Your Weekend In And Around Green Lake

February 2, 2017 9:10pm

Cosmic Triangle: Mars is at the top with Venus at right. Photo by Dustin Guy

It’s nearly the weekend Greenlakers! You made it.

Did you catch the cosmic triangle earlier this week? (That’s when Mars, a crescent moon, and Venus were aligned in a triangle.) Luckily Dustin Guy captured a shot (seen above).

Also, some good news. That Southbound SR 99/Aurora Avenue North closure that was supposed to happen this weekend has now been canceled and will be rescheduled soon. So you are clear to use 99 in both directions to and from your Super Bowl festivities.

Speaking of which, in case you need a few places to check out the Super Bowl this weekend, here’s some spots right here on the north side of Green Lake.

Green Lake Bar and Grill
Features three TVs total, two at the bar and one facing the lobby. Come early and stake your claim, as they cannot reserve spots in the bar. Great place for a boozy brunch, they have a cocktail menu just for breakfast (I recommend the Ultimate Bloody Mary).
Bonus: A little bird told us there’s a booth in the back of the restaurant with its own TV, try to grab it if you can.
Address: 7200 E. Green Lake Dr N

St. Andrews Bar and Grill
1,000+ sq. foot space, 130″ HD projection screen, four 50″ screens. Menu includes standard game-day fare including Highlander hot wings, fresh baked nachos and Rod Stewart Onion Rings (we’re not sure). There’s also a wide variety of sandwiches and daily soups made from scratch.
Bonus: St. Andrews is home to one of Washington’s largest selections of Single Malt Scotches. So there’s that.
Address: 7406 Aurora Ave. N

Duck Island Ale House
Love Beth’s Cafe food but wish you could enjoy it with a beer? Well then this is your place.
Bonus: We hear the duck balls are a must. This is one of those things that you are just going to have to take a leap of faith and believe us, trust fall style.
Address: 7317 Aurora Ave N