What to Do in Seattle

This list was compiled from The Stranger's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants and Dining

  • 4.56000/5 Stars.
(based on 9 reader reviews)
621 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102
206-324-3633
tsolmmh2002 says: I have eaten there several times and always come away happy. Rice is the landscape for sushi and they get it right. I enjoy the cheerful attitude of the staff. Perfect place for any occasion. More...
Art of the Table (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.70000/5 Stars.
(based on 10 reader reviews)
1054 N 39th St Seattle WA 98103
206-282-0942
Meka says: I went to Art of the Table for the first time this past Monday for Happy Monday. I don't know if I will ever be able to eat in another restaurant and not compare it to the meal I had More...
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2722 E Cherry St Seattle WA 98122
206-322-1019
Kitts says: Assimba is the best of the four Ethiopian restaurants on the corner of MLK and Cherry. The service is friendly, with the owner coming by to check on you. But the real standout is the food, which is just amazing. More...
Bandits Bar (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
159 Denny Way Seattle WA 98109
206-443-5447
sharon says: I'm a huge fan of tequila and good margarita's but hate the Peso's/Matador scene. Bandits margs are made from fresh fruit and are great and their tequila selection is pretty good. Not a huge food selection but the stuff they More...
Cafe Besalu (Restaurant)
  • 4.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
5909 24th Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-789-1463
biggie j says: Worth the wait and crowds. One of Seattle's remarkable bakeries. Not for people who are afraid of butter. Wish I could go there more often but am happy to visit on special occasions. More...
Cafe Vignole (Cafe, Restaurant)
  • 4.85000/5 Stars.
(based on 13 reader reviews)
9252 57th Ave S Seattle Washington 98118
206-721-2267
jack says: Tonight was the first time I have visited Cafe Vignole". Wow! What an outstanding dining experience. The food, wine and desserts were amazing. The owner was friendly and very accommodating. We started out with brushetta which was the best we More...
Chopsticks (Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 13 reader reviews)
1631 E Olive Way Seattle WA 98102
206-726-0141
Happy Tummy says: This little place is right by my apartment and I gotta say---the quality has been consistent. I am not ashamed to admit that I ate there 3 times my first week in Seattle. The portions are great, ingredients very fresh, More...
Dahlia Lounge (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2001 Fourth Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-682-4142
ThePassenger says: Everything I have ever had here is good. Even their french fries with aioli sauce (they give you a HUGE mountain of this). The coconut cream pie is, as everyone else has said, really really good. They are very accommodating More...
Jewel of India (Restaurant)
  • 4.86000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
4735 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-523-5275
Emeraldcityserendipity says: The title of the review says it all. I can't think of any better Indian restaurant that has as much selection for as low a price as this one. More...
Kimchi Bistro (Restaurant)
  • 4.56000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
219 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102
206-323-4472
christopher h says: A solid little restaurant that serves satisfying, truly comforting food. One of the better options for Korean within the city, one would have to drive to Lynwood or Federal Way to really see what they are missing. My only complaint More...
Mae Phim (Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
94 Columbia St Seattle WA 98104
206-624-2979
Chachi says: Get the Panang Beef dish. Trust me, just do it. More...
Memo's Mexican Food (Restaurant)
  • 4.53000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
4743 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-729-5071
Gomez says: I certainly didn't move to Seattle years ago for their selection of Mexican food, but certainly welcomed Memo's arrival in the U District a year ago. They come the closest to matching some of the fine Southwestern taqueria style eating More...
