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For denizens of the Microsoft Empire, TechReady 2013 is coming, February 4-8, which means that it’s time to figure out what you’re going to do with your teams when the Convention Center shuts down for the evening. Take them out for drinks, for a delicious dinner, or some well-deserved fun time! Lucky for you, PlaceFull has a tidy handful of listings within easy walking distance of the conference.

Dinner

Metropolitan Grill

13 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 4 minutes by car.

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When your team deserves the very best, they deserve The Met. With several private dining options, your group will enjoy the finest in craft steaks and gorgeously appointed settings. There’s a reason The Met is the premier dining spot in Seattle.

Buenos Aires Private Dining Room

11 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 5 minutes by car.

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Take your team on a culinary excursion to South America with a dinner at Buenos Aires. Argentinian steaks and classic comfort foods take center stage here when it’s not occupied by tango dancers. Dinner and a show! Ole!

SPUR Gastro Pub

15 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 5 minutes by car.

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On the cutting edge of Seattle’s culinary scene are the chef-tacular team of McCracken and Tough, named “Rising Star Chefs” with their innovative and sustainably conscious dishes. Lobster foam,anyone?

Flying Fish

13 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 5 minutes by car.

Three words: Oyster Happy Hour.

Flying Fish, though relatively new to the Seattle culinary scene, has cemented itself as a place to enjoy some of the finest, freshest seafood in town. Your team will LOVE the cool, casual ambiance and their tastebuds will be delighted with the carefully crafted dishes.

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The Coterie Room

14 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 5 minutes by car.

“Elegant” doesn’t even begin to describe the atmosphere of Tough and McCracken’s The Coterie Room. With a diaphanous crystal chandelier casting it’s soft light on the room, waiters bring out dishes that tantalize your senses including a take on French Canada’s Poutine that will leave you reeling.

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Drinks

Kells Irish Pub

12 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 4 minutes by car.

An evening of drinks in the heart of it all, Pike Place Market, is a most-excellent way to wrap up after a day at Tech Ready. Kiss the old Blarney stone, throw a few darts, and enjoy true Irish hospitality.

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Cactus SLU

16 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 7 minutes by car.

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Sure, you might be camping in Jeff Bezos’ backyard but that’s all the better for keeping your ear to the ground, amiright?!  Enjoy your drinks on the Cactus Mezzanine while you look out at the hordes of Amazonians dining below your feet.

TangoRestaurant and Bar

5 minutes from Convention Center on foot

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Literally steps away from the Convention Center, Tango has been described as “Lit like Antonio Banderas’ bedroom.” Well, heck, that’s enough to get me in there but their selection of artisan cocktails sweeten the deal even further.

Fado Irish Pub

14 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 6 minutes by car.

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In the mood for a Guinness after listening to the talking heads all day? How about an Irish Car Bomb? A black and tan? Whatever your Irish drink of choice, Fado is the perfect place to serve it up for your entire team.

Barca

18 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 8 minutes by car.

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Dripping with red velvet and leopard print seats, the Barca mezzanine is a destination in and of itself. Couple that with the fact that it has its own bar which means that your team doesn’t even have to mingle with the riff-raff on the main floor. Who says elitism is bad? Elitism HAS ITS OWN BAR.

Fun!

Sea Sound Lounge

15 minutes from Convention Center on foot, 7 minutes by car.

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Party like the VIPs you are with exclusive use of See Sound Lounge’s The Deep Room. Thrumming tunes spun by your own DJ, a private bar, and plenty of small spaces for your peeps to sneak off to talk-shop means that this is a great way to let off some steam after the conference.

Chocolate Box

9 minutes from the Convention Center on foot, 3 minutes by car.

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Hours of meetings require self-medication afterwards and The Chocolate Box is JUST what the doctor ordered. Bring your team here for an expert pairing of wine and chocolates! Perfection!

Edge Grill

3 minutes from the Convention Center on foot.

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Unwind after a long day under florescent lights at the Convention Center with a few games of billiards, some tasty nibbles, 6 bajillion TV screens, and some strong drinks. The best part? It’s just a three minute walk which means that relaxation after the conference is just STEPS away.

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