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First look inside Revolver, Capitol Hill’s vinyl bar

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

New bar owner Reynolds

New bar owner Reynolds

You’ll never hear a Pandora commercial suddenly blaring inside Revolver Bar but you might hear a few crackles and pops as the new E Olive Way watering hole built around records, DJs, and the people who love them adds its version of hanging out to the sloping curve of E Olive Way nightlife.

CHS welcomed the new venture backed by longtime Seattle producer and musician Gary Reynolds earlier this week with details about the music (walls lined with vinyl stacks), the food (gumbo, fried catfish), and the booze (booze!). Here’s a look inside.

Meanwhile, if you come in when a DJ isn’t working the tables, you can request one of Revolver’s thousands of vinyl albums — there’s Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap if you’re looking to build a theme — or bring in something of your own for a spin. When you want to sing along, head across the street to the Crescent.

Revolver is at 1514 E Olive Way and is open 4 PM to 2 AM seven days a week. You can learn more at


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5 thoughts on “First look inside Revolver, Capitol Hill’s vinyl bar” -- All CHS Comments are held for moderation before publishing

  1. A record store combined with a bar? Now you can have some snotty disaffected hipster mock you for your taste in cocktails AS WELL as your taste in music!

    I kid, I kid, it looks like a fun place.

  2. Went this past weekend, The cocktails were pretty horrible even by a easoned bartenders who raved about cocktail list. The owners kept cutting in line to get more drinks as we the customers had to wait in line. Good luck and no thanks.

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