A good Friend of mine took me to the Tin Hat for the first time a few years ago, and it's only gotten better. Except they did get rid of the table top video games, bummer.
The beer selection isn't bad at all. All the local favorites (Jolly Roger, ect.). Every night is a diferant drink special, things like $3mico's, $1.50 PBR's.
The menu isn't your typical bar fried cheese and hot wings, but nothing to pretentious. You can still get a good burger, grilled cheese sandwich and nachos. As well as tacos, but only on taco Tuesday's.
Atmosphere is what makes the Tin Hat not fore everyone. I generally refer to it as "my favorite punk rock bar in Seattle". Lots of cool stuff, puzzle caps, pin ball, Italian vampire movies on TV, and most important, a rockin juke box. No doubt about it The Tin Hat has the best juke box in Seattle.
Now you could say I'm biased, and you'd probly be right. I do have a good friend that tends Bar several nights a week. I do have friends that spin records on Sundays and Mondays. I do live down the street. Even be for all that i still thought it was cool. Like I said, It's not for everyone, but to me it's Perfect.