In a state known for its apple production, the lack of cider bars is somewhat surprising. But in 2013, Pike Street welcomed Seattle’s first dedicated cider house, Capitol Cider, a cozy bar serving more than 100 varieties of the apple brew, including an ever-growing bottle list. Sample the off-dry Reverend Nat’s Deliverance Ginger or Oregon’s Blue Mountain Estate Winesap as you settle into one of the wooden booths surrounded by oil paintings of famous cider lovers (apparently John Adams was an aficionado). Or try your hand at shuffleboard in the downstairs game room. Another surprising twist: Everything on the pub’s menu is gluten-free, down to the rice flour and cider-battered cod with house-made fries (try it with the Blue Mountain Winesap).
818 E. Pike St.