Pubs in Capitol Hill


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.


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.


The Pine Box A Don top pick A Fred top pick  Full menu available. WiFi available Regularly has Seattle brewed beers

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.


Smith  Full menu available.

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.


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.


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