Please welcome the newest Capitol Hill bar/eatery, Captain Blacks. It's sandwiched between Half-Price Books and Olive Way. Based on the name, I was expecting a pirate-themed dive bar but it's not dive-y at all. The staff seemed really great (and that's usually my sticking point). The beer was cold and they had the requisite cheap draft (Rainier). A lot of great options for food, including bites for around $5 (like the alcohol-inhibiting Fried Beecher's Cheese Curds).
If you go here though, you're going to have to try the po'boys or the waffles and fried chicken (I'd definitely order it again!). The biggest draw during the summer is going to be their decks. That's right - plural, there's one in the front and one in the back. The back one faces west and even though your view is mostly blocked by apartment buildings, it feels much different than the typical Cap Hill deck.