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
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
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.