Pubs in Capitol Hill
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Huge cavernous beer hall, plenty to eat and drink here, and this is where it all started for Elysian, which now has four eating and drinking venues and a production-only brewery, all within Seattle city limits. Wide-ranging assortment of beers, consistently one of the city's top-tier breweries.
One-of-its kind pub, serving some of the best casked ales in the Pacific Northwest - certainly the most authentic. Machine House never did beers the easy way, opting for English-style cask ales in a world of CO2-keg craft brews. That this pub is even open is an accomplishment. It's a simple, relatively unadorned single-room beer bar, and the main attraction are those handpumps rising proudly behind the bar. Nine of them. This is a do-not-miss.
Sandwich shop with tasty sandwiches and excellent beer selection on tap. More accurately located in Eastlake than Capitol Hill, but close enough.
Capitol Hill branch of the Portland (Oregon) based brewery and pub chain. Pub food, house brewed beers, and guest brews on tap in a comfortable two-level pub.
Huge beer-hall of a brewpub with unusual naming that eschews style conventions for the house beers (inviting drinkers to guess the style instead), lots of seating, food trucks, and the most interesting restroom setup in town. That latter feature is one of the things most mentioned here.
Nanobrewery with taproom in popular, walkable urban neighborhood.
Former funeral parlor converted into one of the city's best pubs. Beer list is updated in real-time, on-line.
Good-quality gastropub in Capitol Hill area with very good beer selection and cocktails.
Good food and drink place with plenty of taxidermy on the walls. Part of local pub owner Linda Derschang's chainlet of bars and restaurants.
Actually, this is in the Central District, but it's close enough to Capitol Hill to be included. This started off as one of the tiniest taprooms in town, and the brewery itself wasn't a lot bigger. It's grown a bit since then, and the beer range has gotten more varied and interesting as well. Worth dropping by.
Big but not too big, and a neighborhood watering hole that doubles as a concept ready to be duplicated elsewhere: not a surprise, given that this comes from the same people who gave the region its two Taphouse Grill 160-tap restaurants. STOUT dials it back to 20 drafts, lots of bottled beers, and a straight-up pub food menu. Worth a stop on a Capitol Hill pub crawl.
Utterly un-fancy corner local with Belgian-focused tap selection, featuring a range of Belgian imports and American-brewed Belgian-inspired brews. Focus here is on the beer: no kitchen, no flashy decor, just a simple Belgian-style beer café.
Formerly Von Trapp's. A Seattle variation on the German beer hall theme, which means German eats, a mix of German and local craft beers, and bocce ball courts.