124 South Washington Street Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 748 9975
On weekends, the hippest of the Seattle crowd dolled up in their Saturday-night best dance at this Pioneer Square nightclub. The music pumps on two floors. DJs run the show on weekends, and various bands entertain on weeknights. Each month the walls of this club are decorated with different amateur paintings. Red velvet chairs lend a lounge elegance. Order upscale grill food, plus Thai and Italian dishes as you fuel up yourself for the night ahead.
Owl 'N' Thistle is a casual little Irish pub tucked away on narrow Post Avenue, on the fringe of Pioneer Square, and it clearly encourages its slightly clandestine atmosphere. It serves pub fare consisting of burgers and such, with nothing too Irish except the Guinness beef stew. The good beer selection includes Guinness, which is properly hand-pumped. On any given night, one is likely to hear live Celtic music or a poetry reading. There is also a game room located just off the main bar with pool and darts.
207 First Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 622 0209
Located in Pioneer Square, this is one of the oldest pubs in Seattle. The narrow bar stretches to the back, where tables and chairs face a small stage. Jazz, reggae, rock or blues plays here almost nightly, making this a great place to catch live music. The saloon offers a menu of decent fish, pork and chicken dishes, and the full bar has a wide selection of microbrews on tap. The Central participates in the Pioneer Square joint cover.
419 Occidental Avenue South Seattle, WA 98194 +1 206 623 4800
Located near Safeco Field, you may see any of the Seattle Mariners in a back booth. If you can't get tickets to a game, the big-screen televisions will put you in the ballpark's best seats anyway. The lively place is always packed on the weekends with a well-dressed crowd. The bar stocks more than 130 whiskies, as well as 28 beers on tap. Prices are high. The food is much better than standard pub grub. Visit the impressive raw bar for oysters.
610 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 682 3705
This long-established Pioneer Square nightspot attracts a young, mostly collegiate crowd to its bill of blues, rock, pop and jazz artists. Located in a venerable Seattle building, Doc Maynard's Public House features music that's often great. You'll taste the riffs in your beer. It's loud and hectic, so it's hard to chat, but no one seems to mind. During the day, the Seattle Underground Tour leaves from here. Full bar service is available.
538 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 654 8070
There's nothing better than a chilled beer and a game after a day of work! Sluggers Sports Bar is a great place to do just that! With more TVs than you can count, the screens are visible from anywhere. The place also offers some light eats like burgers and sandwiches. This bar is famous among the locals, so you will have to get here early to get a seat.
201 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 467 2666
If you are visiting Seattle, then a visit to J&M is a must. This bar is the city's oldest, and dates back as far as 1896! In the early 1890s it moved from its original spot and has been at its current location ever since. The gorgeous interiors of the bar was the handy work of Italian craftsmen, and it still maintains its original luster. The menu is a little limited, but has some good options like barbecue bacon burger, and the salmon burger. At lunch time, some of the burgers are half price, making it a great deal.
102 Lakeside Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 328 2233
BluWater Bistro is a chain of restaurants, the Leschi location being their third branch. This bright restaurant serves American comfort food including classics like burgers, mac and cheese, fish and chips and the like. Everything on the menu is prepared with the use of locally-sourced ingredients. The patio area is perfect for a meal on a bright afternoon. The staff is attentive which complements your cozy experience at BluWater Bistro. Go for their reasonably priced happy hour. They also offer a kid's menu. Check website for more details.
2000 Hewitt Avenue Suite 200 Everett, WA 98201 +1 425 322 2600
At a seating capacity of up to 10,000, Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center may not be the biggest arena in the country, but it does attempt to look better than the average giant block that most arena's are modeled after. The large windows of the entrance make the building appear lighter and more welcoming, as opposed to the heavier, more oppressive feel of standard arenas. Though once inside, the drab, standard architecture takes over. Comcast arenas raison d'etre is to house fantastic, over-the-top productions, along with the masses of people who will pay to see them, and in this, it succeeds.
4916 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 +1 206 723 0088/+1 206 722 3009
Columbia City Theatre, located near Rainier Beach is a significant entertainment hub of Seattle. Catch some of the best acts of Washington here. The cabaret performances are thrilling beyond imagination and so are the music concerts. Come by for witty burlesque acts. The ambiance is intimate yet classy. Comfortable seating arrangements are available here. Their full bar is top class and provides excellent cocktails. The state of the art acoustic system is an added advantage for performances. This theater is the one you should go if you are looking for a good laugh. Come by to one of the greatest entertainment venues in Seattle. Call ahead for hours and shows.
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