Coffee shops and bars are a dime a dozen, so it takes something special to make a place stand out. In Kirkland, we know of at least three that fit the bill.
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop
120 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
Yes, you can buy soda pop at any grocery store, but you won’t find quite the selection found at Rocket Fizz. Just about any flavor you can think of has been turned into a bubbly drink and you’ll find rows and rows of the stuff here including their own line of soft drinks with tasty-sounding flavors like Root Beer Float, Orange Cream and Watermelon. And surprise flavors like Marshmallow, Red Licorice and their own Rocket Fuel Energy Drink. But you’ll also find flavors that you won’t find anywhere else like Chocolate (they offer five different varieties), Carrot Cake, Corn, Bacon (three different varieties), Ranch Dressing and Martian Poop. But you’ll also find just about any kind of candy a sweet tooth would ever want including brands that you haven’t seen since you were a kid. You’ll also find all kinds of memorabilia here too. The place is stuffed to the rafters with nostalgic and retro fun including concert and movie posters, tin signs, gag gifts, themed gift baskets and other fun stuff.
15 Lake Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
They say that there are only two rules at Flatstick Pub: drink local and have fun. And they should know. Alongside their rotating taps of Washington-only beers and ciders, they also house an indoor 9-hole miniature golf course with some fun obstacles that make this course different from any other you’ve ever played at. “Tap the Keg” forces players to make shots in-between kegs. “Plinko” is a game of chance where your ball will end up in one of six different places. “Split Decision” features two choices: Play to the left to avoid water hazards or play to the right and try for par with a putt through a keg. And on it goes. Green fees are $6 per person and while you don’t need to book a tee time, they do recommend it. Flatstick Pub is also dog-friendly featuring a “Yappy Hour” Monday-Friday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and all day Sunday. Receive $1 off pints when you bring in your Flatstick Pup!
CANVAS! Paint & Sip Studio
140 Central Way – Kirkland, WA 98033
Boasting of being the premier paint and sip studio in Washington, CANVAS offers a relaxing environment to paint your own painting along with a group while you sip on your favorite wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink. Beer is on tap, and wine is available by the glass or by bottle. Champagne, Prosecco, and Mimosas are also popular here. Each class is taught step by step so everyone is working on the same picture, but everyone leaves with their own unique version of it. Class start at 7:00 p.m. sharp and will take about two and half hours to complete your masterpiece. The price ranges from $25-$45 depending on the session and painting desired.