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Moved to its current downtown location in 1985 and renovated in 1990, Seattle's premier jazz club brings artists of international standing, including the likes of Nancy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Cleo Laine. The dinner menu features a varied selection of Northwest and Mediterranean dishes. The well-rounded offerings feature seafood, grilled meats, and options for vegetarians. There's a full bar and a private room that holds 275.
This dimly lit joint, located on Broadway, predates the Australian television show of the same name by a good many years. Step in, and you're bound to find an eclectic mix of people; divas, DJs, drag queens, you name it. The club boasts of being one of the longest running GLBT nightclubs in the city, and going by its popularity, it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. Expectedly, the clientele is by and large gay, but everyone is welcome here for a good time. Dance floor remains perennially packed and the music is predominantly dance, usually Top 40 or disco. Regularly host to some great acts and live performances, Neighbours is most certainly one of the best GLBT nightclubs in the city.
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.
Just look for the crocodile skin-patterned sign in the window and you'll have found this popular hangout. Part eclectic diner, part rock club, it draws people from all over to its location in chic Belltown. Famous rock stars that have Seattle roots have been known to play inexpensive, unannounced shows at this location. There is a full bar and a full menu of burgers like the Cajun Burger is especially popular.
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.
Showbox SoDo, the latest addition to the Showbox family along side The Showbox at the Market, is famous for holding concerts for all age groups. Live music is played all year round in this 1,700 seat bar. The venue is available on rent for holding private parties or birthday bashes as well.
Nectar Lounge is a haven for live entertainment in Seattle. The fact that this club is so large makes it even more better for having a great night out. And while you enjoy having hummus, sandwiches or pizzas along with your drinks, you can enjoy the great music that is performed here.
Head to the Tractor Tavern for a fun time with great music and drinks in Seattle. This rustic bar is a popular hangout spot for the locals and tourists alike and is known for hosting several live music gigs regularly. Though the interiors exude an old world charm, they are well-facilitated with a stage and modern sound equipment that promise a great acoustic experience. Tap your feet to some amazing performances while you sip on enticing beverages offered on their menu.