Seattle >Bars & Clubs > Linda's Tavern
707 E Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.615237 -122.322931
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
Hangover hangout central, this iconic Capitol Hill hot spot specializes in big platters of classic breakfast fare. Bennies, banana bread French toast, hash browns smothered in veggies will set you right. Plug some quarters in the famous jukebox when your heads stops pounding.
Beer and smoking just like the old days – I love the new larger outdoor area. But, the best part is the smoking room they have. I think beer and cig's go together. Hanging out in the back is like being in your high school parking lot with all the "bad Kids". Very easy to make conversation with anybody out there.
User review by jenb206 – The best thing about Linda's is that it's a great place to go no matter what the day of the week. Seattle is supposedly a thriving metropolis, but step into most bars on a Sunday or Monday night and watch tumbleweeds blow through a gloomy, empty room. Linda's, however, is consistently cheerful and hoppin'--sabbath or not. There is a newly expanded patio in back enabling patrons to take full advantage of clear, warm spring and summer evenings as well as being a great place for outdoor weekend brunch. The mimosas and bloody marys in particular are an excellent compliment to a downhome brunch menu featuring plenty of vegetarian options.
Neighborhood hangout hits high notes inside and out with a welcoming vibe, guest DJs and a popular patio. – The Scene
This tavern offers the ultimate cross section of its hip, happy neighborhood--from the jukebox that finds Tammy Wynette commingling with the Smiths, to the buffalo head that hangs over the bar watching tattooed punks eat grilled cheese sandwiches. Linda's also features occasional appearances by a diverse selection of local DJs spinning everything from classic country to '60s surf rock. Snag one of the tall wooden booths and hang out all evening.
Though hard alcohol is served, a pitcher of beer is pretty much the standard and makes for a perfectly laid-back afternoon on the patio (which is packed during summer screenings of cheesy cult flicks). Solid, unashamed comfort food--burgers, mashed potatoes and a fat meat loaf sandwich that would make Mom proud--keep drinkers happy.
Linda's is no dive bar – It's a hipster bar that is only welcoming if you go there on a VERY regular basis and are well under 30. It USED to be a great place, when it first opened years ago... now it's just a scenester bar. Where if you aren't part of the clique, you are made to feel it... not reccomended for evenings, esp on the weekend, but afternoons are nice.
If you think Linda's IS a dive, you obviously have never been in a REAL dive bar.
Great casual crowd – Awesome crowd, few posers and fewer tough guys. Strong drinks and good selection of brews. I cant wait for breakfast on the weekends again this summer. With pitchers of mimosa and americana classics all I would be missing is a Vespa.
Best Bloody Mary Sundays... – This is THE place to go for 'breakfast'. My friends and I go for a liquid breakfast quite frequently on Sundays. The staff can be rude, but most of them are just as hung over as you are...have some empathy. The bloody mary's are the best I have found in the city. The also have excellent BLTs. The back deck is great for large groups, and don't be afraid of the messenger crowd. They frequently end Alley Cat races here and are just lookin to get loaded.
A boring bar with terrible service – We stopped in to have a few drinks and were sorry we ended up here for the night. The atmosphere was standard at best -- I'd rather enjoy a little neighborhood character than the entirely uninspired environment at Linda's. The music was standard and boring, cutting in and out the night we were there. The staff kicked us out around 1:30 (on a Friday!), even pulling my half-finished beer out of my hands. Overall, disappointing, and somewhere I will avoid in the future.
Fun and Comfy – Linda's is a great bar where you can hang out and meet great people. There are several age ranges there and the drink prices aren't too bad. They also have a wide selection of beer, which pleases me. You can't go wrong here!
Snobbish – The atmosphere was ok, drinks, fine, nothing too special, but the staff was the most uppity I've ever come across. From the bouncers to the bartenders, you get a feeling that they think their patrons are dirt. I was harassed by the bouncer upon entering for no reason whatsoever, the bartender completely ignored me, and the waitress would only help large parties (for the tip I'm sure). I never can understand why people think this bar is so hip - it is about as bar-ish as a bar can be. Nothing special, just tables and drinks. Only at this bar, you if you can get your drinks, then you are lucky. Make sure you look hip, and that you look like you'lld tip well, or else no one will pay any attention to you. It's not worth it.
a neighborhood type bar – Linda's was one of the first places I ever made a regular stop of mine when I first moved to Seattle.
I always enjoyed hitting there after work for Happy Hour, having a few beers, relaxing and doing some writing.
The staff there is great and the patio during the sumemr with it's safety and school films they show is just the best especially for those who like to laugh and reminice about the bad films they showed in school.
I've never had a bad experience there and the Jukebox is great as well.
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