  • 4.60000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
2110 N 55th St Seattle WA 98103
206-547-0335
Elias Ross says: Donuts are excellent, especially after morning exercise at Greenlake in the morning, but a day or so later are not very good, especially the raised ones. The best ones are the ones still with warm chocolate icing on them. Don't More...
Pasta Freska (Restaurant)
  • 4.53000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
1515 Westlake Ave N Seattle WA 98109
206-283-1515
Karla,Brett and Andy says: We live 20 miles from Seattle. Everytime we have an event in Seattle, we stop by to see Mike. The food is the best. He doesn't have menus, so most of the time, we have not idea what we ate. More...
Pecos Pit BBQ (Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2260 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134
206-623-0629
Marc Stuart says: I have been searching for good bbq since James Beal's "Wild Boar" closed in Seattle. Great BBQ was lost but now it is found in the Sodo area of Seattle. More...
Rancho Bravo Tacos (Cafe, On the Street, Restaurant)
  • 4.55000/5 Stars.
(based on 11 reader reviews)
211 NE 45th St Seattle WA 98105
Tracy says: Delicious and fast taco truck. There's decent parking, as they share a lot with the doughnut shop that is now out of business. (Also, there's generally lots of spots in the Golden Oldies lot next to it. The record store More...
Sodo Pizza (Bar, Cafe, Restaurant)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
3431 Airport Way S Seattle WA 98134
206-467-4466
Picky Eater says: I am a picky pizza eater. I love the roasted veggie, man it taste as good as it smells. Everything is fresh and made with love. The employees are a delight to visit with and give you the attention a More...
Sunfish (Restaurant)
  • 4.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2800 Alki Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
206-938-4112
Jezebel says: The price goes up a tad every year and I always wince and then love every bite. Totally worth it. Grilled halibut falls right off the skewers, jumbo shrimp, big green peppers and lightly browned onions, fries. Oh my god. More...
Szechuan Noodle Bowl (Restaurant)
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
420 Eighth Ave S Seattle WA 98104
206-623-4198
CPN says: First the meh, and then the great. I really do love this place, however I don't see what the fuss is over the scallion pancakes. I've always thought they were kind of dry and tasteless. Also, which isn't a big More...
Tilth (Restaurant)
  • 4.58000/5 Stars.
(based on 12 reader reviews)
1411 N 45th St Seattle WA 98103
206-633-0801
lilbee says: We've had dinner at Tilth 2 times and both times we've had great food and wonderful service. I can't wait to go again. More...
Tokyo Garden (Restaurant)
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
4337 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-632-2014
mouth_feel says: Tokyo Garden popped my teriyaki cherry when I moved to Seattle in 1999, and it has remained my favorite place to eat grilled chicken, ever since. The teriyaki sauce is thick, smoky and sweet and the rice sticks together like More...
Tommy Gun (Bar)
  • 4.80000/5 Stars.
(based on 10 reader reviews)
1703 E Olive Way Seattle WA 98102
206-323-4866
Avril says: Great place with fabulous cocktails! We all had a great time and the staff was friendly and prompt. Check it out. More...
Vegan Garden (Restaurant)
  • 4.55000/5 Stars.
(based on 11 reader reviews)
1228 S Jackson St Seattle WA 98144
206-726-8669
S says: I highly recommend it. I had dim sum and everything was flavorful and delicious. More...
  • 4.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
433 Eastlake Ave E Seattle WA 98109
206-382-4467
PBR with my single malt says: The place is an electic mix of the punk element that loved the previous incarnation of this place and a crowd I would only describe as "hipster lite". There's a level of friendly chatter I've not seen in other bars. More...
  • 4.92000/5 Stars.
(based on 13 reader reviews)
636 SW 152nd St Ste F Burien WA 98166
206-244-VINO
Ryan says: This place has a relaxed atmosphere, great wines and beers by the glass. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and this is definitely worth the visit More...

