Monday, May 19, 2008
#646 - The Hideout, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 5/18/2008
Try: The Lark.
A most excellent Seattle bar discovery, The Hideout immediately leaps into my Top 5 of Seattle area bars. As always, the vibe is the most important aspect, but this bar manages to be swanky and romantic without emulating either the cookie cutter upscale wine bar theme or the faux blue collar hipster theme. It's a bonus that the bar features adventurous and excellent cocktails, comfortable company, a regular publication of the doodles and poems of customers, and the ever-present chance that he customer next to you may be a part of a performance artwork, or that you might catch a glimpse of the strange monkey creature spotted only in brief, mysterious moments in the upper regions of the room.
Est. 2005 - Building constructed: 1930
hideoutseattle.com - seattle weekly - yelp - the stranger