The Broadway Performance Hall calls for talent from all around. The intimate theatre with 295 seats packs in 220 performances a year. From dance, music and drama to film festivals, workshops and seminars, the events are a diverse lot. Initially a part of the Broadway High School, the theatre came to its own in 1979. However, the permanent art collection of the school is still displayed in the theatre's upper lobby. In the past this venue has hosted The Pat Graney Dance Company, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattl1e International Film Festival, World Cavalcade Travel Films and The Young Shakespeare Workshop, to name a few.
Licorous, whose original name means, "tempting the appetite" and "relishing good food," is an ultimate spot that serves great, affordable food and cocktails. The chefs prepare a variety of dishes that are available for order late into the night. Their cocktail menu is diverse and you might even get to enjoy an original mix as the bartender often experiments with new concoctions. Licorous is uniquely decorated in orange and salmon colors that creates an atmosphere of escape from the outer world.
1010 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 323 2822
Havana brings a bit of summer year round to rainy Seattle. Its original tin roof and light fixtures, marble bar, big red booths and palm trees create an authentic feel of vintage Cuba. A welcome change from the crowded clubs and posh lounge scene, Havana offers a fun and sociable setting on weeknights as well as DJ's and a packed dance floor on the weekend. The island theme carries over to the bar with a list of innovative twists on classic rum cocktails, but a nice list of top shelf scotches and cheap local brew Olympia on tap ensure there is something for everyone.
1510 11th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 325 8263
Step away from Seattle and into Barcelona. Barca balances between a large, popular bar and an intimate, welcoming joint. A wide assortment of draught beers, hand-picked wines and vodkas, and specialty drinks (you've got to try the Queen Bee) are only half of Barca's allure. Barca's atmoshpere is the other - with a beautifully crafted bar, romantic mezzanine level, and tiny nooks throughout. Enjoy the relaxing, comfortable vibes with a classic cocktail, beer, or experimental creation of the Barca bar staff. Call or check website for events or specials.
1325 East Madison Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 324 8000
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 to the interior, where some of Seattle's hottest local groups play side-by-side with nationally touring performers. With large dance floors, extensive bars, and seductive lounge-rooms, Chop Suey offers more of a nightclub atmosphere than many comparable venues, making it a multi-functional stage where fans of rock music feel just as at home as those seeking the mellow beats of the hottest electronica groups. The calendar is full of performances, so be sure to check out the website for the latest updates and information on age restrictions for each night.
925 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 709 9467
Winding your way out to the spacious main performance room, and it is easy to see why countless Seattleites have fallen in love with this venue. Reinvented in honor of the 90s staple Moe's Mo' Rockin' Café, which hosted now famous bands like Radiohead and The Flaming Lips, this venue is hot with up-and-coming artists. See bands like Camera Obscura, Band of Horses and Animal Collective, or attend any one of their popular hip-hop nights that often turn into a dance competition. Smaller than the local venue The Show Box, but larger than the Crocodile Café, this fills an important gap in Seattle's music scene.
506 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 +1 206 322 0703
Known as ground zero for Seattle rock and roll royalty, the Cha Cha is hipster central. Locals congregate around the bar and tables up front, always seeming to keep an eye on the door. The decor is tiki bar meets Mexican cantina, but the burrito smells are not just your imagination;they have drifted over from Bimbo's, adjacent to the bar. If the smoke and attitude become a little much, head next door for a late night snack, or check out other Pine Street hangouts like Linda's Tavern and Baltic Room.
927 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 682 2695
From the red walls, ceiling and booths to the white tablecloths, this restaurant offers old-school Italian decor. During the lunch and dinner hours, it is a great place for inexpensive dining and drinking on First Hill. You can choose from rich pasta dishes or splurge on a surf-n-turf combo. Late nights bring out the disco divas, and this place fills up early. Some nights it offers live music, others a DJ. Either way, the place will be jumping until closing time.
610 19th Avenue East At Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 675 2055
Not your typical multiplex, The Little Theatre is one of Seattle's last independent art movie houses, owned and operated by the same non-profit organization that brings us the Grand Illusion. Offering obscure documentaries, foreign films, the occasional lecture/film combo and mini-festivals that focus on particular genres and directors, this 49-seat theater features films that tend to be more thought-provoking than entertaining. The selection can vary wildly. Films often change several times a week, and it's often possible to see several different films here in one weekend. And yes, the theater sells popcorn. Admission: $4.50 matinee, $7 evening, $5 late night; prices may vary for special events. The theater accepts cash only.
New City Theater is a great place to see inexpensive shows. Performances, often in formative stages, are nonetheless entertaining and tend to be on the edgy side. The theater produces shows on an irregular year-round basis. Call for an up-to-date schedule. Like many the edgy experimental theater companies, this one lives on the financial edge. Formerly housed in a former funeral parlor, it now occupies space in First Christian Church.
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 ...