Bellevue / Redmond WA -- Recommendations?

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    Sep 25, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    (I didn’t see a better forum for this. Just let me know if there is one.)

    So… I’m going to be in Bellevue / Redmond WA for several days in mid-October for a business trip. I’ll have a car.

    Can you recommend good places to eat? Work out? Have fun? I’d like to add a little interest to an otherwise boring business trip. Thanks!
  • auryn

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    Sep 25, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    If you're going to hang out only in the Bell-Red Area, head over to Bellevue Square on NE 8th. There are tons of shops, movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys, and restaurants for you to choose from. Hell, you can even go to Hooters if that floats your boat.

    If you're looking to be around the gays, you'll have to make a trip to Capitol Hill in Seattle. Just be careful; eventhough The Hill (as we call it) has been a Seattle Gayborhood for years, we've seen an increase in violence and hate crimes recently. Fortunately, I haven't heard of any problems in months, but I wanted caution you just the same.

    There are 7 gay bars on The Hill and other places with mixed crowds, and of course the bath houses/sex clubs for those that are into that. We're also a few hours drive from Vancouver BC and it's gay area. So you don't have to be bored while you're hear.

    Dress warmly and bring an umbrella, though.
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    Sep 25, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    Goggle Capitol Hill and First Hill in Seattle, and Google all gay bars & clubs in Seattle. I lived there for 5 years, but not sure what's still open and jumping. A very strong gay community in Cap Hill, you'll love it.
  • auryn

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    Sep 25, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    First Hill, no gay bars. A few bars, but no gay ones. Google Cap Hill or go to www.sgn.org or www.thestranger.com. I'm a Seattle Native and lifer.
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    Sep 26, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    Auryn saidFirst Hill, no gay bars. A few bars, but no gay ones. Google Cap Hill or go to www.sgn.org or www.thestranger.com. I'm a Seattle Native and lifer.


    Is the Cuff gone from First Hill?
  • auryn

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    Sep 26, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    The Cuff Complex is on Cap Hill at 11th(?) and Pine.

    First Hill is affectionately called Pill Hill, because that's where the hospitals are.