The revolution is over. It’s time for a cocktail.
Owner Mark Brown tells CHS that the closing of his Capitol Hill wine lounge and bottle shop Revolution Wine is also the opening for a project with a new twist.
The Belmont opens Thursday night as “a wine and cocktail lounge inspired by the eccentric London social clubs like The Groucho, Soho House and Blacks Club.”
“We want to create an adult hangout spot on Capitol Hill, a comfortable space to meet with light fare, an excellent wine program, and well-made craft cocktails,” Brown writes.
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The wine shop and lounge — at E Pike and Belmont, naturally — has new decor and new offerings including craft cocktails and an expanded food menu of rotating tapas with a focus on “delicious small plates to accompany wine.” They’re also adding a “substantial” happy hour from 5 to 7 PM and plan to add live jazz on Thursday nights.
“We started as a wine store and wine bar combination, but over the two and a half years we’ve been open our bar area has grown in popularity especially with the addition of craft cocktails,” Brown says.
The Belmont’s neighbor is also set to open and help revive the cocktail scene on this block of E Pike. East Trading Co. will soon bring its Chinese and Korean street food bar offerings to the former Sun Liquor distillery space.
Meanwhile, there’s a new wine-focused venture coming to Capitol Hill after summer on E Madison as Footprint Wines is hoping to bring wines on tap to the neighborhood’s drinking masses.
The Belmont is located at 518 E Pike. It is open Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 to 10 PM, and 5 PM to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. You can learn more at belmontseattle.com.