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Restaurants near Cruise Port: At the Alexis Hotel just off downtown's Madison Street, the cozy yet hip Bookstore Bar stocks its shelves with impressive reading material and an extensive stash of Scotches, bourbons and whiskies. New chef Caprial Pencevery sends out delectable, locally-fueled dishes. An extended happy hour (from 4 to 7 p.m.) means deals on draft beers, select wines and well drinks ($4) plus a rotating menu of tasty food options costing only $3 to $7 per plate. Start with the Clam Steamers, Chicken and Fennel Ragu or Pan-Fried Chickpea Cakes, and move onto the Bookstore Burger or Painted Hills N.Y. Steak (12oz). Save room for the scrumptious desserts, too!

Group Friendly: At the Alexis Hotel just off downtown's Madison Street, the cozy yet hip Bookstore Bar stocks its shelves with impressive reading material and an extensive stash of Scotches, bourbons and whiskies. New chef Chris Lobkovich sends out delectable, locally-fueled dishes. An extended happy hour (from 4 to 7 p.m.) means deals on draft beers, select wines and well drinks ($4) plus a rotating menu of tasty food options costing only $3 to $7 per plate. Lobkovich finds influence in Asian and Latin flavors, putting his own modern twist on northwest dishes, and calls his cooking style "eclectic, yet minimalistic." Diner favorites range from the banh mi sandwich and the cobb salad to the veggie burger and grilled hanger steak. Save room for the scrumptious desserts, too!

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Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:

Restaurants near Cruise Port: "The Bookstore Bar's newly arrived chef Caprial Pencevery happens to have been the first winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest. Look into special events like a movies series that happens every Monday in the Bookstore Bar with happy hour pricing on wine and beer plus free popcorn."

Group Friendly: "A movies series happens every Monday in the Bookstore Bar , beginning at 1:30 p.m. with happy hour pricing on wine and beer plus free popcorn."

Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: The (recently renovated) Bookstore Bar means Northwest-inspired fare in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The shelves are stocks with Scotches and reading material!

Best for Group Friendly Because: A recent renovation to the Bookstore Bar in the Alexis Hotel means that groups can happily convene in the cozy back room.

Brunch

Brunch
Beers on Tap
Red Wine
White Wine
Sparkling
From the Bar
Cafe Vita Coffee
Mighty Leaf Tea
Juice

Dinner Menu

Main
House Cocktails
Barrel Aged Cocktail
Beers on Tap
Red Wine
White Wine
Sparkling

Happy Hour

Main
Wine by the Glass

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