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Cider Social

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.

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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.

To read more:

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2013/06/capitol-cider-ready-for-picking-on-e-pike/

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2013/05/capitol-cider-waits-to-get-its-recipe-just-right-before-e-pike-opening/

http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/5-reasons-to-get-excited-about-capitol-cider-may-2013

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2013/01/08/capitol-hill-fooddrink-20-capitol-hill-bars-and-restaurants-to-look-forward-to-in-2013

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  • Dennis

    Apples to Apples seemed appropriate for a cider social.

    3 · July 8, 2013

  • Treela

    I'm not sure what happened here. I'm marked as a no show but I was never on the RSVP list. There were like 5 million people ahead of me. Did that many people really drop out at the last minute? That is not only super lame, but it's also just super lame...I would have gone if I'd had some notice. I'd appreciate not being marked as a now show, Wanjiku, if you could just change me to Did not attend...so my record is clean. Thanks!

    July 7, 2013

    • Treela

      (NM: I could edit myself ;) perk of being an organizer)

      July 7, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      I did ask people on the waitlist to change their RSVP if they didn't want to get bumped up the day of.

      1 · July 7, 2013

  • Lea

    Changing my RSVP to not attending- this will to make room for someone to move up the wait list.

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      But you're still secretly going right?!

      July 7, 2013

    • Lea

      16 no shows - Lame! Too bad they clogged up the RSVP slots, I would have liked to go.

      July 7, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    Thanks to everyone who came out! It was fun.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry that I thought I was still on the waiting list...

    July 7, 2013

  • Kelly

    Wanjiku: apparently parking was easy and I'm super early. Ill be on the lookout for u. May grab a bite to eat.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting a migraine :/

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate hate hate the I'm missing this!! I'm currently stuck awhiles away from downtown at a berry farm. Will be at the next one!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    5:30 seems pretty early. What time will people be showing up?

    July 6, 2013

    • Kelly

      Wanjiku: I'm planning on vein there at 530 depending on how long it takes to find parking lol

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Kelly

      Being there

      July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Holy waitlist Batman!

    4 · July 6, 2013

  • Lacey J.

    I live really close by here. It doesn't look like I'll make it off the waitlist-is there a limit to the number of people the bar will let in?

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      I'd appreciate it if you did it some other weekend.

      1 · July 3, 2013

    • Lea

      Another weekend would be most considerate.

      1 · July 3, 2013

  • Adam H.

    I'm curious about that too lacey

    July 2, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    Talked to the folks at Capitol Cider this weekend, and they are looking forward to having us. Please keep your RSVP current and give the waiting list folks a spot if you can't make it. Thanks!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'll be away that weekend

    June 27, 2013

  • Josie

    Super sad that I won't be able to make it. I have to work that night....

    June 22, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      :( You'll be missed Josie! We'll do it again sometime.

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    Yes, there is a waiting list. You can RSVP to be on it.

    June 17, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Is there a waiting list, i would really like to go

    June 17, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    The day has finally come. Officially open for business at 4 pm today!

    June 13, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    They say about two weeks, but I’m not holding my breath. It sounds fun though!
    http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/5-reasons-to-get-excited-about-capitol-cider-may-2013

    May 3, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    This is from a week go: "Hey! We can't make any promises, but if we get lucky with city/state government inspections ~3-4 weeks is our best case scenario. We'll keep you posted with any and all updates!!" So maybe May. :( In the meantime, check out the Von Trapp's meetup.

    March 25, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      On Friday, their twitter feed said a few short weeks. So, um, maybe a May opening?

      April 16, 2013

    • Wanjiku

      Today: "Good news, Capitol Cider passed it's Seattle DPD final inspection this morning! Bar tops stained this weekend; we tackle the Health Department next week. We are getting close!"

      1 · April 19, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    According to their twitter feed (@capitolcider), it's going to be 5-6 more weeks until they can open.

    February 25, 2013

  • Wanjiku

    Bah! Here's the update so far: "Construction, etc. delays have Cider on track for a mid-March opening. You can make it!"

    1 · January 30, 2013

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