Relocated to Hillman City after 17 years in the Central District, Amy’s Merkato is many things–a comfortable cafe, a shop selling spices, wine and selected dry goods, and at its heart, a bakery supplying fresh injera to East African restaurants and shops around Seattle. The cafe will be keeping bakery hours, opening early most days.

5710 Rainier Ave S

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The Union Bar space reborn as the Twilight Rainier–a south end sister of the longtime CD haunt Twilight Exit. It’s Hillman City’s basic full-service watering hole: a full bar, comfy, a bit loud, and a solid pub menu.

5609 Rainier Ave

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Hillman City’s local brewery is also a comfortable, spacious room for chatting, playing games, reading. Usually 8-10 beers on tap, from IPAs to dark ales and goses.

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