Theater and Performance

5th Avenue Theatre (Theater)
  • 1.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1308 Fifth Ave Seattle WA 98101
206-625-1900

Lily Tomlin

From her star-making antics on Laugh-In to her Oscar- nominated turn in Robert Altman's Nashville to her one-woman Broadway smash The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe to the TV and film projects that continue to keep her More...
ACT Theatre (Arts Center, Theater)
  • 3.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
700 Union St Seattle WA 98101
206-292-7676
katzey says: Judging by their persistent laughter, the audience loved "First Date" from its opening scene. This ACT world-premiere musical is modern, clever, and very topical -- definitely not a throwback to old time, schmaltzy extravaganzas. With only seven cast members, several More...
Annex Theatre (Theater)
  • 4.38000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
1100 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
206-728-0933
CSpoke says: Streamlined since last weekend, “Money Changes Everything” is now a tighter show, and much more enjoyable. There is a real sense of inertia in the first act as the plotters of the poorly conceived Loomis Fargo “Hillbilly Heist” of 1997 More...
ArtsWest (Gallery, Theater)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
4711 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
206-938-0339
Jocelyn Viig says: Great looking show. Very talented photographers! They all have a very unique perspective and creativity. More...
Can Can (Bar, Cabaret, Restaurant)
  • 2.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
93 Pike St, Suite 307 Seattle WA 98101
206-652-0832
jennygirl says: The show is absolutely amazing at this place. The performers are brilliant and sexy. It's unlike anything I've ever seen, and I spent the whole time entranced. Read the other reviews... paying for VIP is well worth it, you want More...
  • 3.67000/5 Stars.
(based on 3 reader reviews)
4916 Rainier Ave S Seattle WA 98118
206-723-0088
juan says: What a jewel! This is a great, intimate place to see a show and have a cocktail. Candle-lit tables, brick walls, velvet curtains. The sound is really good and they have a multitrack recording studio and video production capability too. More...
Henry Art Gallery (Auditorium, Bookstore, Cafe, Gallery, Museum)
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St Seattle WA 98195
206-543-2280

'Shadows of a Fleeting World'

The Seattle Camera Club, formed in 1924, was not your run-of-the-mill Sunday photographers klatch: It was a group formed by 37 male Japanese immigrants, and eventually—though it only existed for five years—it came to include the best early photographers in More...
Intiman Theater (Bumbershoot Stage, Theater)
  • 2.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
201 Mercer St Seattle WA 98108
206-269-1900
Davie says: I just saw All My Sons at Intiman and was impressed by the thoughtful and subtle social commentary the casting choices made and I greatly appreciated the size of the space. It felt like the audience was one cohesive group. More...
Jet City Improv (Club, Movie Theater, Theater)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
5510 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-352-8291
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
2220 NW Market St Seattle WA 98107
800-838-3006
dave says: I had a great time. There are always at least a few outstanding actors, plus the support is always well done. Plays run a long, however the plot is still enticing. Talent is everywhere in this progressive city. This is More...
Market Theater (Theater)
1428 Post Alley Seattle WA 98181
206-587-2414

Bloody Weird

Combine weirdo standups and an honest-to-badass live slasher movie made up in front of your eyes by improv supergroup Blood Squad, and what do you get? SOMETHING A BRITISH MAN WOULD LOVE SAYING. Also an extreme run-on sentence. Visit www.weekoffun.com More...
New City Theater (Theater)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1404 18th Ave Seattle WA 98122
271-4430
CSpoke says: I have to admit that had I seen either the Pinter ("Landscape") or Beckett ("Eh Joe") piece on its own I would not have been terribly impressed. This is almost a sort of one-act bigotry that I am saddled with, More...
Odd Fellows Hall (Arts Center, Movie Theater, Theater)
  • 1.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
915 E Pine St, Ste 200 Seattle WA 98122
324-7263
On the Boards (Theater)
100 W Roy St Seattle WA 98119
206-217-9888

Hump 4: The Films

For all the details on HUMP! times and tickets, click here. THE GREAT HUMPKIN United States, 2008, 4 minutes The heartbreaking story of a love triangle involving a man, a woman, and a minipumpkin. The director uses stop-motion animation to More...
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
2222 Second Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-382-4250
CSpoke says: I was happy to discover that John Longenbaugh’s “Arcana” has about as much to do with tarot card hokum as Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” has to do with astrological hokum. In both cases the popular superstitions are mere jumping off More...
Seattle Children's Theatre (Arts Center, Auditorium, Movie Theater, Theater)
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
201 Thomas St Seattle WA 98109
206-441-3322
kirklander says: This was a very unexpected "EXPERIENCE" at the Seattle Children's Theatre. Definitely geared toward the older child (12+) and all adults. It was an introduction to the dynamic culture and expressive art of Iran, but could have been from any More...
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
7312 W Green Lake Dr N Seattle WA 98103
206-524-1300
EddieJ says: This play and its actors stirred up every emotion one can imagine. Being in a situation much like the two brother; care takers of their father, I felt every bit of the anger, love, concern, dedication and frustration that was More...
155 Mercer St, Seattle Center Seattle WA 98109
206-443-2222

