Browne’s Addition

Spokane's oldest neighborhood has personality. You'll see it in the mix of Victorian mansions, Arts & Crafts bungalows and modern apartment buildings. Eclectic characters fill this area of Spokane. You'll discover plenty to eat, drink, and do. Bonus: it's a short walk or Lime scooter ride from downtown Spokane.

Eat & Drink

Right in the heart of Browne's Addition is a quaint business district with a handful of restaurants. Start with a huckleberry mimosa during brunch at Browne's Bistro. Eat on the patio, weather permitting. Directly across the street is The Elk, which opened in 1999 inside what was once a pharmacy and soda fountain. Make sure to try the searingly spicy gumbo. Next door is El Que, which features Mexican style street food and house-made tequila infusions. Directly across the street from El Que is the must-try Italia Trattoria. It's so delicious, Food Network just declared the restaurant's Pappardelle Lamb Ragu the best in the country. Perhaps all you desire is a simple slice of pizza. Pacific Pizza, next door to Italia Trattoria, enters stage left. For baked goods, olive oils, and specialty dips that will knock your socks off, try Glorious Artisan Bakery.

Coffee shop by day, a cocktail bar by night, Bijou wears two faces. Crafted cocktails are hot right now, and if attention to detail with your drink is something you love, Bijou is the place to stop. It's a tiny space, so you'll be up close and personal as the bartender creates something delicious with handmade craft bitters. For a handcrafted coffee, go to Ladder Coffee--adjacent to the aforementioned Glorious Artisan Bakery. The beans are hand-roasted, the baristas knowledgeable and the ambiance entices customers to stay longer than anticipated. Caffe Capri, next to Pacific Pizza, rounds out the coffee scene.

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If you love live music, you'd be remiss if you skipped Lucky You Lounge. It's a restaurant, bar, venue, and nightclub all rolled into one. The building itself snugs up against the train tracks, giving it a gritty feel on the outside. Inside it's pretty and perfect. If you're looking for an educational experience, go to the Smithsonian-affiliated Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The exhibits rotate, but there's an extensive collection of Native American artifacts to feast your eyes. While you're there, make sure to walk through the historic Campbell House. You'll get a good idea of what it was like to live in Browne's Addition in the late 1800s. To snag a souvenir, stop at The Lookout. The store sells items created by local artisans.

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