Unlike the previous tenant, the Hilt is not a sports bar; nor is it a pretentious hole-in-the-wall for creative types. It's not glamorous and certainly not quirky. You won't find 20 beers on tap or a flat-screen TV playing college football overhead. Instead, you'll find an unadorned bar with a moderately priced Mediterranean menu (entrees top out at $9) and a respectable drink list served by an authentically good-natured staff.
What to drink: Rainier, $2.50.
Happy hour: $1 off wells, pints and appetizers 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Big Buck Hunter, jukebox, pool.