This busy downtown establishment has food, drinks and a huge array of video games. By day all are welcome, but fun for adults is the name of the game in the evenings. After 10pm, you have to be 18 or older to play and over 21 to enter the bar area. Ladies play free on Thursday nights and special bargains are offered during certain hours on the weekends, so definitely ask upon entrance. Take a break from games and grab a bite to eat in the restaurant. The menu consists of gourmet pizza, focaccia sandwiches, soups, salads and specialty burgers.
722 Fourth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 682 3900
This downtown restaurant specializes in fresh Northwest seafood. As at its sibling, McCormick & Schmick's, three blocks closer to the waterfront, the menu changes daily and usually features more than 40 items. In addition to some of Seattle freshest seafood, the restaurant serves prime-cut steaks, salads and other classic selections. Oysters are a specialty. McCormick's Fish House & Bar draws an upbeat crowd. Garage parking is available.
This 1920s movie palace-turned-concert hall was renovated in 1995 and is now one of Seattle's premier theaters. The ornate interior with its crystal chandeliers is reminiscent of classic European theaters. Thanks to technology (and a former Microsoft employee), the seats retract and a dance floor rolls out, making this a multifunction space. Paramount theater seats more than 3,000 people and the stage is large enough for touring Broadway block-busters like Fame, Riverdance and Miss Saigon, and musical guests the likes of David Bowie, James Brown and the Beastie Boys.
1308 Fifth Avenue Skinner Building Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 625 1900
Opened as a vaudeville theater in 1926, 5th Avenue Theatre shortly became a movie house. Closed in 1978, it was restored and reopened in 1980. The ornate interior of deep red, blue and gold is modeled after decor from Imperial China. The theater averages 175 shows a year, mostly musicals, including classics like The King and I and Les Miserables. The long, narrow theater seats 2100 with the back seats far from the stage. Ticket prices vary greatly by performance and choice of seats.
1100 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 728 0933
Of Seattle's many fringe theaters, Annex Theatre is the most established. (Established fringe?) Anything goes here: a tragedy of lesbian love, The Hunchback of Notre Dame as told by an egomaniacal theater director and lots more. The patrons are a younger crowd of probable lifelong theatergoers. The theater is open year-round with 10 shows on the main stage and four developmental pieces in the smaller, 45-seat area. Call for current information and tickets.
700 Union Street Kreielesheimer Place Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 292 7676
This small, intimate theater seats 450, which makes it a nice space for really seeing the plays presented here. For more than 35 years, this professional, non-profit theater company has filled its seasons with quality performances, often written by talented young American and English playwrights. Two of the event spaces it offers are Allen (The) and Falls (The). Contemporary theater's season starts in April or May, just as the Seattle Repertory Theater season comes to an end and it runs through November. Many patrons are regulars who have had season tickets for years. These die-hards are conspicuous by the "ACT" stickers on their windshields.
612 Stewart Street West Coast Vance Hotel Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 956 0639
Yakima Grill, located off the lobby of the West Coast Vance Hotel, draws you in with its cheerful decor and casual atmosphere. The ceiling is a sunny orange in the front and there are Southwestern blankets strewn about. During the day, the restaurant is frequented by businesspeople. In the evening, the crowd is a mix of younger people and hotel guests. The Southwest American and Latin American cuisine includes Baby Back Ribs cured in guava juice, Tequila-Lime Ceviche in a coconut shell and Plantain-Crusted Mahi Mahi.
1100 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 624 5500
Since it opened Tulio has been a hot spot for lunching businesspeople and for couples who want a romantic spot to eat in the evening. The interior is rich with dark wood and deep colors. The fare is authentic, rustic Italian. Starters include roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and sweet potato gnocchi. Entrees include risotto with saffron and scallops, ravioli stuffed with smoked salmon or an oven-roasted lamb sirloin. Adjacent to Hotel Vintage Park, this restaurant also serves breakfast.
125 Boren Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 +1 206 682 2513
If you're a night owl, you probably already know about this place, and if not, you should. It's about as close to fine dining as you'll find in a 24-hour restaurant, but be prepared to wait for a table in the smoky waiting area. Sit at the food bar in a high-backed chair and watch your meal expertly cooked or take a very private booth. There are more than 125 items on the menu, from omelets to lobster.
3272 Fuhrman Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102 +1 206 323 0918
Started at this Seattle branch in 1969, this chain has become synonymous with the American hamburger. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful, even a bit festive and it's filled with people of all ages. The burgers (cheese, bacon, mushroom, teriyaki, barbeque, blue cheese and others) are big and juicy and grilled to perfection. Huge salads, big plates of pasta and a variety of sandwiches flood the menu. Desserts, including the huge Mud Pie, are as mouthwatering as the innovative concoctions from behind the bar. There is a separate children's menu.
This little treasure nestled beside popular Volunteer Park on Capitol
Hill includes an old market and an eatery. Quaint and kitschy flower boxes and old fashioned Coke medallions remind visitors of years gone by. There are only a couple ...
Walk in for your daily dose of savory sin. Chocolate
dipped fortune cookies with personalized messages, desert truffles in mouth watering flavors and mould chocolates dot their display shelves. Sip on the extra rich Hot Chocolati or one of ...
Located in the popular Belltown area, Queen City Grill restaurant
is more than it appears. Long and narrow with dark wooden pew like booths, warmly colored walls that are almost tea stained in appearance and a well worn floor ...