Seattle is a gorgeous, bustling city that’s home to a variety of great spots to grab a drink or listen to some live music. While Seattle doesn’t have the largest nightlife scene – especially when it comes to clubbing – there are still several memorable spots worth checking out after dark. Here are the top 10 nightlife spots in Seattle that are currently open and operating.
1. Tractor Tavern
Tractor Tavern is a notable music venue and bar in the city. You can look forward to seeing shows here by both local and traveling groups. Genres vary from rock to country music, making it a great option for those interested in hearing a variety of tunes. In addition to live music, you can also grab a drink at the bar with a visit here. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is currently required for entry to live shows.
2. Knee High Stocking Co.
Here’s a unique, memorable option. This speak-easy-themed cocktail bar features great drinks, equally great food, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. They are currently open to dine-in guests, however, reservations are required and can be made online.
Here’s another suggestion for those looking to experience Seattle’s vibrant music scene. This music venue features a bar as well as live shows. Live shows vary from local music artists to special events. Though the venue is currently hosting performances, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required to attend in-person events here.
4. The Hillside Bar
If you’re looking for a more low-key night out, consider heading over to the Hillside Bar in Capitol Hill. You can look forward to grabbing a drink or checking out the bar’s several entertainment options, which include pinball machines and pool. This is an especially great option if you’re looking for a chiller night out or a place to grab a drink after dinner with a group.
5. The Pink Door
Enjoy dinner, drinks, and live entertainment at The Pink Door. This eclectic spot commonly offers unique shows such as trapeze and cabaret performances. This makes it a great option for those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s not open as late as some of the other options on this list – the last call for the bar is 11:30 – however, its unique environment makes it worth mentioning. Proof of vaccination (vaccination card and ID) is currently required for entry.
6. Q Nightclub
While Seattle may not be known for its clubbing scene, Q Nightclub is one of the city’s most notable nightclubs. You can look forward to enjoying drinks, dancing, and music with a visit here. The club is currently open, with face masks required indoors per Washington state mandate.
7. The Underground
Geared towards EDM music, The Underground is another notable nightclub in Seattle. Featuring a bar, dance floor, and live DJs, you can look forward to a fun and memorable night out at The Underground.
8. The Icebox
Another great option for those looking for a unique and fun night out, The Icebox features arcade games, pinball, and an outdoor beer garden. The outdoor aspect makes it a great venue for those concerned about indoor events and social distancing as well.
9. The Pharmacy
This cozy cocktail bar is located in Pioneer Square. With its delicious drinks and 1960s themed decor, a visit here is sure to make a memorable night out. This is another great option for those looking for a great ambience and a more low-key vibe.
10. The Showbox
Another well-known and well-loved music venue in the city, the Showbox hosts both local artists and as well as big-name acts. The venue has been known as rock-centric but also features artists of other genres. In addition to live music, you can also look forward to grabbing a drink and a bite to eat at the venue’s bar and eatery.
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