2012 is ending with a flurry of new bar openings on Capitol Hill — including three new drink spots on E Olive Way. We showed you inside Linda Derschang’s investment in north Broadway, Bait Shop, earlier this week — the non-Olive entry among the newcomers. At the base of E Olive Way, Speckled & Drake and John John’s Gameroom are open and part of the scene. Up the Hill a bit, CHS reported on the opening of Capitol Hill’s new “SoDo connection,” the Hillside Bar, earlier this month but we didn’t have much to show you.
Here’s a look inside the new bar taking over the space that was the relatively short-time home to longtime Capitol Hill gay bar The Elite. You’ll note a few Elite ghosts floating through the Hillside scenes. You’ll also find darts, pinball and pool to keep you busy. Visit the Hillside Facebook page to learn more.