10 Capitol Hill Gems You Need To Visit This Weekend

Jennifer Moreno Jennifer Moreno

Capitol Hill Gems

Visit some of these incredible gems and spend the most amazing day in Capitol Hill!

Capitol Hill has some of the most quaint restaurants, shops, and bars in all of Seattle. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular ones. How many have you visited?

1. Elliot Bay Book Company

This indie bookstore located in the heart of Capitol Hill is home to over 150,000 titles. Elliot Bay Book Company offers one of the region’s best selections of new books. This marvelous bookstore is a multi-level store with a unique atmosphere that presents some of the best author readings and events throughout the year. This independent spot is one of Seattle’s first bookstore’s cafes, where you can enjoy gorgeous interiors, great book selections, and delicious treats.

Where:  1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA.


2. Oddfellows

This French and Italian restaurant is an all-day, all-night café and bar that serves simple but fresh food. Oddfellows offers a large welcoming space worth visiting. Enjoy elevated cocktails at their “Pike/Pine corridor’s living room” perfect for a hot date, an intimate dinner, or a casual outing with friends.

Where: 1525 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.


3. Victrola Coffee Roasters

This stunning old 1920’s auto row building hosts one of Seattle’s most beloved coffee shops. Victrola Coffee Roasters was named after the popular home phonograph, its name embraces the liveliness, exuberance, and fun of the Jazz era. Enjoy their architectural charm paired up with an amazing coffee and a good book.

Where: 310 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122


4. Redhook Brewlab

This incredible spot in the heart of Cap Hill has been one of the most popular places to grab a beer. After 40 years, Seattle’s Original Craft Brewery is still brewing fresh, and innovative beer for everyone to enjoy. Redhook Brewlab offers a large epic patio serving up to 16 rotating brews, perfect to enjoy a summer night with friends.

Where: Pike Motorworks Building, 714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122.


5. Boat Bar

If you have a thing for oysters, this is the perfect spot for you! Boat Bar begins where Bar Melusine left off, drawing inspiration from France. Expect both raw and cooked seafood and meats, but mostly Parisian bistro food and a perfectly curated wine bar.

Where: 1060 E. Union St. Seattle, WA, 98122.


6. Lost Lake Diner

This diner is open almost 24/7, and you can get a whole mimosa pitcher, or a Lost Lake Bloody Mary for just $12. Their menu is extensive and inclusive to all types of foodies. You can opt for a delicious Lost Lake French Toast or Classic Benedict eggs.


Where: 1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122


7. Optimism

This incredibly big brewery located inside a rehabilitated 100-year-old warehouse is the perfect spot to grab a beer or a delicious cider. You can bring your own food to Optimism, and enjoy the extensive patio alongside friends. Savor your favorite brew in this laidback spot in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Where: 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA, 98122


8. Garage Billiards and Bowl

This place has many options for entertainment, you can snatch a pool table, reserve a bowling lane, or just hang out by the fire pit. Enjoy some of their mouthwatering burgers, or traditional wings, and pair them up with a 123 oz Dunk Tank Cocktail, or simply order a classic beer.

Where: 1130 BroadwaySeattle, WA 98122


9. Needle and Thread

Needle and Thread is a must-visit place. This incredible speakeasy is hidden behind a bank vault door above the Tavern Law restaurant, where you can enjoy a moody ambiance in an intimate space.

Don’t expect a drink menu, this place proud itself for creating exclusive drinks designed for each patron. The bartender will usually make some recommendations or ask your preferences in order to create your particular cocktail.

Where: 1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


10. Glasswing

This gorgeous spot serves as a retail shop and a plant shop. Glasswing quaint space has the perfect funky decor that’s perfectly Instagrammable. Here you can find designer clothes, plants, cabins, and amazing furniture!

Where: 1525 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA, 98122

Also, see: 10 Pup-Friendly Restaurants And Bars In Seattle


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