts. Click here to see it all! 

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Matt Miner

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In everything that I do as your REALTOR®, I have one guiding principle in mind: To make certain that your home-buying or selling experience is a happy, successful, wonderful life experience! We build trust and security with our clients using knowledge and transparency.

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