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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood that doesn't fit easy stereotypes. Part hip and urban, part wooded and stately, it is a community that often feels like a small town in itself, one that a huge variety of business — and people from all walks of life — call home.
 
Tattooed twentysomethings stroll alongside moms with strollers on main thoroughfares such as Broadway Avenue East or 15th Avenue. There’s a welcoming and thriving gay and lesbian community. And artists, foodies and other creative types help define Capitol Hill, too.
 
Perhaps it’s the diversity of the businesses and attractions that brings such a diverse group of people to this neighborhood. Highlights include the Broadway Farmers Market, a seasonal fiesta of food, flowers and music; Cal Anderson Park, which is full of dog walkers, Frisbee players and children dipping their toes in the streaming fountain; and the Pike/Pine Corridor’s vintage clothing stores, furniture shops and coffeehouses.
 
There’s a happening after-dark club scene and Broadway Avenue East itself is home to a couple of the city’s favorite pieces of public art: bronze dance steps set into the sidewalk that encourage passersby to break into a little rumba, and a statue of one of the city’s most famous past residents, Jimi Hendrix
 
The 12th Avenue Business District brings bustling new restaurants and a niche theater scene. There’s also plenty of green. At the north end of Broadway sits Volunteer Park, a large, forested urban oasis, replete with a glass conservatory built in 1912, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a water tower with splendid 360 degree views of downtown Seattle and neighborhoods near and far. From here, all the favorite Seattle landmarks are visible, from the Space Needle to Lake Washington’s floating bridge to Husky Stadium.
 
After taking in the views, explore the streets bordering the park and enjoy stately homes built when city forefathers envisioned Seattle as the capitol of Washington State. While the designation did not come to be, the mansions and single-family residences with Craftsman and Victorian style contribute to the historical character and elegance of the neighborhood.

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Eat in Capitol Hill

Jimmy's on Broadway
1100 Broadway Ave Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 204-1188
Website: http://jimmysonbroadway.com
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American $$ Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. HA

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill
1111 E Pike St Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206 883-7656
Website: http://cupcakeroyale.com
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Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle's best! HA

Sitka & Spruce
1531 Melrose Ave Seattle WA 98122

Website: http://sitkaandspruce.com
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Featuring a twelve-seat butcher-block table with an open kitchen and wood-fired hearth, Sitka & Spruce offers a menu that's an unusually sensitive barometer of Northwest seasons.

Rumba
Phone: 206 583-7177
Website: http://rumbaonpike.com
    

Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle's first rum bar. Our island inspired menu features house baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork and our sinful deep fried banana foster.

Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe
1538 12th Ave Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 724-0660
Website: http://eltana.com
    

Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties. Open seven days a week. HA

Stay in Capitol Hill

Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Broadway
1100 Broadway Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 325-1400
Website: http://silvercloud.com
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179 rooms, $$. Unique hotel and restaurant located across from Seattle University on Capitol Hill and walking distance to downtown Seattle. No pets. HA

Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast
959 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102
Phone: 206 329-1864
Website: http://baconmansion.com
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11 rooms, $$ - $$$$. One of Seattle's gracious mansions w/in two blocks of Broadway shopping district. Most rooms have private baths. Breakfast in formal dining room. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. HA (one unit)

11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast
121 11th Ave E Seattle WA 98102
Phone: 206 720-7161
Website: http://11thavenueinn.com
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Nine rooms, $-$$. Walk to the Pike Place Market and other downtown Seattle attractions from a charming bed and breakfast on a tree-lined Capitol Hill side street. Near shops, restaurants, buses. Free parking, breakfast, Wi-Fi.

Seattle Bed and Breakfast Association
Seattle WA
Phone: 206 547-1020
Website: http://lodginginseattle.com
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18 member inns, $-$$$. The finest bed and breakfast inns in Seattle, independently owned and professionally operated offering a variety of amenities to make your stay pleasant, restful and memorable.

Capitol Steps
1633 Bellevue Ave Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 223-1336
Website: http://capitolstepsonline.com
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Eight non-smoking, pet free, furnished suites. 11am checkout, garage parking, weekly housekeeping, local phone, cable, Wi-Fi, and rooftop deck. HA

Play in Capitol Hill

Three Dollar Bill Cinemas
1122 E Pike St, Ste 1313 Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 323-4274
Website: http://threedollarbillcinema.org
    

Enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events.

400 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102
Phone: 206 329-5220
Website: http://tatyana.com
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Tatyana Clothing specializes in retro style for the modern woman. Open 10am-8pm every day. HA

Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus
319 12th Ave Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 323-0750
Website: http://flyinghouse.org
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The Choruses use the power of music to create a world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
614 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102
Phone: 206 363-9188
Website: http://thegsba.org
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The Seattle LGBT Visitors Center is a great destination for all travelers to find hotels, nightlife, dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions. All business gladly welcome the LGBT traveler.

Q Nightclub
1426 Broadway Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 206 499-0040
Website: http://qnightclub.com
    

Q is a state-of-the-art, 12,500 sq. ft, 700 capacity, multilevel venue located in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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Buses 10, 11, 12, 43 and 49 travel between downtown and Capitol Hill.