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1118 East Pike Street
| +1 206-325-6492
Sat, Sun 11am - 2am
Mon - Fri 2pm - 2am
It's an Adventure, CharlieUnicorn is one of my favorite places to take visitors because there's just so much to look at: the lurid circus-painted walls, the costumed and accessorized taxidermy, the lavishly painted bar that seems to have been pulled off a carousel.
During happy hour, load up on discounted snacks like "narwhal balls" (deep-fried potato croquettes with dipping sauce), hand-dipped corn dogs, and bacon popcorn. They recently expanded into the basement, now known as Narwhal, which has another full bar and a selection of vintage arcade and pinball games. It gets wild on weekend nights, but you can stop in on a weekday afternoon or evening for a more sedate experience if you just want to soak up the colorful surroundings.