Jefferson Park Courtesy Wikimedia

Beacon Hill

A robust restaurant scene and inclusive community make this Southside area a lively place to be.

Milk Drunk Amber Fouts


In 1972, activists converted an old schoolhouse into El Centro de la Raza (2601 17th Ave S), the “Center for People of All Races.” Today it’s a mixed-use building with an open square filled with public art, and it offers cooking classes and hosts Las Posadas, Cinco de Mayo, Día de Muertos, and other events. At Dr. Jose Rizal Park (1007 12th Ave S), snap a quintessential view of the downtown Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains beyond. Or skate, hike, play, and golf around Jefferson Park (3801 Beacon Ave S).

Eat and Drink

Inspired Filipino food at Musang (2524 Beacon Ave S) means fried lechon belly and short ribs in a savory peanut butter sauce. Chefs at Homer (3013 Beacon Ave S) use a wood fire to roast seasonal meats and vegetables with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. For dessert, head to sibling eatery Milk Drunk (2805 Beacon Ave S) for towering soft serves topped with Fruity Pebbles or hard-shell chocolate. Stop by The Coupe & Flute (3015 Beacon Ave S) for a glass of bubbles from this self-proclaimed champagne tavern or all-day cafe Fable (3309A Beacon Ave S) for natural wines and specialty coffees.


Stock up on Korean skin care and beauty products, from BB creams to skin essences, at Atomy Beacon Hill Center (3003 Beacon Ave S). For those who prefer to dig around in the dirt, the tractor outside Urban Feed and Garden (4878 Beacon Ave S) should give you a clue that this is the place to discover gardening books and supplies, as well as toys and treats for your furry friends.


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