Let’s slow dance

May 1, 2011

I’m not even going to try and tell you why you should be going to this. It’s a no brainer. Get dressed up. Get drunk. Slow dance and put your hand down your dates pants. This neighborhood already feels like high school, so why not a promenade?

Here are some deets:

Too punk in high school and never made it to prom? Monday May 2nd at 9pm Linda’s is putting on a prom for those who didn’t get a chance to get drunk and make bad decisions the first time around. DJs Executive Realness and Hank Rock will be playing the slow make out jams alongside the hits all night. We’ll have two photographers to capture your formal attire and intoxicated smiles as well as best-dressed awards!! (Drink Tickets! Sashes!) Cheap punch drink specials and a dance floor will set the mood. Dress to impress and you too can be voted into the prom court! Come live out your teenage fantasies at Linda’s Tavern!



April 26, 2011

(If you didn’t read the subject line in the voice of Homer Simpson then you failed. Now go back & start all over again.)

Guys guess what? Today I actually left Capitol Hill. No, this is not a joke. Some friends dragged me away from my cozy little bubble & down to South Lake Union for some bomb ass burgers at Lunchbox Laboratory.

I’ve heard about this place forever and now I know I’ve been missin’ out. At it’s new location it’s within walking distance from the hill. I was tempted to make my own custom burger but instead ordered the ‘Homage to Dick’s Deluxe’ with sweet potato fries. DAMN, THAT SHIT WAS GOOD! I will actually be tempted to venture away from my comfort zone more often just for this place. (also partially just to stare at the massive lava lamps everywhere, NGL.)

But did you hear we are getting two more burger joints here at home?

Blue Moon Burgers comes to Bway

& Li’l Woodys too! Deets here.

But what is the best burger already on the hill?

  • Dicks is perfect for your drunk walk home after the bar.
  • Linda’s sliders are a classic & at a buck each at HH it’s a no brainier.
  • Charlie’s big beefy guys have always sedated me in a blissful food coma.
  • Uni’s In&out inspired burgers hit the spot especially topped with melted onions.

But what am I missing? What haven’t I tried? Are burgers at The Deluxe good? Should I stop hating on the fancy pants-ness of Quinns and actually go try theirs? Leave a comment and let me know because I want to overdose on BEEF & KETCHUP!!!

help japan

March 15, 2011

Some people are already butthurt over the hipster tsunami post I just put up, so in advance I would like to apologize for anyone who will be offended by the next playful post. Actually fuck that, no I’m not. You know what I have to say to you people? Loosen the fuck up & go have a drink at one of the following places:

On March 15th, Oddfellows Cafe & Bar, Smith, Lindas Seattle and King’s Hardware will be donating 100% of the proceeds from all sales to the International Medical Corps for Japan’s earthquake relief!

Now once you have a drink or two you can pick up your smart phone & do this:

Of course our hearts go out to the victims of japans earthquake.

a new leaf

February 2, 2011

summer just got better

June 22, 2009

mad beach dock

smoking area at linda's

hipster kids at lindas

if you frequent madison beach or my home away from home (linda’s)  you may have noticed some new additions as of late. here we go:

at our beloved grassy ‘beach’ the dock is out in the water for all your diving needs. but along with it comes a bummer:  the life guards to make sure your skinny, pastey friend (who shotgunned one two many budweisers) doesn’t drown after attempting a back flip.

and for all you smokers, you no longer have to walk your ass out to pine in between mimosa pitchers at brunch. the door on the patio of linda’s  is back open for your convince. but no drinking and smoking here- our waitress says follow the rules and leave your drinks behind, considering that’s why it was taken away in the first place.


keep going for more pictures of linda’s patio, cap hill rooftop views, and girl on girl loving.

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meet melissa

December 23, 2008

here ya go…another pretty face who didn’t mind giving us a little insight….i gather she works at this place called linda’s. it must be new, i’ve never been there…..right.
1. your go to watering hole/food fest, the place you always end up and don’t mind at all is…..


linda’s tavern of course!!!

2. your “alternative brand identity” prop. the one thing you must wear/use/do that makes you who you are

my lip gloss is always poppin.

3. the show line-up of your dreams: who is it, where is it at and what would you be on?

slug from atmosphere, my bedroom, drugs?

4. you’re hung-over, broke as fuck and have no clean laundry but it is _________ night so you are of course going out. where ya going, you lush?

when am i not any of the above…. linda’s tavern!!!

5. a classic survey question. sum up your capitol hill in three words.

jager, cigarettes, more jager

thanks, melissa. anybody who lists jager twice is FINE by us.


August 2, 2008

last night: a little billy trail of activity all over home base.
smiles abound, there was one sour moment.
linda’s – wtf?! i haven’t frequented you in admittedly too long but an inch deep of shit water in the boys room ain’t no way to keep a buzz.


thanks to rowan and co. for the glass slider chillum lesson. you guys know how to work a patio!

the beautiful people

June 19, 2008

tomorrow is friday night. ugh.

friday night on the hill, as we have discovered, is overrun with strangers, which is fine except that we are ignorant and close minded and choose to mingle with only those who are exactly like us.

ok, ok. so i am joking about that but i am totally serious about the friday night sucking thing. havana is a nordstrom’s fashion show and linda’s becomes homebase for all things REI. thats cool and all but crowds of that sort are hard to handle. i’m not trying to be rude, just honest.

my point of this post is as follows: friday nights are lame but the LEAST lame place is at the war room. yes, the war room past sunset may sound absurd but i assure you this dance party will make your straightened hair curl.

its called sing sing and noted dj pretty titty and guests will spin. it goes off every 1st and 3rd friday of the month so if you can’t get through the line tomor you can try again in two weeks.

during a discussion of the very popular night with a very popular friend he described the crowd as “the creme de la creme of cap hill”. whatever that means, he was right. the scene looked just like a series of pix from thecobrasnake.com.

it may be a few blocks from the trifecta, but god knows we need to branch out…and so should you.

thanks to gooutandkilltonight.wordpress.com for the pic. can we be blog friends? k, cool.

click it, maybe you’ll see yourself. (disclaimer: link isn’t working, however goutandkilltonight.blogspot.com is old but still has some stuff)

on a day as perfect as today i am realizing that there is more to life than the red dungeon that is cha cha. granted many good times have come from the joint but as the days get hotter and longer i find myself craving some vitamin d with my vitamin r. is it too much to ask for a seasonal bar to be at cal anderson? ok, maybe thats extreme but besides linda’s where can we drink outside without venturing too far? the roof at the war room is cool but it gets packed and isn’t very big.

i need a friend with a BIG backyard. any takers?

unexpected goodness

April 29, 2008

a friend of mine needed some supplemental nourishment after a few too mant happy hour wells at linda’s last weekend so we ordered the next best thing to bread for her….mac and cheese. i assumed it was gonna be crap but i was w-r-o-n-g. so wrong. i ended up eating most of it while my poor friend struggled with life across the booth. it came with a delightful array of veggies and for just around 7 bucks i was ready to order another. 

sorry drunk friend, and thank you linda’s. 

p.s the mac should have come with a side of james…the retardedly hot bartender, but whatever.