This low-slung bar on North Williams Avenue is thoughtfully designed and even a little sexy, but doesn’t feel pretentious—maybe thanks to the shuffleboard table along one wall, presided over by a mural of stylized, multicolored wasps. In the gray months, pull up a black leather bar stool and pick your poison from the luminous, backlit bar. When the sun shines, Vendetta doubles its appeal with a handsome back patio of raked gravel where rough-hewn picnic tables are scattered among raised planter beds. Stop by on Tall Boy Tuesdays for $1.50 16-ouncers of PBR and Olympia, and don’t leave without tossing some sand on the board and getting your shuffle on.
What to drink: Shot of Jack, Rainier back.
Happy hour: $3 well drinks, 50 cents off beer 3 pm-6 pm daily; $1.50 Rainier Sundays.
Entertainment: Shuffleboard, Wi-Fi, DJs.