'Of Mice and Men'

Yeah, I know—Of Mice and Men isn't exactly the kind of daring new work we normally get excited about. But this production smashes together some of the best theater talent in the city: scenic design by Stranger Genius Jennifer Zeyl; More...
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts (Arts Center, Gallery, Theater)
901 12th Ave Seattle WA
296-2244
SOIL (Gallery, Movie Theater)
112 Third Ave S Seattle WA 98104
206-264-8061

Chauney Peck

Chauney Peck's A Powerful New God Is Coming resembles a solar flare; something is breaking apart, in a spray of brightly colored strips of cut vinyl on white paper. How it will come back together again, or whether it will More...
Teatro ZinZanni (Cabaret, Circus Tent, Supperclub, Theater)
  • 2.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
222 Mercer St Seattle WA
206-802-0015
The Triple Door Theater and Musicquarium Lounge (Bar, Cabaret, Restaurant, Supperclub, Symphony Hall, Theater)
  • 3.60000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
216 Union St Seattle WA 98101
206-838-4333
shermanswhiplash says: While it was expensive it is a great palce ot see a show. I went for SIFF this year and had a blast. The staff was very accomadating and polite. The drinks were great too. More...
Theater Schmeater (Theater)
  • 3.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
2125 3rd Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-324-5801
Neal Simon says: I enjoyed the play. It made me think & laugh. Great performances by all. More...
Washington Ensemble Theatre (Gallery, Theater)
608 19th Ave E Seattle Washington 98112
206-325-5105

'RoboPop!'

This isn't the first time Washington Ensemble Theatre has staged a play without words: Next Tuesday, from 2005, was a day in the life of a sidewalk in front of a brownstone. RoboPop! looks to a future technopolis where humans More...

The Arts

ACT Theatre (Arts Center, Theater)
  • 3.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
700 Union St Seattle WA 98101
206-292-7676
CSpoke says: UMO's 'El Dorado' is exquisite, voluptuous, randy, brain-scrambling, unmissable fun!! This kind of eloquent nonsense is more rare than diamonds. It’s a gift from another dimension; it’s a twelve-footed altered state of consciousness; it’s a dream that stays for breakfast. More...
5107 Ballard Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-789-6242

'The Strong, Star-Bright Companions'

Ellen Lesperance—the artist Seattle Art Museum chose as its 2010 Betty Bowen Award winner—is originally from a hippieish family in Seattle's University District and lives in the latter-day utopic city of Portland. Needless to say, she's familiar with the excitement More...
ArtsWest (Gallery, Theater)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
4711 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
206-938-0339
anon says: This production is fantastic -- well acted, well designed, well directed. It does justice to a remarkable script and is well worth the jaunt to West Seattle. It's honestly the best theater production I've seen in this city in years More...
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
425-519-0770
Rennie says: Great! Great! Great!
Bluebottle Gallery (Gallery)
415 E Pine St Seattle Washington 98122
206-325-1592
Davidson Galleries (Gallery)
313 Occidental Ave S Seattle Washington 98104
206-624-1324
Easy Street Records (Cafe, Club, Music Store)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
4559 California Ave SW Seattle Washington 98116
206-938-3279
6701 Greenwood Ave N Seattle Washington 98103
206-782-0355

Last Hurrah at Francine Seders

The star of today’s art reception is this Old-World-charming gallery itself. It’s been operated for 47—47—years by the tremendously civilized Frenchwoman Francine Seders, now 80 years old. She’s got subtle taste in art, she’s never catered to the wealthy, and More...
Frye Art Museum (Cafe, Museum)
704 Terry Ave Seattle WA 98104
206-622-9250

