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Best things to do in Bremerton

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Boat or Ferry
“Ditch the car in Seattle and take a cheap ferry ride with amazing views to Bremerton. Just of the dock check out the USS Turner Joy destroyer from the Vietnam War Time. ”
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Pier
“Take the Ferry to Seattle. Smile like a kid. Thank us later. Do not drive I-5.”
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Bay
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“Great for a romantic dinner or summer drinks on the patio. Beautiful views of the water, ferries and marina. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“The atmosphere here cannot be beat. Tucked under the Manette bridge, you'll get an amazing view of the water and ferries. Candlelit tables and adorable paned glass windows to gaze through if you sit inside, or fun, cheerful colored umbrellas and a relaxed vibe if you sit on the back patio. This is the only restaurant in town that has it's own dock, pull your boat right up! The Coconut Butterfly Shrimp (with sweet chili sauce), Steamed Manila Clams, and Black & Blue Salad are our favorite dishes!”
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Performing Arts Venue
“Entertainment venue downtown Bremerton close to restaurants and bars--iconic to Bremerton.”
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Pier
“Take the Ferry to Seattle Please! Yes it takes longer....or does it? I-5 Traffic is terrible. You are on Vacation, relax and enjoy yourself. Its about 30 minutes drive to the Ferry Terminal in Bremerton and less than an hour crossing. Drive on or walk on the Ferry. The Ferry Docks in the heart of downtown Seattle, just below the Pike Place Market. It is an awesome ride across the Salish Sea! ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Romantic Italian restaurant in Manette. In my opinion this is the highest quality food in Bremerton and you will often be served by the charming owner.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Best for a grab-and-go lunch as there is not much seating here but all of their food is so tasty!”
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History Museum
“It is located less then a block from the ferry terminal and a short walk from scenic downtown Bremerton, which is great if you make a day trip of it and ride the ferry over from Seattle like I did”
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Movie Theatre
“Newer theater offers family friendly showings as well as seating that provides alcoholic beverages. Downtown Bremerton within walking distance to restaurants/bars.”
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Bakery
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“We are SO LUCKY to have this place in our town. Sabateur sources locally and organically whenever possible. Also, YUM! Not to be missed on the weekends when they have ALL the things... (more limited selection and sporadic hours during the week) Get here before 10 am for full selection on weekend mornings. Now serving awesome pizza from 5-8 pm weekdays! Committed to quality. Love this place the most!”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Enjoy a cocktail and some amazing garlic fries at this classy downtown bar. ”
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Café
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“LOCAL's spot. Featured in People Magazine, they didn't need any help packing this place out! You can dine in a converted VW bus or just enjoy the bustle of the cozy interior. If there's a wait, pick out your own mug and enjoy a cuppa while you wait. The food is very reasonably priced and made with love. The owners are amazing people...”
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Bistro
“If you want to REALLY enjoy yourself in a quiet, intimate but not-too-uppity place, check out the Hound + Bottle. The HB (formerly known as Honor Bar) has quickly made it up the ranks in our local cuisine scene! The small thoughtfully composed menu with hand-crafted libations is done to perfection. We love that it changes every few weeks which allows us to frequently enjoy a new creation from chef, Alan Davis. Our favorite thing to do is invite a couple of our "bestest" friends, sit down in a comfortable space and bathe in the confluence of euphoric smells, tastes and sounds! (Am I overselling it? I think not!)”
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Bar
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“We love Bremerton! And it is well worth the visit if you are in Port Orchard, at least for an evening. Consider jumping on the foot ferry for a fun adventure and quick ride across Sinclair Inlet. Downtown Bremerton and Manette is easy to explore on foot, but the town still has many places to park (unlike Seattle) so driving over is reasonable as well. We love the H&C! It is ALWAYS full of life and flavor! These guys have the "Best Wings in Town" by far. Grab a beer, get a bucket of wings (choose your own adventure flavor mixes) and maybe catch a flick at SEEfilm Cinema, a show at the Admiral Theater or even better, sit in on a DnD game at Ashley's Pub next door! There is SOOOO much to do in Bremerton - you won't be disappointed! ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Grocery is hard to come by in our neighborhood but Safeway is a solid choice, great meat department, nice assortment of organic and fresh flowers.”
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