Bar Vacilando is the vibey cocktail bar that must be a total secret, because it’s typically pretty empty. But this works to your advantage for any situation where you’d prefer to be able to hear your conversation and not wait 20 minutes for a gimlet. The cocktails are also good (get the Honey Badger) and priced suspiciously reasonably, and there’s a hidden back patio that looks like an Anthropologie photoshoot waiting to happen.
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Bateau in Capitol Hill is the most unique steakhouse in Seattle - if not the entire West Coast.
Bait shop is part nautical bar, part tropical tiki joint, and it’s one of the best places to spend a night in Capitol Hill.
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Entering Brouwer’s is like stepping into a Medieval Times in Fremont, but with much better food and less jousting. Come for a birthday dinner.
Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
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The Pine Box
The Pine Box is a bar in an old mortuary, and it’s great. Come for a casual weeknight dinner or drink.
If you think cider is lame, you’ve never been to Capitol Cider. It’s one of our favorite places for a casual hangout in Capitol Hill.
Optimism Brewing Company
You won’t find a basil-beet-dragonfruit-infused sour ale at Optimism in Capitol Hill. This is a great bar that about simple, classic stuff.
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