'Ming Wong: Life of Imitation'

Singapore, where the artist Ming Wong is from, is racially mixed, chiefly Chinese, Indian, and Malay. One of every two or three people in the country is a foreigner—Singapore was declared the most "globalized" country in the world in 2001. More...
Garde Rail Gallery (Gallery)
110 Third Ave S Seattle Washington 98104
206-621-1055
212 Third Ave S Seattle Washington 98104
206-624-0770

'Hit the North'

Victoria Haven is so awesome that she's having two shows to kick off 2011, one in Seattle and one in Portland. Her Seattle opening tonight is also the release party for an awesome book about her, full of images and More...
Howard House (Gallery)
604 Second Ave Seattle Washington 98104
206-256-6399

Sean Johnson

The china cabinet is no longer leaning securely: It's plastered up on the wall with red tape, pitching toward the floor, its doors flung open. There's a maze of broken white china on the floor, and the few remaining cups More...
604 Second Ave Seattle Washington 98104
206-903-6220

Margot Quan Knight

All in one season, she was hit by a car, dazzled by a strobe-lit dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet, and suddenly aware of her mother's aging. That's when this young Seattle artist began to develop. For her second solo show More...
Lawrimore Project (Gallery)
117 S Main St, Suite 101 Seattle Washington 98134
206-501-1231

Cris Bruch

The center of Cris Bruch's small new show is a haunting object that looks like a windowless burka made of wood strips. It is tightly and perfectly rounded at the top, but at its base, its form undulates, as though More...
Odd Fellows Hall (Arts Center, Movie Theater, Theater)
  • 1.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
915 E Pine St, Ste 200 Seattle WA 98122
324-7263
Open Satellite (Gallery)
989 112 Ave NE Ste 102 Bellevue WA 98004
425-454-7355
Photographic Center Northwest (Arts Center, Gallery, School)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 3 reader reviews)
900 12th Ave Seattle Washington 98122
206-720-7222
Anthony H says: The digital lab at the Photographic Center has been a great find. After buying a reasonable yearly membership, access to all labs is just $10 an hour. Printing costs additional, but the total cost is less than most advanced labs. More...
Platform Gallery (Gallery)
114 Third Ave S Seattle WA 98104
206-323-2808

'Was the Return Easier Than the Getting Here?'

Illinois-based artist Melissa Pokorny took her camera deep into caves, underwater grottoes, and forest glades in Missouri and Kentucky. But these places were not untouched, they were adapted for tourism, so the pictures are weird: stacks and stacks of red More...
Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St Seattle WA 98122
206-654-3100

Wang Huaiqing

The Seattle Asian Art Museum says this contemporary Chinese artist's paintings are beyond politics, which is a place I don't believe exists. But here's what does exist: red paint so gorgeous it makes you forget you have a body, let More...
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts (Arts Center, Gallery, Theater)
901 12th Ave Seattle WA
296-2244
SOIL (Gallery, Movie Theater)
112 Third Ave S Seattle WA 98104
206-264-8061

Chauney Peck

Chauney Peck's A Powerful New God Is Coming resembles a solar flare; something is breaking apart, in a spray of brightly colored strips of cut vinyl on white paper. How it will come back together again, or whether it will More...
Suyama Space (Gallery)
2324 Second Ave Seattle Washington 98121
206-256-0809

Claudia Fitch

What you imagine is that the second you leave the room, the giant white arm attached to the wall—the one with the great, terrible chrome eye dangling from it like a poisonous flower (the subtitle of this art is Nightshade)—begins More...
Washington Ensemble Theatre (Gallery, Theater)
608 19th Ave E Seattle Washington 98112
206-325-5105

'Babs the Dodo'

