Neighborhood

West Seattle is a cool place to live. The end.

4400 SW Alaska is located in the vibrant urban core of the West Seattle Junction. This hip neighborhood is the “Place to Be” and by that we mean the place for shopping, dining, drinking, entertaining and doing all that is desired by modern urbanites who want to be in the middle of it all. Whatever you’re in the mood for, its nearby. With a brag-about-it Walk Score of 93, you are steps away from California Avenue with block after block of fantastic eateries, caffeine stops, hip boutiques and places to meet.

Group Of Friends Enjoying Meal At Rooftop Restaurant

Happy couple in a coffee shop surfing internet on digital tablet. Young man and woman in a restaurant looking at touch screen computer.

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Hot Spots

Categories for top places in West Seattle: Bites, Caffeine, Activities + Attractions, Night Life, Shopping, Groceries.

Bites

  • Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge – 4750 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Thai classics get fusion twists in a relaxed lounge space decorated with traditional & modern art.
  • JaK’s Grill – 4548 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. No-reservations steakhouse that’s a local destination for filet, chops, seafood, burgers & brunch.
  • Ma’ono – 4437 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Casual, modern place serving creative Hawaiian-influenced dishes plus fried chicken & cocktails.
  • Fresh Bistro – 4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Casual, modern eatery putting eclectic, globe-trotting spins on New American cuisine.
  • Talarico’s Pizzeria – 4718 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 . Huge slices of NYC-style pizza with inventive toppings plus pasta, beer & wine in a casual space.
  • Bakery Nouveau – 4737 California Ave SW. Quaint counter-service bakery-cafe for French breads, sandwiches, quiches & pastries.
  • Chaco Canyon Organic Café – 3770 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126. Vegan, raw & mostly organic eats, plus smoothies & juices, served in an upbeat, airy space.

 

Night Life

  • Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub -4720 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Family-owned brewpub with a menu of small plates, burgers & seafood plus seasonal & specialty beers.
  • Shadowland – 4458 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Eatery & bar featuring an eclectic menu, art-adorned walls, weekend brunch & frequent live music.
  • West 5 – 4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Comfort-food dining & handcrafted cocktails in a retro setting inspired by midcentury lounges.
  • The Matador – 4546 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Local bar chain serving classic & contemporary Mexican dishes, plus cocktails, in a stylish space.

 

Caffeine

  • Hotwire Online Coffeehouse – 4410 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Petite brick Internet cafe provides computers for guests, specialty espresso drinks & patio seating.
  • Bakery Nouveau – 4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Quaint counter-service bakery-cafe for French breads, sandwiches, quiches & pastries.
  • Uptown Espresso – 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Funky local chain serving coffee drinks with a signature foam, plus tea & baked goods.
  • Easy Street Records – 4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Eclectic hangout stocking CDs & vinyl, plus a cafe serving American breakfasts, burgers & salads
  • Cupcake Royale and Verite Coffee – 1101 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Cupcakes in many flavors, plus ice cream, ordered to go or stay in a plain cafe on a mellow street.
  • Starbucks – 4233 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116. Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.

 

Groceries

  • Huski Deli – 4721 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Longtime deli counter furnishing classic sandwiches & housemade ice cream in more than 40 flavors.
  • Seattle Fish Company – 4435 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 . Small neighborhood fish market with a laid-back restaurant for steamed, fried & grilled seafood.
  • West Seattle Produce Market – Grocer supplying fresh produce & other locally sourced foods, including cheeses, coffee & preserves.
  • Pellegrini Market – 4521 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Sauces ready to go, freezers stock with lasagna, manicotti, and cannellini, and a fresh bakery with sliced meats and cheeses.
  • Quality Food Center – 4550 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Grocery chain with departments including a deli & a bakery; some have pharmacies, fuel & alcohol.
  • Safeway – Jefferson Square, 4754 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Supermarket chain with departments including a deli & a bakery.
  • Trader Joe’s – 4545 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).

 

Shopping

  • Mountain to Sound Outfitters – 3602 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126. Locally-owned shop offering paddle sport & snow sport equipment & accessories, from kayaks to skis.
  • West Seattle Cyclery – 4508 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Outfitter offering a range of commuter/mountain bikes & accessories, plus fitting & repair services.
  • Click! Design That Fits – 4540 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Sleek showroom for contemporary home decor & furniture, fashion accessories, jewelry & gifts.
  • Carmilia’s – 4528 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. A charming boutique featuring a wide selection of hip and unique clothing and accessories.
  • City Mouse Studio and Store – 4218 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116. Modern photography and hip clothing for children.
  • Rose’s Nails – 4308 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116. Quality nail salon across the street from 4400 Alaska.
  • Pharmaca – 4707 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Pharmacy stocking traditional health products along with holistic remedies & beauty supplies.
  • Capers – 4525 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Open since 1985, Capers is a neighborhood home, entertaining and gift store.

 

Activities + Attractions

  • West Seattle Bowl – 4505 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Veteran bowling alley since 1948, with 32 lanes, tournaments & a restaurant serving burgers & pizza.
  • ArtsWest – 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Gallery with rotating exhibits & an intimate theater focusing on challenging contemporary pieces.
  • West Seattle Farmers Market – SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116. Sunday marketplace for local farmers & food vendors with chef demos & live entertainment.
  • Alki Beach – Alki Beach, Seattle, WA. – A paved pathway is a favorite for runners, dog-walkers, and rollerblades, with stunning views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline.
  • Camp Long – 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Forested ropes course facility featuring both low & high platforms, bridges, swings & wobbly steps.
  • Me-Kwa-Mooks Park – 4503 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Minimally developed park with views of Puget Sound, trails & a variety of birds & other wildlife.