These new patios aren’t as well-known to the crowds yet, so you’ll have a good chance at a table.
Come summer, seats at sidewalk cafes and patios are prime real estate for happy hour. They’re hard to snag after 6 p.m., requiring some huddling and teamwork — who’s getting off early to save some seats?
Below are five patios you have a good chance of scoring a table at simply because they have recently opened up and haven’t caught on.
Wood Shop BBQ
This patio feels more like a backyard barbecue get-together on the Fourth of July — lots of parents catching up with neighbors and friends around the 10 picnic tables, and dudes nearby playing cornhole with beers in hand. It’s a spacious area that the owners hope to take advantage of by bringing in jazz and other live entertainment soon. Come during happy hour (weekdays from 4- 6 p.m.) when beers and wine are a buck off. Wood Shop BBQ was the clear winner in our taste-test of a few new barbecue places around the Central District. Get the central-Texas-style brisket, and request the fatty cut.
2513 S. Jackson St., Seattle; 206-557-8090, thewoodshopbbq.com
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