It seems like longtime local actor Marty Mukhalian was born to play the title role in Babs the Dodo. The play is a gently surreal, melancholy new comedy about a host on a home-shopping TV network, Babs Gillespie. She has More...
Western Bridge (Arts Center, Gallery)
3412 Fourth Ave S Seattle WA 98134
206-838-7444

'Light in Darkness'

A neat pile sits on the floor of the gallery. All its elements relate: kindling and recent newspapers, lightbulbs, a set of burner elements, a couple of tea light candles. These were all the sources of light in a cabin More...
110 Union St #200 Seattle Washington 98101
206-587-6501

Bars and Clubs

Baltic Room (Bar, Club)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 3 reader reviews)
1207 Pine St Seattle WA 98101
206-625-4444
Jane Hamlin says: I went here with my friend the other day and really liked it. We came during the day for the coffee shop but happily the bar was open too. I got a drip coffee and he got a beer and More...
Can Can (Bar, Cabaret, Restaurant)
  • 2.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
93 Pike St, Suite 307 Seattle WA 98101
206-652-0832
drinkgirl says: best bartender in town is zach! i know the shows are great but i i just love sitting at the bar. go when you can watch that guy make you an old school cocktail! More...
Central Saloon (Bar, Club)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
207 First Ave S #1 Seattle WA 98104
206-622-0209
beer wench says: This is the best bar in Seattle! There are hot women behind the bar with a lot of attitude, rude bouncers, sticky floors and scary bathrooms. If you're into dive bars, this is it! More...
Chop Suey (Bar, Club)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1325 E Madison St Seattle WA 98122
206-324-8005
aleus says: As a frequent patron of live music shows in Seattle (electronic to rock typically), my favorite place to see a band is Chop Suey. The sound there is just great, very "full", best in Seattle IMO. The venue is just More...
Comet (Bar, Club, Restaurant)
  • 3.80000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
922 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
206-322-9272
greg says: Ive seen 'new favorite bands' for the first time at the comet multiple times. They book good shows (generally). The atmosphere is charming without being gimicky and definitely on the 'dive' end of things. More...
Conor Byrne (Bar, Club)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
5140 Ballard Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-784-3640
Framil says: Great bar! But please believe on the other comments. I will hate to see all of you there and no place for me to seat and enjoy it! More...
Contour (Bar, Club, Restaurant)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
807 First Ave Seattle Washington 98104
206-447-7704
Shop Girl says: This has to be the best happy hour in Seattle. Really in expensive, but good food, great drink specials, and best of all it's until 8pm daily except on Friday's where happy hour last until 9pm, GREAT!!!! More...
Easy Street Records (Cafe, Club, Music Store)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
4559 California Ave SW Seattle Washington 98116
206-938-3279
El Corazón (Bar, Club)
  • 1.72000/5 Stars.
(based on 39 reader reviews)
109 Eastlake Ave E Seattle WA 98109
206-381-3094
Mandypants says: This place is pure old school Metal...brutal by nature, with chainsaw and a "daddy's little girl" bib ...they will force feed the bullshit that spews from your mouth right back down your yuppie ass throat...they (bouncers and staff) have MUCH More...
Havana (Bar, Club)
  • 2.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
1010 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
(206) 323-CUBA
I'mMoving says: Your best bet at Havana is during the week. The weekend crowd is a little rowdy and strange. Try HotelMotel on Tuesday nights for a killer dance party. The drinks are reasonable, the place is beautiful, and the staff is More...
High Dive (Bar, Club)
  • 4.21000/5 Stars.
(based on 24 reader reviews)
513 N 36th Ave Seattle WA 98103
206-632-0212
huh says: Obviously the reviewer below doesn't have a lot of experience playing shows.... 50 people x 5 dollars = 250 dollars. Door gets a little over ten per hour and sound guy gets 100 so... Bands split the remaining fifty bucks. More...
Jazz Alley (Bar, Club, Supperclub)
  • 2.83000/5 Stars.
(based on 6 reader reviews)
2033 Sixth Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-441-9729
dys says: I'm amazed by the venue every time I catch a show at Jazz Alley. Unfortunately, to get the best tables you should show up for dinner beforehand -- which means having to eat the overpriced and unappealing food. I'm headed More...
Little Red Hen (Bar, Club)
  • 2.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
7115 Woodlawn Ave NE Seattle WA 98115
206-522-1168
514 says: When I get a little nostalgic for my days in rural Missouri I go to the Little Red Hen. The sight of cowboy hats and boots doesn't elicit fear and concern of getting my ass kicked like it did in More...
Nectar (Bar, Club, Restaurant)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
412 N 36th St Seattle WA 98103
206-632-2020
Joe says: Truly hard to top. Fantastic pizza, cheap beer and typically great servers. More...
Neumos (Bar, Club)
925 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
206-709-9442

