Past Meetup

Cider Social

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Capitol Cider

818 E Pike St · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Meet us downstairs in the Ballast Bar & Gameroom.

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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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