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CHS Pics | Linda’s — and Capitol Hill cool — turn 25 years old

In 1994, Seattle could not have been more terribly cool. Kurt unplugged, Sound Garden released Superunknown, and Pearl Jam was somehow more popular than all of them. Two days after Alice in Chains’ Jars of Flies hit number one on the Billboard chart, Linda’s Tavern opened on E Pine.  

From its initial seed money to its regular drinkers to its newest hires, Linda’s has relied heavily on musicians to keep Capitol Hill’s all-inclusive clubhouse afloat. “I like hiring people who are interested in something,” Linda Derschang told CHS on the 20th anniversary of its opening.

Five years later, Linda’s marked its 25th birthday Wednesday night with 1994 prices and music with DJ sets from Lisa Prank and Bree McKenna of Tacocat.

If 25 years of Linda’s inspires, tell us about the first visit you remember in comments. If not, whatever, nevermind.

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