The Best Restaurants on First Hill Right Now

Pizza, fried chicken, tacos—don't overlook the dining spots hiding out in this jumble of hospitals and historic mansions.

09/09/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings


Don't Wait to Dine at These 12 Classic Seattle Restaurants

Iconic spots that serve nothing but the hits.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez

Insta Famous

Here's Some Excellent Instagram Bait at 11 Seattle Bars and Restaurants

Remember when people used to go to a restaurant for the food?

08/04/2016 By Emma Engelfried

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Vito's Jana Howard

"Oh my God, we'll never stop making gallons of rye old fashioneds."

02/10/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

TV-Inspired Benders

Where to Drink Like Don Draper

Where we think Mad Men's handsome antihero would imbibe on a business trip to Seattle.

04/03/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Critic's Notebook

Got a Favorite Holiday Restaurant Tradition? Bring it!

Tell us which restaurants or watering holes your holiday memories are made of and we’ll inform the world.

11/26/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Imbibing Agenda

The Hideout Brings in a Bunch of Rockstar Bartenders

Mixers from Canon, Vessel, Smith, and more are dropping by throughout September.

09/06/2012 By Christopher Werner

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Matt Cannelora of La Bête

Basically the Johnny Cash of bartending.

07/26/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Green Matters

An Education on Absinthe at Vito’s

A local absinthe expert and distiller will be on hand to offer tastes and facts on this most romanticized of spirits.

06/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: Beer in Mount Vernon, Two-Martini Lunches

Plus: a Skillet beer garden, a chat about absinthe, and more.

04/24/2012 By Christopher Werner

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Ian Cargill

This barman makes good drinks well and well drinks good at both Tini Bigs and Vito’s.

04/19/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: George St. John

This barkeep offers up classic libations and good conversation at both Vito’s and Mulleady’s.

04/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Where’s Waldo Ian Cargill?

Spoiler alert: This talented barkeep is now at Vito’s and Tini Bigs.

03/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Drunk and Disorderly

Bartenders’ St. Patrick’s Day Horror Stories

A few notable local cocktail folk share past experiences manning the front lines on March 17.

03/09/2012 By Jessie Wesley

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kaylee Cole

In our new Q&A series, we chat with local artists and performers about their craft. Up next: a Seattle songwriter who loves to hug.

03/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Day Drinking

Vito’s Revives the Two-Martini Lunch

Lunch is served on first fridays only…ideally with a drink in hand.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seasonal Booze

Vito’s Resurrects the Tom and Jerry

Sample this hot drink of decades past between Thanksgiving and the new year.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Neighborhood Bar Crawls: First Hill

The Hideout, The Hunt Club, Vito’s, and Rview top our First Hill tippling spots.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz