apitol Hill is the city.
I have one friend who would get this reference, but it’s not just a reference to an enjoyable night out where I repeated that phrase ad nauseam—it’s an idea.
If you’re going out in Seattle, if you’re going out in whatever “the city” is in that context, you’re probably going out on Capitol Hill. That, if anywhere, is the cultural mecca of the city proper.
It could maybe be Ballard. Or Fremont. Or even Georgetown, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.
If you’re out experiencing real Seattle, you’re out in the neighborhoods.