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Linda's Tavern

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Capitol Hill, Seattle
  • Fernando O.
    "wrong with the buffalo Mary and the Alamo scramble!"(3 Tips)
    Bre P.
    "This is the last place that Kurt Cobain was seen living."(2 Tips)
    Yi C.
    "Great outdoor patio for those Seattle summer nights"(20 Tips)
    kate f.
    "Subpar bar food for sure."(11 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • happy hour
  • kurt cobain
  • buffalo mary
  • lively
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  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergSeptember 18, 2012
    The quintessential Seattle hipster bar complete with taxodermy and a great outdoor patio. Order a tall boy of Rainier to fit in and wear your best flannel.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonNovember 25, 2015
    Pre gaming? Come here and grab a cheap beer with a fun crowd. Patio is dope, weather permitting. There's also a little bit of history here (see every other review).
  • Kann
    KannApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the best Sunday brunch! I always order their Rio Grande omelet & substitute mushrooms with onions. Also, if you like Bloodies, their Buffalo Mary is the way to go.
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WinnSeptember 3, 2015
    Classic cap hill hang out. Great out door area in the back with a huge paint by number wall.
  • Stefan
    StefanApril 16, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great patio. Awesome atmosphere. Good drinks. Come see it before they tear it down and replace it with a condo building.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CalcagnoDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite spots, morning, noon or night. I once ordered breakfast without the hash browns and they offered me extra bacon instead (n/c).
  • Tyson B.
    Tyson BatyApril 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Myeah, this place is one of the chillest bars on the hill, yet it maintains a large crowd of people. Enjoy the outdoor patio in the dead of winter or in the heat of summer. Just don't smoke out there
  • Allie
    AllieJune 24, 2014
    Was a bit hesitant about the crowd after reading reviews, but the staff couldn't have been kinder. Great prices, food, atmosphere, and music!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HolmanJuly 20, 2017
    Lady Krishna is on the Jukebox! Plus its close to "other fun pubs" and Red Hot Mama's right across the street in case you are a bit "peckish
  • Yi C.
    Yi ChiangJuly 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor patio for those Seattle summer nights and Big Buck Hunter HD to settle those bets between friends and strangers alike.
  • Elise L.
    Elise LivingstonDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great atmosphere with great people. Very reasonably priced with really good food. I especially like the onion rings!
  • Elise D.
    Elise DegoedeSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The back patio is a must!! Service can be slow, but is always nice and welcoming. Good prices too. Hands down my fav bar and my fav breakfast place on the hill.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagOctober 8, 2014
    This legendary, taxidermy-filled watering hole bills itself as the "official tavern of the Northwest," and that's no stretch. Kurt Cobain loved the place and so will you. Read more
  • Fernando O.
    Fernando OcegueraDecember 20, 2010
    Hot toddies are awful, but you can't go wrong with the buffalo Mary and the Alamo scramble! Then play some pool! They're also getting better filling your coffee!
  • Beau G.
    Beau GundersonNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken strips are great; get the BBQ sauce instead of ranch for added awesomeness.
  • Tevin A.
    Tevin AndersonAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour 7-9 and outdoor seating in the summer. Let's not forget weekend brunch.
  • Sven L.
    Sven LidenDecember 15, 2012
    Dos Donkeyritas, por favor! Linda's now carries Sparkle Donkey (locally owned) tequila.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OslundDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The must go to bar in Capitol Hill. The outdoor patio is huge + it has heat lamps.
  • M F.
    M FongAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    All we know is one of the bartender's has crazy jungle hair. And we've always wanted to spray paint the color-by-number mural in the back.
  • S. Z.
    S. ZornJanuary 28, 2015
    This place can get crazy on the weekend, and some of the mixed drinks can be done up very sugary.
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya TestJuly 29, 2015
    A Capitol Hill staple. Great back patio in the summer. Get the buffalo jerky.
  • Can Ç.
