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This past week I ventured outside of West Seattle’s Admiral District and spent time on Capitol Hill cat sitting for a friend. As a frequent visitor to the neighborhood during the weekends and evenings it was interesting to peer into the more subtle parts of the Hill and get a taste for its day-to-day rhythm.

Below are a few great places I had a chance to visit during my stay. Stay tuned for photos and more insights!

Restaurants
Kedai Makan – Malaysian street food on the slopes of Olive
Kimchi Bistro – Korean food well suited for modest budgets
Arabica Lounge – Ultra hip coffee house with delicious pastries
Baguette Box – Vietnamese inspired sandwiches
Top Pot – Doughnuts perfected

Drinks
Sun Liquor – Handcrafted cocktails with freshly squeezed mixers
The Lookout – Low key neighborhood bar with a stunning view of the Space Needle
Q Nightclub –  Upscale club with a deafening sound system
R Place – Gay bar that blasts contemporary hits

Parks
Summit Slope Park – Former parking lot turned urban P-Patch
Republican Hill Climb – Old Seattle Staircase that once connected Seattle’s Cascade and Republican neighborhoods

{Photo of the Republican Hill Climb taken by Joshua Holland]