The Diller has an air of history that may have involved patrons coming in and finding themselves at sea upon their revival from a night of partying.
This hole-in-the-wall hideaway bar is crowded with stories and locals which capture a real sense of Seattle. No longer a hotel, the "room" beckons visitors to harken back to the wild western days of a seafaring city on the bleeding edge of a developing country. The floors are cracked and patched, worn from years of travelers and tremors here in the Puget Sound. The traditional narrow hallway layout is a welcomed respite from the NW rains.
Ours was a happy hour venture and we were not disappointed. The locally sourced ingredients produce a nice array of offerings. The bacon/lettuce/tomato sliders were a tasty start with pizza, salad, and a cheesesteak sandwich to round things out. Beers on tap were all from the neighborhood and the cocktails displayed a command of the craft. Definitely a local crowd of regulars who all seemed to know each other, or pretended to, which produces a friendly feel for anyone at the bar. After a brisk walk on the waterfront, just down the street, the Diller Room is a great stop to get your evening going in the Emerald City.