Walk downstairs to bustling Capitol Hill, right in the center of Broadway. Enjoy restaurants and nightlife in the city’s most talked-about neighborhood. Walk to nearby boutique fitness centers and grocery stores, or hop on public transportation that’s just 101 steps away.
The park is a popular spot for picnics, hanging out with friends or enjoying the sounds of its signature water fountain and reflection pool. There are basketball courts, a large playfield and tennis courts where you’re more likely to catch a game of bike polo.
Near the intersection where Broadway Avenue meets Pine Street, the likeness of Jimi Hendrix is displayed in bronze. Tourists occasionally leave a shrine of flowers and memorabilia at the statue’s base to pay homage to the legendary guitarist.
Open Sundays year-round, you can find a generous selection of seasonal produce, farm-raised meat and eggs, cheeses, pastries and ready-to-eat foods. It’s the Pike Place Market experience without the massive crowds.
This 520-seat historic theater is programmed with first-run titles and special events on the lone screen. Operated by the team behind the Seattle International Film Festival, the Egyptian is a main stage for niche festivals throughout the year.
Seattle’s Public Library boasts more than 25 branches throughout the city, which makes sense for one of the most literary cities in the nation. The Capitol Hill location offers free public computers, wireless internet, meeting and study rooms and, of course, a collection of books, CDs and movies to borrow.
An obviously European selection of beer and snacks highlight this unassuming pub. Jam sessions and open mic nights fill the calendar, and a weeknight happy hour extends until 8 p.m.
This loosely nautical-themed bar has indoor seating and two patios that are overflowing with patrons at the first hint of warm weather. The full bar offers everything from cans of Rainier to on-tap cocktails and a selection of fried food.
This self-proclaimed Official Tavern of the NW has the reputation of being a hipster hangout. Grab a beer or cocktail from the bar or grab a table and order from the lunch and dinner menu. The popular weekend brunch overflows onto a generous patio on sunny Seattle days.
Two floors of bar service offer 20 rotating taps of cider from the Pacific Northwest and around the world, as well as a full bar offering. Lunch, dinner and brunch menus offer fare from the 100 percent gluten-free kitchen.
While it does offer a full menu, the highlight of this Julia’s location is the showroom. Le Faux, on Friday and Saturday nights, features a cast of drag queens doing their best celebrity impersonations. Burlesque shows and weekend drag brunches also fill the calendar.
Tucked just off Broadway, this Japanese-style karaoke club has 11 private rooms of varying size and a party room that will fit your entire office. A full bar menu is available, as well as cheese boards and snacks provided by neighboring Cure.
One of the best-known music venues in the neighborhood (and the city), the full events calendar reveals a list of up-and-coming artists and known national acts on any given week or month throughout the year. The adjoining bar, The Runaway, and downstairs venue, Barboza, round out the complex.
Italian amari is the source of inspiration at this cocktail lounge and restaurant, which also offers a selection of hard-to-find beers. Menu highlights include a selection of Spanish cheeses, beef skewers, oysters and gnocchi.
This family based restaurant has origins in Michoacán, Mexico, which is a clear inspiration throughout the menu and bar offering. Expect exceptional service, strong tequila cocktails and one of the best happy hours in the neighborhood.
This celebrated 1950s drive-in is a Seattle institution. Known for grilled burgers, fries and shakes – vanilla, chocolate and strawberry – you can expect long lines at opening and throughout the day, especially just ahead of the 2 a.m. closing time.
Featuring foods inspired by the owner’s roots in Nepal, you can expect to find Indian and Tibetan dishes for lunch or dinner. The house specialties start with a rich curry base and you add your choice of tofu, chicken, lamb or seafood.
A chain art-supply store carrying an extensive collection of paints, canvas, sketchbooks and everyday art supplies. The store also stocks greeting cards and gift items for all ages.
This independent book giant boasts more than 150,000 in-store titles. The store offers author readings, book clubs and an in-store café, Little Oddfellows, from the team behind neighboring Oddfellows Café.
This retail chain offers brand-name running and fitness gear, sold by a knowledgeable staff of active runners. The store organizes weekly running groups, popular among neighborhood residents, for runners at all levels.
The neon sign outside is a hint of what you’ll find inside – a large collection of used books and a smaller collection of cats. This long-standing neighborhood retailer has been in business for more than 30 years.
This airy two-level store offers an exclusive selection of men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and home goods. The high-end, luxury fashions here are thoughtfully curated and hard to find (unless you go to their New York store).
Locally sourced foods are used to create frozen meals influenced by flavors from around the world, including dietary restricted ready-to-heat meals. The store also offers classes and a selection of regional condiments and drinks.