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
broadway dweller says: i'm new to eating sushi alone. someone broke me in... and now i try to do it alone as much as possible. i sat at the bar for the first time here. the chef was really nice and helped me 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
Nick says: We are lucky enough to live a couple of blocks from this little gem of a place so it has become a standard on Mondays and their small plates. We just order one of everything. We've eaten at the supper More...
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2722 E Cherry St Seattle WA 98122
206-322-1019
antidisestablish says: Very happy. I went there with a friend; neither of us had been there before. We shared a veggie combo platter which was the perfect amount of food for both of us. The service was very fast and very friendly. More...
Bandits Bar (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
159 Denny Way Seattle WA 98109
206-443-5447
ago says: Fresh squeeze greyhounds. Tamales. Queso. Old school western in the background. What else does a girl need? Go there. More...
Bengal Tiger (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
6509 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98115
206-985-0041
Lemurjump says: Fabulous food! I've been with 8 people and we split 8 dishes all supurb. The lamb bhuna is so wonderful, I have trouble writing about it since I'm not there now and I crave it. One time the service was More...
By's Drive-In (Restaurant)
  • 4.57000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
2901 Fourth Ave S Seattle Washington 98134
206-622-9901
Larry L says: burgers are great...fries a little greasy. Milkshakes are made by hand with real ice cream and milk...good buy. Very friendly and comfortable place. More...
Cafe Vignole (Cafe, Restaurant)
  • 4.86000/5 Stars.
(based on 14 reader reviews)
9252 57th Ave S Seattle Washington 98118
206-721-2267
Aurelian says: Saturday, March 29th was Café Vignole's closing night. Which is a shame. I've been to both Vignole and Mario Batali's Babbo in New York this year, and depending on the dish, Sandro can give Mario a run for his money. More...
College Inn Pub (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 12 reader reviews)
4006 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-634-2307
broadway dweller says: the owner is well known among the regulars as he will often hang out, play pool, or have a beer. the clique here is friendly, but don't overlook that 80% of the people you see here know eachother. the grinders More...
Crest (Movie Theater)
  • 4.86000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
16505 Fifth Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155
206-363-6339
kalama says: Cheap and old timey. Go see a movie there, but don't bring large obnoxious groups of friends or teeny-boppers, because I want it to continue to not suck. More...
Dahlia Lounge (Bar, Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2001 Fourth Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-682-4142
jabberwockgirl says: Coconut creme pie. But I'll continue. Get it. Eat it. Admire the toasted chunks of coconut. I have never had better, and I have had much, much worse. If you feel motivated, eat something else-- Dahlia is well worth the 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
Joh says: Maybe if no-one goes, it will go out of business and I can cold turkey my Memo's addiction. I can't stop. Help me, it's so good and cheap.... More...
  • 4.60000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
2110 N 55th St Seattle WA 98103
206-547-0335
chilla flavor says: What's the record for mighty O donuts eaten within 1.5 hrs. I know some guys that have eaten 12 or 13ish. I have a friend that claims he could eat 15. I don't believe him. What say you mighty O More...
Pecos Pit BBQ (Restaurant)
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2260 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134
206-623-0629
Verhexen says: This is absolutely fantastic BBQ. The pork is smoky and tender and the beef brisket is even better. Very generous meat-to-bread ratio. My only complaint would be that I wish there were more side items to choose from, but the More...
Remedy Teas (Cafe)
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
345 15th Ave E Seattle WA 98102
206-323-4832
missymissy says: I love tea, and I love 15th. The staff at Remedy are so kind, have so much interesting information about tea to share and they make some tasty snacks to boot. What more could I ask for? 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
zukes says: I have yet to be disappointed by SoDo and I have been a loyal customer for about five years. I love their pizza and I LOVE their cookies. The staff is fantastic and the food is a guaranteed yumfest. My More...
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
1635 E Olive Way Seattle WA 98102
206-860-0916
thisRobot says: beer and battleship
Sunfish (Restaurant)
  • 4.50000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
2800 Alki Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
206-938-4112
VespaGuy says: I have been a longtime fan of Sunfish. As pointed out by the other reviewers, the fish is light, fresh and oh-so-tasty, the fries are fresh cut (say no to Sysco!), and the chowder is a treat. The 'cash only' More...
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
21630 Seventh Pl South Des Moines WA 98189
206-878-1205
Incredibly Thai food in Romantic Setting says: I really love this place. It is so romantic and so great great food and service. The lovely baby grand piano and the love song that "Gloria McBeth" play bright flovors for the spring. If you love Thai food, this 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...
Thanh Vi (Cafe, Restaurant)
  • 4.71000/5 Stars.
(based on 7 reader reviews)
4226 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
206-633-7867
Mr. X says: Great food, nice people, and they have Sriracha, chili garlic sauce, AND homemade hot chili oil. Need I say more? More...
The Barbeque Pit (Restaurant)
  • 4.60000/5 Stars.
(based on 10 reader reviews)
2509 E Cherry St Seattle WA 98122
206-724-0005
reverend dr dj riz says: it's gonna give jones and rl's a run for they money... $1 polish to boot ?.. shoot 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...
Vegan Garden (Restaurant)
  • 4.55000/5 Stars.
(based on 11 reader reviews)
1228 S Jackson St Seattle WA 98144
206-726-8669
Emily says: Best Pho in town! Fresh veggies, great spices, wonderful people working there! YUMMMMMMY! More...
  • 4.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
433 Eastlake Ave E Seattle WA 98109
206-382-4467
Cascade resident says: Just what this neighborhood needed! My wife & I recently moved to the area & were pleased to find the Victory Lounge one night. Their attention to detail, from customer service to the great cocktails, was totally on point! I More...
  • 4.92000/5 Stars.
(based on 13 reader reviews)
636 SW 152nd St Ste F Burien WA 98166
206-244-VINO
lisa67chevelle says: Vino Bello is warm and inviting. The staff is knowledgable and is more than willing to make suggestions if you can't make up your mind. They have a large selection of wines and a moderate selection of bottled beer. Most 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
CSpoke says: “Project Orpheus” is an ingenious work, demanding and thrilling to watch. This dance drama includes a cigarette lighter, short stools, two tables that are transported to practically every square foot of the stage, a disco ball, microphones, an arts grant More...
Annex Theatre (Theater)
  • 4.38000/5 Stars.
(based on 8 reader reviews)
1100 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
206-728-0933
pjane says: We were there on opening night, which is always a risk. One may experience the thrill, excitement and anxiety that the performers do when the curtain rises on a wonderful new show, and/or one might experience a play that needs 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...
Can Can (Bar, Cabaret, Restaurant)
  • 2.88000/5 Stars.
(based on 16 reader reviews)
93 Pike St, Ste 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...
  • 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
Lungard says: Fantastic late night alt-comedy comedy show every Friday night at 11 at Live Girls. All-ages plus they have a bar?! More...
Market Theater (Theater)
1428 Post Alley Seattle WA 98181
206-587-2414

