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.
Beveridge Place Pub is extremely popular among locals in Seattle. It may have something to do with the wide variety of pub games available, including darts, foosball, shuffleboard, old school arcade games, and a stack of communal board games. But the main star here is most definitely their staggering selection of draught beers and bottled beers, both local and from around the world. With antique decor and a relaxed atmosphere, this cozy and casual pub is the perfect place to grab a drink and make some new friends.
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.
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.
A series of brewers have tried their luck with this West Seattle Junction location. This latest opened here in 1997 and attempts to broaden its appeal by catering to families and hip urbanites. The decor favors brass, and the smoking section's location upstairs with the pool tables keeps the air fresher downstairs. The pub has 10 beers on tap, six brewed onsite. There's also root beer on tap for the kids. Burgers and sandwiches dominate the menu. Hear live folk and jazz music most Saturdays. Call ahead for hours.
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.
Enjoy life's little pleasures in this upbeat niche bar in Seattle's downtown area. The Purple Cafe scores high on variety, as the menu offers American and Mediterranean cuisines. The global wine bar is a connoisseur's dream. The cafe also has free wifi, so spend a evening here with your laptop or call your friends over to help you choose from the wine and tapas selection.
Prefer dining in style? Begin at this acclaimed restaurant in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The open dining room has tall dressed windows, linen-topped tables and high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers. Starters include spiced foie gras and Northwest raw oysters. Signature entrees include smoked salmon with creme fraîche, dungeness crab and apple sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Diller Room is located in one of the oldest buildings the Emerald City has, an edifice built one year after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. Though the hotel is no longer used, the street-level Diller Room provides a old-fashioned bar that has been reconverted into something more modern, yet the space still retains many of its late 19th-century details. The bar is known for its excellent cocktails; try the Cucumber Mojito or the Elderflower Gimlet, both drinks are smooth variations based off the original classics.
The Triple Door is in the building that housed the Embassy Theatre, built in 1926, and a lot of the old decor from the original vaudeville house is still in evidence. The purpose of the Triple Door is to give an experience with the best in sound, lighting, atmosphere, and hospitality. When all of these elements come together, which they do at the Triple Door, it gives the audience something that can only happen with the performance of live music. It is this exceptional experience that makes the Triple Door a thrilling venue for live music. (Triple Door serves food and alcohol. In the adjacent Musicquarium there are live shows.)
Fonte is a friendly coffee shop with an ambiance that will brighten up your day. Enter this gourmet cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick bite with coffee. The menu has a variety of options and some of the favorites among frequenters are the meatballs, affogato, duck confit and more. Choose your cuppa, with a varied selection categorized under the single origin, special selection, decaffeinated and more. Buy yourself some of their special coffee beans which are available online on their website. Check website for more information.
Described by the owners as a 'five-year performance art installation with a full bar', you just know that the place is going to be nothing short of unique. This eclectic lounge hangout is a Mecca for the creative arty crowd in Seattle. You are free to write, draw, act or interact with other patrons, whatever your creative heart desires. The velvet curtains, dark corners and large chandeliers add up to your sense of impending drama. After you get used to the slightly weird atmosphere, indulge in the great variety of alcohol and nightly specials of drinks and appetizers that this place offers.