Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > The Hideout
1005 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.609494 -122.325270
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Self absorbed princess bartender – I heard so many good things about this place, and was excited about checking it out. A few weeks ago, I went with 4 girlfriends. We waited 30 minutes before we went looking for the bartender. I noticed she was in the back, I could see her through a little window area. I was pleasant and asked when we could order our drinks. She responded with a glare, and said she was super busy. We waited another 15 minutes before she decided to do her pathetic job and as we tried to put in our order, she was too busy telling some guy the most boring details of her pathetic day. I wanted to leave, but at that point I figured I should get at least one drink, to say I had one there. As we sat I was amazed at how self absorbed this bartender was. It was hilarious! It was obvious that she thinks shes a princess and everyone should feel honored to hear every detail of her day/life. I will NEVER go back there and found out her name, but I won't mention it here. Too bad this place won't get any of my money since I'm an artist from NY, I could have brought in many wealthy patrons. Hope she gets a reality check! I've been to bars all over the world and have never seen a bartender behave that way.
Not as hidden as one would hope. – Not as speak easy as I had hoped for, clearly labeled on a main street with the letter H. Few outdoor signs though, but some do state cocktails and open. Inside its pretty dark, curtains over the windows, some couch sitting and seats at the bar. Tons of art decorations inside and my personal favorite the art vending machine (beware though some of these tiny things are up to 60$, but some cheap ones could be found). Lots of drink options, but very few food options. If you are hungry maybe try the thai place next door, or be prepared to make a meal of hummus and tapenade.
Strong drinks, friendly staff and chill – Behind the subtle entrance is a bar and art gallery with a speakeasy motif. Friendly bartenders, strong, unique cocktails and a calm ambiance in a clean, dim bar. A bit rowdy on some nights, particularly if there's live music, but generally it's a good place to chill with friends for an evening and have some drinks.
Quite bar with eye for art. – You probably won't end up in this bar except if a local friend takes you there or after reading this review. From the outside it's hard to see this is a bar, that's why it's called "Hideout". Inside on the main wall you will find interesting pieces of art (which are for sale) from various local artists. The bartender can tell you more about the artists behind the paintings but also about the various Belgian beers that are served. If you are sick of loud crowded bars or if you're up for a conversation with the bartender or other people this is the place to be!
dark and intimate – I first came to this bar for a going away evening wth some friends who had made this their regular stomping grounds. I could easily see why they felt so comfortable around the place. The bartenders are friendly and outgoing, and the drinks were all made very well. We even had some appetizers which were nice. I would come back here as a place to get together frequently, especially if I lived in the area.
So adorable for a cozy evening – This place is so adorable. It's dark enough inside for a cozy evening with a date or a couple close friends. If you are bored with conversation you can go over to the "juke box" to look at art or stare at the walls filled with accentric artwork. My fav. is the mushroom sketches. The drinks are normal seattle priced cocktails with very creative titles. Go check it out and enjoy. It will be a quiet evening. It's not the place to go for hooking up.
One of Seattle's best kept secrets, this treasured bar on First Hill attracts artists, writers, modern iconoclasts and random adventurers. – In Short
This loved neighborhood pub echoes a classic 1920's speakeasy with its old-fashioned crystal chandeliers, velvet drapes and dark mahogany bar and draws Seattle's coolest creatives with its carefree bohemian ambience and understated appeal. Famous not just for its delectable cocktails made with fresh hand-squeezed juices, the bar also boasts wall-to-wall paintings by Northwest artists rotated monthly and features the Vital 5 Review, a quarterly alcohol-fueled editorial written exclusively and submitted on site by its patrons.
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