An Eclectic Bar, a Brewpub, and Vegan Ice Cream | Another fun night on Capital Hill

We just can't stay away from Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood. With so many solid choices for drinks, eats, and unique desserts, this area makes for a really fun date night. It was tough to decide where to go because, hello, there's so many bars that are the perfect starting point for a night out. 

Life On Mars 

Life On Mars, located at 722 E. Pike St, just opened this summer and sounded really fun. They have a whole wall of records and during happy hour you can even select one to listen to. They also have a full Vegan menu, meaning you can indulge but in a healthy way. Life On Mars's craft cocktail menu is also popping. I had their Signature Southpaw. This drink had Pineapple Coconut Plantation 3 Star Rum, coconut cream, aquafaba, and lime. It was garnished with a dried pineapple. I found the cocktail to be light and refreshing and it wasn't overly sweet or boozy. 

We shared the Waffle Sandwich BLT. In place of bacon, there was cracked pepper coconut bacon. It had a smokey flavor and had the same texture of bacon. The sandwich was really fresh and piled high with tomatoes, romaine, and had a nice garlic aioli. The fries that were served alongside it were thick, hand cut fries that were perfectly seasoned. 

Life On Mars is an electric bar that just feels cool. The wall of vinyl is the centerpiece of the bar and gives off way cool vibes. What a great addition to the Capital Hill nightlife scene. 

Redhook Brewlab 

Next, we checked out the nearby Redhook Brewlab, located at 714 E. Pike St. This large brewery and brewpub is housed inside the Pike Motorworks Building. Feel like grabbing a beer and some eats outside? There's lots of tables in front of the brewlab and a big terrace in the back. It wasn't overly warm for an August evening so we chose to sit inside. You can look through a menu and order at the counter and they will bring you your food. I selected their Cosmo Punch, a Fruit Beer. It had blueberry, raspberry, and rhubarb. My husband chose the ESB, a 16 oz. beer for only $3.50. He couldn't get over what a great deal it was for the amount of beer. 

He also ordered the Chicken Wings. These wings had a Buffalo Gojujang sauce which he really liked the flavor of. I had the Classic Pepperoni pizza. I was happily surprised by it and have come to find that pizzas in breweries always rock. The pepperoni slices were huge and full of spice. The crust was thin and crackly and they didn't hold back on the cheese. I had lots of leftovers the next day and I was a happy camper. 

If you're looking for a casual spot on the hill to grab some beer with friends, and even your family since you don't have to be 21 and over, this may be your place. The food and cocktail prices were a little steep, but you are on Capital Hill. But there are some great beer specials that might be worth it for the beer lovers out there. 

Seattle Cookie Counter 

We had a little time before we had to get home, and my sweet tooth was calling. Luckily for me, Seattle Cookie Counter, 517 E. Pike St, was just a block away. And the ice cream and cookies there are totally vegan, so I could start my night and end my night with Vegan eats. But how funny that I ate pepperoni pizza in between. Sometimes balance is key, right? I had a scoop of coffee ice cream with a chocolate shell. Do you remember chocolate shell from your childhood? Eating this treat served up some nostalgia and made me feel like a kid again. The ice cream wasn't really creamy, but once it melted a little, it was just right. My husband had a cup of drip coffee with oat milk. If you're extra, you can even get an ice cream sandwich. Their brownies and cookies looked delicious. 

So there you have it. Another successful night out on Capital Hill. We tried three new places for our date night and had a blast. 

Seattle Cookies Counter Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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