Celebrate Pride at these amazing LGBTQIA+ bars in Capitol Hill!
For a long time now, Capitol Hill has been Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community epicenter, and June is all about celebrating this amazing community and its people. Whether you’re in the mood for some karaoke, looking for some happy hour deals, or just want to dance the night away, there’s a bar on this list for you.
Here are some of the best LGBTQIA+ bars in Capitol Hill you should visit:
1. The Cuff Complex
This bar features a large main floor area with billiards and dart areas, a shared “living room”, and a large outside patio, so you can hang out with friends, or make new ones. Since 1993, The Cuff Complex mission has been to provide some of the best queer experiences in Seattle.
Where: 1533 13th Ave
2. The Queer/Bar
Queer/Bar is an inclusive bar located in Cap Hill. Home base for the queer community, this place offers weekly karaoke nights, Ru Paul’s Drag Race viewings, and Sunday Brunch. Queer/Bar celebrates Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community, and provides a fun space for every visitor!
Where: 1518 11th Ave.
This carnival-themed bar it’s a sensory overload. From incredible cocktails, to corn dogs, arcade, and drag brunch, Unicorn has a little something for everyone. Narwhal (the brother bar downstairs) and Unicorn are well known for their unique decor, and sugary drinks, like the “Unicorn Jizz”.
Where: 1118 E, Pike Street
Women-owned and operated since 1984, Wildrose it’s proudly one of the oldest bars for women in Seattle. They offer daily specials, nachos, taco Tuesday, cold drinks, and karaoke night.
Where: 1021 E Pike St
5. Madison Pub
This bar is remarkably popular due to its laidback vibe. Here you can find beers, darts, and lots of baseball caps. Madison Pub is intended for all those people looking for a casual night of drinks with friends, or just to enjoy the latest sports game.
Where: 1315 East Madison Street
6. The Seattle Eagle
This classic leather bar has theme nights, a pool table, and a back patio. The vibe is appropriately moody but the people are friendly.
Where: 314 E Pike St
Located in a 1930s-era gas station, this compact gay bar has just enough space for its packed dance floor and outdoor patio. Happy hour is until 8pm or all night on Wednesdays. Themed dance parties are aplenty here.
Where: 1221 E Madison St
Whether you want to chill outside on the leafy patio or get cozy inside by the fireplace lounge, this indoor/outdoor gay bar gives you options. It’s a great spot if you want to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.
Where: 1009 E Union St Suite C
According to their website, Diesel is “fueling Seattle’s bear scene.” You’ll find a warm and friendly blue-collar, biker vibe with plenty of beer and “no-bullshit drinks” flowing.
Where: 1413 14th Ave
10. Crescent Lounge
Crescent Lounge is Capitol Hill’s oldest “gay/dive/come as you are/karaoke bar” (since 1948!) and the place to go for karaoke all seven days of the week. You won’t be able to find a more supportive, welcoming place to sing your heart out.
Where: 1413 E Olive Way