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Peek Inside Bright, Airy, and Brilliant Capitol Bar

The latest Lightning Bar Collective creation has a '70s twist

The latest bar from the Lightning Bar Collective (Bye and Bye, Jackknife, Century), Capitol Bar will pour its first drink on Friday, October 13, co-owner John Janulis tells Eater. Take a tour of the sweet decor; all mirrors, blue hues, blond wood, and trippy, layered colors, it’s easily one of the Collective’s most bright and light-filled bars to date.

Janulis confirms the Lightning Bar Collective did the majority of Capitol Bar’s design and buildout. The vision for the 1500-square-foot space is a “neighborhood and date spot,” and it also comes with a side of karaoke: Those looking to test their vocal chords can rent out a separate karaoke room.

But the main attractions will be drinks by Ed Villareal, formerly of Associated and the Woodsman Tavern, and a sizable food menu designed by Carina Rumrill and Nick Dickison, the chefs behind Of Roots and Blooms. Look for full food and drink details tomorrow, here on Eater PDX.

Located at 1440 NE Broadway St., Capitol Bar opens on October 13 at 3 p.m. It’ll operate daily, from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Capitol Bar street view
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Enter the circular space
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Naturally, the bar is the centerpiece
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Mirrors reflect the brilliantly colored walpaper
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One side of the bar has floor-to-ceiling windows
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The blues extend to the bar stools
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A massive skylight lets in the light
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Blue chairs and booth seating surround the bar area
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And one alcove to escape from it all
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Capitol Bar

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