Little Water Cantina
On the last Sunday of the month, this popular Mexican spot hosts “Snouts & Stouts,” a pig roast with local beer and live music. The restaurant’s 2,200-square-foot terrace overlooks Lake Union.
Ponti Seafood Grill (pictured)
Chef Alvin Binuya, a protégé of hometown hero Tom Douglas, serves local wild fish at this classic seafood restaurant. Its two patios have views of the Aurora Bridge and the Fremont Bridge, one of the most frequently opened drawbridges in the country.