Exploring Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Fremont!

FREMONT: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE! 


EAT: 


Fremont offers MANY delicious restaurants, I will name a few but this is by no means a complete list! Please get out, walk around, and explore all the neighborhood has to offer!

Pecado Bueno- Home of the 3$ Margarita! 

The  is hand-crafted using fresh, natural ingredients, organic when possible, using no preservatives, trans fats or lard. They use sustainable seafood, hormone-free, organic-fed chicken, beef, pork, and eggs. Everything is prepared fresh and simply! they also have a scratch Salsa Bar!

Paseo- Caribbean food! The best Cuban Sandwich around! 

Locally sourced ingredients with the flavors of the Caribbean. Don’t worry, this is Seattle of course there is also a vegetarian selection! From Paseo: Paseo has been a sandwich icon to the Seattle community for over 21 years and has been recognized by legions of top critics, magazines and TV shows worldwide. We have a commitment to providing the freshest locally sourced ingredients, great service and a monstrous food experience. At Paseo we are mostly known for our delicious and savory sandwiches, but have a tremendous following for our bodacious meals.

Revel- Asian Fusion/Korean 

From Revel: Revel—a lively, casual space filled with bright art and music—has been attracting crowds with its menu of street food-style comfort food including dumplings, savory pancakes, noodles, and rice bowls, since 2010. Its adjoining cocktail bar, Quoin, pours soju and innovative cocktails, enticing people to its outdoor fire pit even in the depths of winter. During the summer, Revel’s outdoor patio is home to its popular Grill Shack, which features every imaginable cut of meat—butchered in-house from whole, sustainable raised animals—grilled over a wood fire.


MUSIC/NIGHTLIFE:


Nectar Lounge: 

Depending on the night, you might catch anything from a local band, an out of town dj., or the best 80’s dance party you have ever witnessed. Nectar Lounge hosts an eclectic calendar of acts. It’s also a great place to have a party! During the summer months the outdoor patio is to die for! Check their website for upcoming events: www.nectarlounge.com

Highdive: 

From Highdive: In 10 years’ time High Dive has proudly secured a unique role in a vibrant Seattle music scene. With a layout that recalls legendary national showcase venues such as The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and CBGB in New York, the venue is the perfect size to host national acts to multi night residencies while still having the freedom to take big chances on emerging acts we believe in that deserve their first Saturday night. Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont, aka, Center of The Universe, it is a side of the city with a unique spirit all its own. High Dive sits in the center of it all, nestled between Ballard and Queen Anne, just across the Fremont Bridge.

Add-A-Ball: 

If you are up for a little something different- check out Add-a-ball! They have a full on Patrick Swayze mural inside, plenty of pinball and board games to curb your boredom. Have an ice cold brew, in the parking lot patio, and grab a game of cards with a local. Beware however, the door boasts a hand painted sign: NO BROS! whatever that means.


SHOPPING: 


Fremont Vintage Mall –

From mid-century furniture, unique local art, vintage finds, jewelry, records, antiques, and all kinds of surprises. I suggest going in on a rainy day. It’s easy to get lost in there for hours!

Show Pony-

Sweet Little boutique! Must have dresses, jewelry, apothecary items,  accessories and more! The store offers mostly American-made and designed, with a great selection of eco-friendly fashion!

Fremont Sunday Street Market- 

From their website:  Welcome to the Center of the Universe. Seattle’s fun, year round European-style street market for brunching and browsing, hand crafts, treasure hunting, vintage and one-of-a-kind, amazingly-cool-stuff. Now celebrating our 27th anniversary supporting our small business community.

Established in 1990, the Market has evolved into a thriving, diverse European-Style street market that goes on indoor and outdoor year round. Up to 200 vendors attend bringing antiques, collectibles, bygones, retro, vintage, original fashion, tools, deluxe junk and estate sale treasures. In addition, there’s a constantly changing bazaar of colorful world imports, new and original designers, artists and craftsmen with heart warming one-of-a-kind offerings.

More popular than ever is the eclectic menu offered by our street food vendors and a rotating cast of gourmet food trucks. The market is free to the public, pet-friendly, bike accessible and happens rain or shine. Bookended by Seattle’s own Theo Chocolate to the West and the Red Door Ale House on the East end, its surrounded by a fabulous selection of neighboring shops, cafes and restaurants. The Fremont Market is how Seattle does Sundays.


PLAY IN FREMONT:


The Troll!: 3405 Troll Ave N. 

You have to see it! Just under the Aurora Bridge! You’ve heard about the Troll who eats a car! Hurry up! Go get a selfie!

Burke Gilman Trail: 

The trail cuts right through Fremont, and will take you all the way to Golden Gardens in Ballard (make the trip to watch the sunset, at least once!). Keep your eyes peeled on a hot day, along the Fremont Cut you might find a rope swing! (Shhhhhh! It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day!)

The Solstice Parade: 

http://fremontartscouncil.org/parade/

Start: NW 39th St and Leary Way NW
Finish: Gasworks Park for the Fremont Solstice Celebration

Celebrate with us on the longest day of the year with the Fremont Arts Council’s most spectacular event! Join more than 60 dazzling community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Then, we end the parade with the Fremont Solstice Celebration at Gas Works Park, where we celebrate with local and national street bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

What makes the Fremont Solstice Parade unique?

  • EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST. Full participation is completely open to the public. See the links below to be in the parade, plan the parade, volunteer at the parade, or to reserve curbside seats on the route.
  • PEOPLE POWERED. No motorized vehicles are allowed
  • ALL ABOUT THE ART. No printed words or logos are allowed. Participants relish the challenge of proclaiming their message through creative expression.

 

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