Join me in celebrating Seattle's first cider bar! They've got cider, beer, and mead on tap, as well as cocktails.
Capitol Cider is a classic pub featuring hard cider, beer, wine, local spirits, classic cocktails & great food from the first entirely gluten-free kitchen in Seattle. The food at Capitol Cider could be described as "Farm to Pub-Stool". I previously mentioned to you that the kitchen is entirely gluten-free, and while that remains the case, my best description of this aspect is that we are a gluten-free kitchen that doesn't serve any gluten free food. No subpar "reenactment" of familiar wheat-based dishes, but rather things that stand on their own, and are not part of a "trend". Sustainably and Ethically Sourced Seafood, Steak, Poultry, Fresh Salads, Housemade Soups, Flavorful Vegan/Vegetarian Entrees, Unbelievable House-Made Fries and more.
Inside, the crowds will find two levels of cider heaven with a 30-tap bar serving each. The draw will pull from a stock of a variety of ciders, local microbrews and a mead or wine offering or two to round things out. A bottle shop will stock another 100 ciders.
The two-level space — downstairs to The Ballast Bar & Gameroom, the sign says — moves from a dusky, dark wood pub to a duskier dark wood pub. Down where it’s darker, games will be played, pucks shuffled and the old piano will be tuned and ready for the occasional cider-inspired show.
“I want to create a neighborhood pub that tries to expose people to cider,” Reilly told CHS last summer when we first detailed the new project. “Tons of places in town are starting to get cider. People like it and want to continue to learn about it. I want to be a part of that.”
If you can't make it on the 7th, I'm sure we'll be doing it again sometime.
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