Ray's and Anthony's are where sad portly guys in their early 30's take their girlfriends to propose to them. Seems like a seriously different vibe than what Hubskers would want. Then again, I'm new here.
Seattle has amazing groovy places everywhere, in every district.
HOWEVER. I am not going to this thing for the place, I'm going for the people.
Greenwood: Prost, Baranoff, El Chupacabra, St Andrews
Ballard: Hazlewood, The Sunset Tavern, Bad Alberts, Two Bit Saloon
Fremont: Hales Ales, Brouwers Tavern
SoDo: Hooverville, Zero (cannabis bar), Jack's BBQ
Georgetown: Star Brass, 9Lb Hammer, The Dog House
Beacon Hill: Tippe & Drague (owned by a friend)
Columbia City: Columbia City Theater, Lottie's Lounge
West Seattle: Matador, C&P Coffee Co, Beveridge Place Pub
Don't wanna sound too strident. Just throw some other ideas out there. (And waste some time before this meeting...)