Georgetown is a cool, eclectic neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, and the home to Charles Smith Wines Jet City. I had the pleasure of spending some time there while visiting Charles Smith Wines and even had the rare chance to explore the neighborhood with Charles. Below you will find a guide of things to do in Georgetown, Seattle, from the award-winning winemaker himself. Check it out!
Where to Drink: Georgetown Brewery
Georgetown Brewery makes the famous Manny’s Pale Ale and Roger’s Pilsner. They have a taproom where you can try all their beers and get growlers to go.
What to Eat: Zippy’s Burgers
Great wax-paper wrapped burgers. I always order the Zip Royale double cheeseburger and a milkshake made with Full Tilt Ice Cream.
Where to Shop: Georgetown Records
Georgetown Records is an independent record store. You could spend hours checking out their collection.
Where to Refuel: All City Coffee
All City Coffee, where all the locals head to fuel up for the day.
Where to Drink: Charles Smith Wines Jet City
Experience Charles Smith’s wines, listen to music and enjoy a view of the main runways of Boeing Field along with Washington’s iconic Mount Rainer. Jet City features two tasting rooms: the main floor is designed with a rustic Northwest feel and the larger upstairs space exudes an early 60’s vibe, with a nod to Boeing aviation.
Editor’s Note: Just a short flight away is Walla Walla, WA, which you will find Charles Smith’s two other tasting rooms: Downtown Walla Wall and K Vintners Tasting Room. I highly recommend it!
Where to Stay: Georgetown Inn
Assuming you want to stay as close to Georgetown as possible, I recommend the Georgetown Inn. It’s super affordable and just steps away from all the action happening in Georgetown. Best of all, you can take a short Uber ride to downtown Seattle.
Editor’s Note: Unlike the rest of the guide to Georgetown, this is a recommendation from us here at Joe’s Daily – not Charles Smith.
Where to Eat: Fonda La Catrina
When I need a quick, easy and delicious meal, I find myself at the Fonda La Catrina counter, eating Mexican food and knocking back some mezcal.
Where to Drink: Star Brass
When you need a beer, tavern burger and a friendly bartender, head to Star Brass, overlooking the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. A great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
Where to Shop: Fantagraphics
A unique Georgetown gem. Continuously touted as one of the best comic-book publishers in the United States.