1926 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 443 0899
Straddling Belltown and Downtown, this lounge beckons with its quirky foyer and legendary Long Island Iced Teas (so strong they're limited to one per customer). Couches and low tables litter the small floor. Knickknacks cover the walls and an old aquarium tucked to one side holds a model of the Golden Gate Bridge. The jukebox offers blues and country classics and urbanites in heels and work boots sip cocktails and swill beers along the raised bar that is an added advantage within the Moore Hotel
200 University Street Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 215 4800
Located in Downtown Seattle, Benaroya Hall is a large 189,750 square foot (17,628 square meters) performing arts complex that takes up an entire city block. Located inside are the two performance halls, the Taper Auditorium and the Nordstrom Recital Hall, which each feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology. This giant complex provides ample public space and entertainment throughout the year through its various events such as lectures, musicals, festivals and more. A true highlight is the concerts put on by the Seattle Symphony, which call Benaroya Hall, home. For more information regarding venue rentals or upcoming events, visit the website.
Forget fine dining and settle down for a no-fuss and casual dining experience at the Chelan Cafe. American food, prompt service and affordable price: this diner suits the bill on every occasion, for every group. On weekends, do come well in advance as this popular hangout tends to get crowded.
1201 First Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 +1 206 682 3377
With the beautiful new baseball and football stadiums in place, this pub thrives in its sports-oriented neighborhood. Big and industrial with high ceilings, brick walls and concrete floors, the pub is still comfortable with huge wooden bars and tables, modern lighting and art. This pub/brewery lends itself to lively conversation and fun. Four enormous televisions light the place up. Quality pub grub fills the menu. Numerous seasonal beers complement classic Pyramid favorites. The brewery tours run daily.
Merchants Cafe, first founded in 1890, takes pride in the fact that it's the oldest restaurant in its original location on the West Coast. History has its advantages, one of them being that it inevitably lends a place character. Such is the case here, where the beautiful long bar seems to flavor the drinks that rest on it. The menu offers pub grub that includes primarily soup, salads and an all inclusive list of over 15 sandwiches and burgers. If in the mood for breakfast, try one of the stuffed omelets. Almost everything on the menu priced low, so filling up may not drain your wallet but tickets for a game at nearby Safeco Field will.
1200 Alaskan Way Pier 57 Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 623 3500
Built on the end of a pier on the downtown waterfront, this place draws crowds in the summer. Visitors and locals alike take in the views across Elliott Bay. The interior of this two storey seafood eatery contains wooden tables and chairs, wooden walls and floors. A little brass enhances the nautical feel. If you're hungry and dining with a friend, try the Fisherman's Feast, which includes great sourdough bread, chowder, salad, a bucket of fresh Pacific Northwest clams or mussels, and a choice of crab, salmon, halibut, cod or prawns. The menu features more seafood, plus pasta, chicken and steak. The lunch crowd is casual. Jeans or shorts and T-shirts are standard attire in the summer months. For dinner, folks dress up a bit, although it is still pretty casual.
1333 Fifth Avenue Between Union Street & University Street Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 623 4111
Crepe de Paris is famous for hosting cabarets along with tasty crepes. The restaurant serves office workers crepe lunches on weekdays, and dinner is served during the cabaret, for which reservations are required. The show generally spoofs Seattle's weather or parodies the disco era. The menu offers sweet and savory crepes, naturally, and a full menu of meats and pastas as well.
1932 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 +1 877 784 4849(Box Office)/+1 206 467 5510
Located between downtown and Belltown, this proud venue to loud concerts is beautifully embellished inside and out with carvings. It is the kind of place played by artists on their way up or on their way down. Moore Theatre is both big enough to feel important and small enough to get crowded fast. Considering its size, the feel is remarkably intimate, and although the seating is bolted down, there's always ample dance space by the stage. Typical bookings include rock, pop, crooners, electronica, dance, comedy and the occasional film festival.
131 Taylor Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 +1 206 448 0888
Known as Skoochies in the early '80s, then Oz, this place carries the teen dance club torch. The enormous venue caters to those 18-20 (ID required). Local DJs spin tunes for the energetic, well-dressed crowd of high school students and young adults. The large dance floor accommodates about 200 people. Pool tables provide alternative entertainment. Local bands play here occasionally, and when they do, expect the cover charge to increase a bit. The bar serves expensive non-alcoholic beverages. Look sharp-the club enforces a dress-to-impress dress code.
1101 Fourth Avenue At Spring Street Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 624 7755
Opened in 1997, this festive spot has become a popular local stop. Sleek and contemporary, with brick walls and lights that resemble upside-down umbrellas, the restaurant still keeps an elegant edge. But it's also upbeat and trendy. If thoughts of blackened rockfish and cayenne mayonnaise, jambalaya, gumbo, bouillabaisse-style fish stew and homemade andouille sausage makes your mouth water, you simply must stop in at this nightspot.
Bringing to Seattle a touch of warm Irish hospitality, cool
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American rock blends with Chinese kitsch at this popular hangout
Chop Suey, a combination leading hipster crowds to flock in to hear their favorite bands perform. Red lanterns, dark wood, and a pagoda styled stage lend a mysterious air ...