    Can ÇeçenJune 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    one of the best bars to go in summer. love their back yard patio.
  • J
    JJuly 20, 2017
    Dive-ish bar with a great outside patio in the heart of Capitol Hill.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hank at the bar is legit. Make friends with him and he'll give you great prices.
  • Will F.
    Will FosterJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Used to have a better happy hour but I still love this grunge bar and all the characters who show up during the week.
  • Shaya L.
    Shaya LyonSeptember 6, 2013
    Quietly sociable outdoor patio. Solid chips & guac. Great service.
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroMay 26, 2017
    A Cap Hill staple. Grab a can of Rainer and grab a seat outside.
  • Jen J.
    Jen JoyceJune 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    A- Bree is the best. B- Follow them on Twitter: @lindastavern. C- brunch. D- Christy is also the best.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MickeyMay 27, 2012
    Hipsters... Lots of hipsters. Doesn't keep me from loving the back patio, though. Bring a tough skin and good friends.
  • Ahmad C.
    Ahmad CJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    breakfast sliders... yes please. just about anything else on the brunch menu... yes please.
  • Ron S.
    Ron SoFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't leave a open tab. Your gonna probably have to come back the next day to pick it up. Wish I coulda slept in.
  • Will F.
    Will FosterMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy hour is the perfect time to grab a delicious burger and brew!
  • Lindsay F.
    Lindsay FranzoniMarch 18, 2016
    Awesome bar with great music.
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BrackenMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Outdoor seating on a warm Saturday morning. Fantabulicious!
  • Dustin K.
    Dustin KoontzDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Not normally a beer drinker? They have Left Hand's nitro Milk Stout. Try it. It's like alcoholic chocolate milk.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CalcagnoNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for brunch, or late night happy hour.
  • Kim M.
    Kim ManisSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Overheard at Linda's: "can I get the cheapest beer and the cheapest whiskey?"
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WallaceAugust 31, 2013
    Buffalo Mary is where it's at
  • mark h.
    mark hApril 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hey Lindas, your cool & I'ma let you finish...but then I'm gonna grab some slices from Hot Mamas. ...and it's gonna be awesome!
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.September 5, 2017
    No nonsense dive bar that is a fun stop during a night out.
  • Heidi H.
    Heidi HarttOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best days wednesday and Sunday! Best staff in the world!!!
  • Melanie
    MelanieApril 29, 2017
    Their FRIES though. So good.
  • Nick S.
    Nick StanzioneSeptember 13, 2014
    Super chill atmosphere. Back patio 👌
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JensenJune 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    All of Lady Elaine's songs of their first album are named after something in Linda's: Ryan rides again! Death where is thy sting?
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca CasimesMay 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Breakfast here has a lot of veggie friendly options.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VecenteMarch 29, 2013
    I liked it but I don't think Cartman from South Park would "DAMN HIPSTERS". LOL
  • Helen K.
    Helen KeekeekeeFebruary 8, 2012
    One of my fav neighborhood bars, and pitcher Mimosas
  • Seage
    SeageSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bartenders, awesome vibe
  • Bridget
    BridgetMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't leave here without ordering a pitcher of IPA.
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RenschAugust 25, 2013
    Next time, choose cheese party!
  • Jane A.
    Jane AgueroFebruary 15, 2016
    Try the beer and shot combos!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WrenDecember 6, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have a chance, order the after school special: peanut butter and bacon. delicious
  • Nicol C.
    Nicol CabeMay 2, 2016
    Burgers! And the service.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AbelNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the nachos during happy hour.
  • Michael
    MichaelJanuary 3, 2014
    Pretty big back patio/ space
  • Ron S.
    Ron SoDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Tip: find drunk people then they give you free pitchers of beer!
  • Cory M.
    Cory MantheiMarch 30, 2013
    Girls here have tattoos. That's that shit I do like. Check it!
  • Rico
    RicoApril 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Club Sandwich is phenomenal!
