The term “dive bar” has slowly started to lose its meaning as a place people look for to really “see” a city. Well if we are all looking to see the city, are we only just seeing each other? I’ll try not to get too existential here, but these days there’s a difference between a dive bar and a dive bar.
Some may refer to Summit Public House as a dive bar, but in my mind, a neighborhood bar is a better declaration. One of the most beautiful aspects of Seattle in general is how green the surroundings are in neighborhoods like Capitol Hill. The roads are narrow and trees line each street to provide an intimate feel. Throughout these streets there are bars scattered into the mix of apartments and homes.
Located on a corner with a patio that looks like something you would find on the back of a house and picnic tables right on the sidewalk, the Summit Public House truly feels like part of the neighborhood. Inside, what you see is what you get and sometimes that’s all you’re looking for.