Seattle - Capitol Hill & First Hill (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Capitol Hill & First Hill chapter from Lonely Planet’s Seattle guidebook.

Capitol Hill’s stretch of aging brick warehouses and former 1950s car dealerships made over into gay bars, live-music clubs, coffeehouses, record stores and fashionable restaurants is Seattle’s nightlife central. Explore it by night on foot. First Hill is more genteel.

  • test the water on the Pike–Pine corridor while imbibing strong coffee behind the large glass windows of fine coffee purveyor Victrola Coffee Roasters
  • maps
  • see a name band at the legendary live-music venue Neumo’s, one of Seattle’s most revered
  • transport
  • climb to the Water Tower Observation Deck in Volunteer Park to admire dazzling vistas of Seattle and Mt Rainier
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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