Knee-High Stocking Company is the least-touristy of all of the Seattle “speakeasies,” so that automatically makes it one of the best. Perfect for a birthday surprise, because it’s fun to lead the guest of honor to the random unmarked door they’ve definitely seen before and just thought lead to a gross laundromat or sad mother-in-law apartment. Make an online reservation, ring the doorbell, and some incredible cocktails and paintings of things like cherubs and madames await.
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Norm’s Eatery & Ale House
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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.
Stout is a Capitol Hill utility bar. It’s never too busy, and works for groups, birthday pre-games, and watching sports. The food is decent too.
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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.
Herb & Bitter Public House
Herb & Bitter is a classier bar in Northern Cap Hill. The patio is great, and the tapas are good too.
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