Lined with eclectic shops, quaint cafes, delicious dining, and more, Bothell’s vibrant Main Street and downtown scene are full of experiences to enjoy. On your next trip to Bothell, block out a day to stroll through downtown! You can’t go wrong, no matter where you wander — here’s a roundup of some favorite local haunts.
Spend the afternoon browsing the whimsical assortment of stores that line the streets in downtown Bothell. Visit Se•lyn Boutique for a bespoke collection of designer clothing and jewelry, as well as specialty crystals, candles, and gifts. Its neighbor, Sankara Imports, offers ethically traded treasures from India, Nepal, and Turkey — their unique pieces are directly sourced from artisans, so you can bring home a handmade curio, knowing that your purchase directly supports the artist who created it! Down the street is Cranberry Cottage, a local Country Village favorite in their new location where they offer beautiful home décor and gifts, and just a few blocks further is The Market at McMenamins Anderson School, the largest McMenamins gift shop to date.
Get a pick-me-up at one of the local cafés on and near Main Street as you shop. Social Grounds Coffee focuses on serving excellent, eco-friendly coffee, with a zero-waste initiative. Caffe Ladro’s Bothell location serves the Seattle coffee roastery’s custom blended, Fair Trade coffees. If you’re looking for a more elevated experience, enjoy a high tea at Graham’s RoyalTea on Main Street for a royal treat.
When hunger strikes, downtown Bothell offers a wide variety of places to eat and cuisines to sample. Craving Mexican? Poquitos and Julio’s Mexican Restaurant offer great choices and authentic dishes to spice up your day. In the mood for a burger? Try The Bine Beer and Food or Stack 571 Burger and Whiskey Bar. Whether you want Italian (head to Amaro Bistro) or sushi (check out Hana Sushi), or anything in-between, you’re sure to find a perfect dinner that really hits the spot.
Round off your night with a drink or two, or a full pub crawl if you’re game! From different spots at McMenamins Anderson School, like The Tavern or The Woodshop, to The Cottage’s wine bar, to The Hop and Hound for craft brews, and even to Zulu’s Board Game Café if you’re in the mood for a game night — downtown Bothell’s vibrant scene is full of experiences to sip and savor.
Bothell’s central location makes it a perfect home base for your next Washington state adventure, but make sure to plan a day to explore this friendly, eclectic town and its unique destinations. Discover more of what Bothell has to offer, and start your story here.