Welcome to Capitol Hill
Well-preserved historic mansions, luxurious modern spaces, and the epicenter of Seattle nightlife.
Capitol Hill is often called “Seattle’s coolest neighborhood.” It’s a vibrant community with lively restaurants and incredible nightlife. It’s also home to the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, including “Millionaires’ Row.” The name came from the wealthy residents building their mansions here in the early 20th century. The homes have been expertly preserved in their original Tudor, Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Neoclassical styles, and the name fits their value today.
In addition to beautiful historic homes, new and exceptional modern homes are built behind tree-lined streets. Many have rooftop decks with views of Downtown Seattle. It’s a constantly growing community with an eclectic population. Professionals, artists, and musicians alike are attracted to its thriving culture and nightlife. The new rail station provides easy access to downtown and the University district.
What to Love
- Beautifully-preserved historic homes
- Vibrant nightlife and bustling weekends
- Amazing food culture
Capitol Hill has a pretty tight-knit community due to its more open and liberal views. As the epicenter of nightlife in Seattle, revelers come from all over, especially on the weekends, attracted to its trendy and edgy atmosphere. It’s densely populated with eateries and retail, and the streets are very walkable, so they’re always bustling with pedestrian traffic. Cafes and restaurants spill out to the sidewalks in the summer, packed with diners.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Capitol Hill is fast becoming a culinary paradise. Spinasse
is a high-end Italian restaurant considered one of the city’s best, and Bateau
is a contemporary steakhouse focusing on sustainability. For an excellent weekend brunch, check out Harry’s Fine Foods
. Momiji Capitol Hill
is an upscale sushi spot with a Kyoto-inspired courtyard. Annapurna Café
is a highly-rated Indian restaurant with dishes from Nepal and Tibet. Omega Ouzeri
serves classic Greek dishes. For a unique experience, Cook Weaver
has exclusive tasting menus. For Mexican fare, you can find Wagyu carne asada at D’ La Santa
and authentic cuisine at La Cocina Oaxaquena
. For Northwest fare, Terra Plata
offers healthy, locally sourced dishes. Single Shot
offers American food and a wine list to pair for a quieter, more romantic atmosphere.
Capitol Hill is a haven for bar hoppers. You’ll find a variety of cocktail bars, dive bars, and upscale lounges that remain open late into the night. Foreign National
is an intimate bar that may be hard to get into, but their delicious cocktails are well worth it. Bar Vacilando
is a cocktail and wine lounge with an eclectic menu of small plates. Captain Blacks
is a neighborhood bar with an open rooftop that’s great for day drinking. Needle and Thread
is a high-end speakeasy.
Independent retail stores and boutique shops line the streets of Capitol Hill, so you’re sure to find unique gifts and one-of-a-kind craft items. Sway and Cake
have trendy women’s clothing and unique jewelry designs. Even celebrities make a detour to Bait
, where you’ll find high-end footwear, limited-run sneakers, and graffiti-style streetwear. Station 7
sells artisanal products for your home, and Horizon Books
has been a Capitol Hill fixture since 1971.
Things to Do