Changes are afoot, as Capitol Hill wine spot Revolution Wine has closed and reopened as British social club-inspired spot The Belmont.
Revolution Wine opened as a hybrid wine store-bar on Pike Street in early 2016. Owner Mark Brown told Capitol Hill Seattle that the bar side of the operation became increasingly popular as craft cocktails were added — so now it’s turned into a full-scale bar.
Following on from Revolution, wine is still a focus, alongside cocktails (with a mix of classics and new creations). Belmont is also serving small bites — think cheese, charcuterie, deviled eggs, and Tuscan meatballs.
The space has had perhaps the biggest change — Capitol Hill Seattle reports that inspiration was drawn from den-like private members’ clubs in London such as the Groucho. In terms of decor, it’s leaning perhaps a little more British-colonial, with palm trees and rattan chairs alongside parlor lamps — as one astute commenter points out, it’s a theme that could be accused of romanticizing British colonialism (and its attendant atrocities), although there’s no major outrage over it as yet.
The Belmont is open at 518 E Pike Street from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and to midnight Friday and Saturday.
- The Belmont [Official]
- The Belmont debuts as Capitol Hill wine bar transforms to add cocktails to the mix [Capitol Hill Seattle]