Seattle’s little sister to the south, Burien, is a proud community with strong blue-collar roots and amazingly diverse population. Amazing views and proximately to just about everywhere, Burien feels connected to the larger region in many ways.

The Elliott Bay Brewhouse is kitty-corner from City Hall on 152nd St., which is local for main street. Being just a stone’s-throw from the Sea-Tac airport, it’s not uncommon to see guests checking their phones and waiting for that call that their loved ones are here. In other words, a cell phone waiting lot with beer. What’s not to love?