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick ValenzuelaAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sun tan on the patio while you wait slightly too long for your brunch.
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 5, 2015
    Favorite dive in Seattle.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DidisFebruary 9, 2013
    Brunch mimosa pitchers are awesome.
  • Jackson W.
    Jackson WinnSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best bar in Seattle.
  • Nathan S.
    Don't piss off the staff... you'll pay.
  • Maddie H.
    Maddie HayesApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pitchers of mimosas! Amazing!
  • Shari S.
    Shari SongAugust 31, 2011
    Happy Hour 7 to9 pm every day.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BoopsDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The food here is amazing, must have.
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GriffinApril 1, 2016
  • Buster B.
    Buster BensonMay 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Drink! Eat! Hang out!
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosJanuary 8, 2016
    Happy hour burgers
  • Marcel F.
    Marcel FriedrichNovember 29, 2014
    Superb Beer!
  • kate f.
    kate fosterFebruary 13, 2014
    Go for a drink, not for food. Subpar bar food for sure.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TothJanuary 29, 2011
    Best biscuits and gravy I've ever had!!!!
  • Melinda T.
    Melinda TanFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour sliders!!!!
  • Sofie G.
    Sofie GogicMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your crayons to color by numbers out on the patio!
  • ashley g.
    ashley gorisOctober 2, 2010
    GREAT 90's playlist going on right now.
  • Judy Z.
    Judy ZhengSeptember 28, 2015
    Capitol Hill. Dive Bar.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LomeliSeptember 28, 2011
    Ian the waiter is cute. ;)
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RenschAugust 25, 2013
    Did you know that L + O = VE?
  • Cassie Y.
    Cassie YoungJuly 9, 2011
    Chicky strips are yum
  • Daryl
    DarylApril 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Jack Burger is incredible.
  • Cassie Y.
    Cassie YoungJuly 31, 2011
    Gotta love that pbr.
  • Natala M.
    Natala MenezesJune 18, 2010
    Fwiw, there are no tv's here... But there is a jukebox.
  • kitty
    kittyApril 29, 2012
    Yeah, tip well.
  • J H.
    J HammJanuary 24, 2012
    Drink Hamm's!
  • amanda c.
    amanda caparoonMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the Kitchen Manager! He's super cute!!!
  • kitty
    kittyApril 29, 2012
    Should do this!!!
  • Hornall Anderson D.
  • mark h.
    mark hJune 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the last place gw bush was seen surcking the turck.
  • Daryn N.
    Daryn NakhudaJuly 17, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    sliders are $1/each at happy hour (and delicious!)
  • Ripping R.
    Ripping RollingsJanuary 31, 2010
    Tip well!!!
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nmh breakfast
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny BaconJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Say 'Hi!' to Hank, bartender.
  • V P.
    V PolpanpuaJanuary 16, 2010
    dranks with the best hair in seattle
  • Collin C.
    Collin CooperDecember 31, 2010
    7-9 happy hour
  • Sly C.
    Sly CannFebruary 12, 2010
    Get here early
  • Andy D.
    Andy DamenNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Potential? Where are you?
  • Paul I.
    Paul IpJuly 18, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy hour 7-9pm. Good times.
  • David S.
    David ScottDecember 7, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a burger. please?
  • Scott L.
    Scott LarsonJanuary 23, 2010
    Pabst is not an option any longer
  • melisa b.
    melisa balcıMarch 20, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    drink a pitcher of mimosa on a Sunday.
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RogersNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst hot toddie ever. Why do my hashbrowns taste like Chinese food?
  • matt w.
    matt westerveltMarch 10, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    light the outdoor propane heaters with a match.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HastingsMarch 17, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    hit Linds for grub
  • Bre P.
    Bre PettisJuly 13, 2009
    This is the last place that Kurt Cobain was seen living.
    CameronNewland.comJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get caught without a pint of Hamm's in your hand, lest you be considered un-hip.
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