Caribou

With his latest album, Swim, Caribou's polymath producer, Dan Snaith, largely ditches the psych-pop of previous albums, dips his toes into Arthur Russell's downtown NYC dance waters, and comes up with some ecstatically moving, moody electro. Snaith combines electronic and More...
Parlor Ultra Lounge (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300 Bellevue WA 98004
425-289-7000
Re-bar (Bar)
1114 Howell St Seattle WA 98101
206-233-9873

Collide-O-Scope

From the men responsible for Dina Martina's killer videos comes this bimonthly showcase of found-video delights, artfully assembled around a theme and projected onto the big screen for four mind-bending hours. Tonight's theme: subliminal messages, from song-and-dance propaganda to Christian More...
Showbox at the Market (Bar, Club)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1426 First Ave Seattle WA 98101
628-3151
Scrabbleship says: I don't expect beer to be cheap at concerts unless it's at my friends house. I don't expect cocktails to be cheap, either. It's because I live in a city in the year 2009. But, I've bought less cocktails for More...
Showbox Sodo (Bar, Club)
  • 2.10000/5 Stars.
(based on 10 reader reviews)
1700 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134
206-652-0444
wallopin' bob says: I've attended and played shows at this venue. It's a great place that would do a much larger business if it were more centrally located. Staff and management are very professional and friendly and the drink and food menus leave More...
Studio Seven (Bar, Club)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
110 S Horton Seattle WA 98134
206-286-1312
AG says: Go if you are cool
Sunset Tavern (Bar, Club)
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
5433 Ballard Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-784-4880
chesh says: I've only ever been to this place for Kung Fu Grindhouse, so remember that this review is only applicable for Grindhouse nights. Pros: -Friendly barstaff -Fun atmosphere -Good drinks Cons: -Small -Seating is not the most comfortable -Dirty (in a More...
The Triple Door Theater and Musicquarium Lounge (Bar, Cabaret, Restaurant, Supperclub, Symphony Hall, Theater)
  • 3.60000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
216 Union St Seattle WA 98101
206-838-4333
shermanswhiplash says: While it was expensive it is a great palce ot see a show. I went for SIFF this year and had a blast. The staff was very accomadating and polite. The drinks were great too. More...
Tractor Tavern (Bar, Club)
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 6 reader reviews)
5213 Ballard Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-789-3599
tallman1972 says: Saw Marc Broussard 2 nights ago at the Tractor. Great show! Very WEAK opening act. The guy who opened for Marc was Matt Hires. Wanna be country boy. Horrible voice, great guitar player and EXCELLENT whistling skills(out of the side More...
Trinity (Bar, Club)
  • 3.67000/5 Stars.
(based on 3 reader reviews)
111 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104
206-447-4140
Cindy Mcgough says: This place is amazing usually playing 3 genres of music with 2 floors. The card room and blue room are cool and the main dancefloor is huge and packed on Fridays and Saturday. I always go here because the security More...
Vera Project (Club)
Republican St and Warren Ave N Seattle WA 98109
206-956-8372

Growing, Eric Copeland

If anyone is going to blow the doors of perception clean off the hinges of Seattle's underagers (and 21+s), it's going to be Brooklyn's Growing and Eric Copeland. Growing have been moving in the direction of Copeland's band Black Dice: More...

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