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Beacon Hill is the best that South Seattle has to offer, serving has the gateway to the southern hemisphere of the city. Perched atop a historic hill, this community provides scenic views of downtown, the water, and gorgeous tree-lined neighborhood streets – making it the ideal place for suburban living. There is easy access to I-5, as well as plenty of public transportation (including a Link Light Rail station), all providing a quick commute North, South, downtown or to the Eastside. Get anywhere in the city in a matter of minutes, while living just far enough away from the hustle and bustle for home base to be a peaceful and quiet daily retreat.
- Bar Del Corso: Despite what the name suggests, this place actually focuses on cooking the perfect Neapolitan pizza – and it’s insanely good. But there are also some great small plate options to tag along and we recommend you always finish the evening with a scoop of their homemade gelato.
- Homer: The mark of a true master chef and great restaurant is if they can make their vegetables taste amazing. This mediterranean restaurant takes this to a whole new level with dishes and sauces that put BBQ to shame!
- Carnitas Michoacan: Time to get your pork pulled straight from the source, freshly cooked and chopped up to order. Get it in a taco or a burrito – either way you just got to try it!
- Buddha Bruddah: This counter-service restaurant is one of the best lunch spots in Beacon Hill with plenty of seating area, short wait times, and some downright tasty Thai food. Spice things up with the hot sauce bar and then cool it down with a Thai iced tea!
- Wicked Chopstix: Surprisingly there aren’t many Vietnamese options in Beacon Hill, but don’t worry, Wicked does more than enough to make up for it. You can now get all the classic Vietnamese dishes you’ve been craving in one stop!
- Tacos Chukis: If it’s in the neighborhood, it’s going to be on this list. These Mexican street tacos and “baby” burritos are life changing to say the least. There’s really nothing else to say.
- Victrola Coffee Roaster: Just down the street from the neighborhood library and light rail station, this cafe has been serving up delicious cups of coffee since 2009, with the original locations dating back to 2000. Conveniently located and expertly run, you may want to factor this into your daily commute.
- Cafetal Quilombo Cafe: A Mexican-themed cafe with a special focus on authentic tacos and tamales! But don’t worry, that doesn’t take away from the quality of their coffee drinks!
- The Station: Welcome to your local provider of pastries, beer, coffee, and wine all served by very friendly staff! Wifi and patio seating available – everything you need for a quality cafe!
- Fresh Flours: Owners and Tokyo natives, Keiji and Etsuko have had a keen interest in the world of baking since the beginning. Fuzing French and Japanese style pastries, enjoy a whole new take on cafe dining.
- Hangar Cafe: A classic Seattle coffeeshop with art-lined walls, and of course delicious brews, serving breakfast and lunch every day. Make sure to order their house speciality crepes!
- Oak: Don’t be thrown off if the first impression you get from this place is that it’s a PNW hiking store – the interior decor definitely fits the profile. Instead, find some of the best burgers and beer in town served in an all-ages friendly venue.
- Perihelion Brewery: Best place for beer south of I-90, especially when you pair it with some delicious food. On top all that, the staff is extremely friendly, there’s outdoor firepit area, and it’s located less than 350 ft from the Beacon Hill light rail station.
- Tippe and Drague Alehouse: A relaxed descaled alehouse designated as the neighborhood hangout spot. Grab a pint, order some food, or just snack on the complimentary bowl of popcorn. Either way the friendly staff will keep you company!
- Clock-Out Lounge: Family friendly until 8pm, pay a visit to this tavern anytime you’re looking for pizza, booze, or just some live music to unwind to.
- Petite Soif: A cozy little wine bar that combines sustainably produced wine with American-style cuisine for one of the highest rated places to grab a drink in all of South Seattle.
- 9lb Hammer: Your local neighborhood bar providing all your drinking needs along with some awesome retro arcade games.
- Jefferson Park: The sixth largest park in the city hosts a bevy of amenities, from community centers and lawn bowling, to skate parks and golf courses. This robust park has it all and even offers sweeping views of the Duwamish River and Olympic Mountains.
- Dearborn Park: Community green space with several mixed-use trails, some graveled, and some newly formed by the visitors. Enjoy a large play area, with a climbing structure and swing sets, along with a softball and mini soccer fields nearby.
- Maple Wood Playfield: Two baseball fields with backstops and additional open green space. Rounded off by a fully built-out play area and complete bathroom facilities, this park is certainly busy on a sunny day!
- Beacon Hill Playfield: This petite patch of community space only has the essentials – baseball fields, tennis courts, and a play structure, all conveniently located in the heart of Beacon Hill.
- Twelfth Avenue South Viewpoint: Beacon Hill’s #1 spot for getting views of downtown. Make sure to stop by in the evening for picturesque views of the iconic Seattle Skyline, backed by a beautiful setting sun.
59 – Somewhat Walkable: Certain areas are better than others, but at the very least, some errands can be accomplished without transportation.
60 – Good Transit: Many nearby public transportation options traveling in virtually every direction.
59 – Bikeable: Some bike infrastructure but no routes that run along the entirety of Beacon Hill.