In the Hood: Capitol Hill
There's so much to do in arguably the best neighborhood of Seattle. Here's a few things that contributor Sarah Sweeney recommends.
Glasswing. Ever dreamed you could frequent a greenhouse while shopping at the same time? Done. Stylish outfit offering clothes (Ace & Jig, Dusen Dusen, and Ilana Kohn to name a few), home goods (bar, bath, office), and plants in an industrial space with an on-site gallery.
The Elliott Bay Book Company. There is no better place to escape than a well-stocked bookstore. I once heard books are a girl’s best friend. Full-service, multi-level, with frequent author readings and events, plus book clubs. Bonus: Little Oddfellows is their charming, hip coffee shop.
Totokaelo. Window shopping here is more realistic if I do say so myself, but you should pop in nonetheless. Airy, bi-level store with fashion-forward men's and women's clothing plus home goods. Labels include Wwake, Mansur Gavriel, and Rachel Comey.
Spinasse. A trip to Italy in your own backyard. Traditional Northern Italian cuisine restaurant in a cozy, rustic space with an open kitchen. You just can’t go wrong with homemade pasta.
Juicebox. Healing and delicate. Delicious (not joking) organic cold-pressed juices, plus Stumptown coffee and light seasonal fare in cheerful surrounds.
Hot Mama's Pizza. A Capitol Hill must. Late-night counter-service pizzeria offering up NYC-style pies whole or by the slice. It’s drunk food, elevated.
Artusi Girls night. Date night. Happy hour. Your modern option for Italian-influenced cocktails and small plates in a high-style setting with a patio for the warm months.
Rachel's Ginger Beer. Casual, relaxed, airy. Handcrafted ginger beer in a range of flavors is on tap at this buzzy soda/cocktail spot.
Canon. You might have to wait in line. It will be worth it. Snug bar serving aged spirits, bespoke drinks, global bites and more in a retro, bottle-adorned space.
Egyptian Theater. Feel all the cinematic feelings. Single-screen theater for art, foreign, and indie films, plus documentaries, in a 1915 Masonic temple. It’s also said to be haunted!
Love City Love. Wednesday night 8–11 p.m. weekly event. Love City Love is a self-described curatorial team who facilitate “healing” through the arts.
Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar. Drink a little whiskey, make a little love, get down tonight. Small art gallery with an industrial-chic bar in back featuring wine, beer, board games, and arcade machines.