Fireside Lounge The name of Northern Quest's lounge points to its most distinguishing feature — the beautiful fireplace. Keep warm beside it with a dessert or small plate. The romantic atmosphere welcomes you in, but the delicious cocktails will keep you there. This open, though intimate, space is also available to rent. Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, Wash. • 242-7000
The Globe Settle into one of the tall, tufted booths at The Globe, and you can savor a little intimacy at this bustling nightspot, or set up shop in the middle of all the action and catch a game on one 12 TVs scattered around. Happy hour starts at 3 pm with $4 wells and $3 pints. so get comfy, start early and stay awhile. 204 N. Division St., Spokane, Wash. • 443-4014
Lakeview Lounge When they say lakeview, they mean lakeview. Situated on the seventh floor of the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Lakeview Lounge offers incredible views and wine from Beverly's 30,000-bottle collection, top shelf liquor and an array of classic martinis. 115 S. Second St., Coeur d'Alene Resort, 7th floor, Coeur d'Alene , Idaho • 208-765-4000
Satellite Diner & Lounge The Old Ironsides of late-night dining and drinking, the Satellite is the bookend to a classic night out. Some nights the staff turns off the music because the crowd's cacophony doesn't harmonize well with classic rock. There's something great about seeing friendly faces who don't judge you when you scarf down an entire double grilled-cheese bacon burger with fries and a side of gravy. 425 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 624-3952
Soulful Soups & Spirits Delicous joint for lunch by day. Vibrant lounge by night, better known by drinkers as "Spirits Lounge." Get your fill of beer, wine or cocktails. Don't worry; if you want to get in on some of their tasty grub (beer bread!) post-drinking, you can eat way into the night. Their Taco Tuesday is never a mistake. 117 N. Howard St. , Spokane, Wash. • 459-1190
The Unforgiven Lounge Already known for its fluorescent lights and creative cocktails, the Unforgiven Lounge now has a second location in downtown Spokane. Find the same speciality martinis at either location, though the downtown spot has slightly fewer food options. The original location continues to showcase live music on the weekends. 415 W. Hastings Rd., Spokane, Wash. • 315-4277 | 108 N. Washington St.
Whispers If you want to feel like you're in a romantic, meeting-the-love-of-your-life movie scene, all you'd have to do at Whispers is walk in slow motion. If the beautiful views of Lake Coeur d'Alene through the massive windows aren't enough for you, a couple of the chocolate martinis at this waterfront lounge probably will be. Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-765-4000