4006 University Way NE
Seattle, Wa.

For two or three months out of the year, Seattle is a beautiful, sunny place; the rest of the time it's a rainy, cloudy grayscape perfect for hiding out in basements and drinking beer. Which is where the College Inn comes in. Located in a basement on the UW campus, it's got tons of brews, decent food, and enough distractions (pool tables, big TVs) to keep your mind off the precipitation above ground. Head down in October, come back up in May.