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Overhauled Baltic Room celebrates 16 years of Capitol Hill nightlife

Celebrating its sweet 16 last weekend, Capitol Hill nightclub The Baltic Room is ready to show off a slate of renovations.

The space was originally home to disco hall Kid Mohair before it was bought by Seattle bar magnate Linda Derschang in 1997 who opened it as a piano bar. The space has undergone some growing pains as it has made the transition to dance club, said general manager Rion Haber.

“Everyone knew the space, but very few people knew what it was,” he said.

Haber said he and owner Jason Brotman have “spent the last two years resurrecting the place from a physical standpoint,” including remodels to the VIP area and the back bar as well as what they claim to be “the largest tap booze system on the West Coast.”

The dispenser looks very similar to your standard beer-tap setup, but it’s all custom made. A small fridge holds 10 three-gallon booze kegs, and there are 10 bottle-shaped tap handles, and a whole lot of potential for debauchery. General manager Rion Haber says he knows it to be the largest draft shot system on the West Coast—possibly the country. But when you Google “draft shot systems,” only stories about professional athletes and beer come up.

The birthday celebration over the weekend highlighted these renovations and will continue pretty much every time that new tap is fired off.

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4 thoughts on “Overhauled Baltic Room celebrates 16 years of Capitol Hill nightlife

  1. I’m sure all the thugs and trashy eastside cougars who visit this establishment are overjoyed. People who live here will keep on ignoring it.

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