One yelper observes, apparently without irony, "The University District Shopping Center creates a nice environment and ambiance." If you don't cringe at that, or at chain restaurants that attract a preppy, mall-shopper sort of crowd, then this is one of a number of nice new food and drink options that opened at U Village in 2013. It's not the ambiance for me, but if you can get past that, this California "Burger Bar" chain has some very nice whiskey options, 40 mostly local craft beers on tap, and some quite tasty burgers and other food choices. And the staff are both nice and knowledgable -- virtually everyone who works there is a Cicerone-certified beer server.
Update: This location of Bill's closed in June 2016 and was sold to the owners of Bleachers Pub, who were forced out of their location for a city park.
After 32 years as a stolid, unpresumptuous pizza joint on Capitol Hill, Bill's Off Broadway was forced to move out for the construction of yet another mixed use condo building with retail on the ground floor -- the kind of building, that is, that are fulfilling increased demand for living space on the hill while simultaneously eliminating the large chunks of the character that made it attractive in the first place. Bill's eventually moved back into the new building, but the owners first looked for a space in the neighborhood that they could temporarily occupy. Failing that -- in part because of the competition from other businesses being forced out of their homes by big development projects -- they eventually found this new location in Greenwood, which they now maintain even after they reopened in the new building in their old Capitol Hill space.
This Bill's is more errantly a sports bar, with more TVs and pennants, and with tables, booths and walls constructed from the bleachers and gymnasium floor of Battleground High in Vancouver. It seems to have basically the same menu -- nothing fancy, but pretty fair pizza and bar food and a friendly, comfortable vibe for watching games.