'Nietzsche! The Musical'

It takes a special kind of intelligence to be a serious scholar of the West's most misunderstood philosopher and distill his ideas into musical comedy. Local writer Jeremy Richards juggles Friedrich's life, ideas, confused legacy (he's been accused of everything More...
New City Theater (Theater)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1406 18th Ave Seattle WA 98122
206-271-4430
Ki Gottberg says: The theater is on 18th and Union. The map shows it on Broadway. Wrong. 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
206-324-7263
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

'Speech & Debate'

Despite its three high-school protagonists (one's out, one's closeted, and one's pregnant) and its after-school-special plot points (a teacher who molests his students, censorship at the school paper), Speech & Debate isn't an issues play. It's a sprawling, highly charged More...
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts (Arts Center, Gallery, Theater)
901 12th Ave Seattle WA
206-296-2244
Teatro ZinZanni (Cabaret, Circus Tent, Supperclub, Theater)
  • 2.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
222 Mercer St Seattle WA
206-802-0015
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

'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...

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
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...
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...
  • 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

'Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History'

Tim Rollins is the conceptual artist who had this concept: Through art, kids who were totally marginalized in the South Bronx would gain not only a place in the world but knowledge, too—and it worked. He started teaching art in More...
Ghost Gallery (Gallery)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
504 E Denny Way Seattle Washington 98122
206-832-6063
Support says: Ghost is open Wed-Fri 12-8pm, and Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Thanks! More...
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...
Henry Art Gallery (Auditorium, Bookstore, Cafe, Gallery, Museum)
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St Seattle WA 98195
206-543-2280

Henry Open House

Collage is, as Max Ernst described it, the noble conquest of the irrational. Every time the Henry turns over its galleries, it stages a giant, swarmy collage of a party. This one involves hot dogs, cupcakes, beer, video from the 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

'Into the Void: The Battle of the Martyr as Told by Ingres'

Chicago heroes Davis + Langlois are making their Seattle debut with an installation of paintings—they execute everything together but use classical techniques—revolving around a story "narrated" by the neoclassical French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (he of the famous/infamous, impossibly 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...
Olympic Sculpture Park (Museum, Park)
2901 Western Ave Seattle WA 98121
206-654-3100

Happenings at the Sculpture Park!

After enduring three and a half years of near-total deadness at the Olympic Sculpture Park, I am inordinately overjoyed (is that redundant? I AM SO INORDINATELY OVERJOYED THAT I DON'T CARE!) at what's going down there now. The highlight is More...
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

'Firefall'

Michael Schall's pencil drawings are perfect specimens of nature perverted. They are so meticulously executed that they're almost threateningly credible, and the rest of their quiet menace comes from the fact that their outré scenes are familiar. The day I More...
Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St Seattle WA 98122
206-654-3100

Seattle Art Museum’s First Ai Weiwei Piece Is Baubles

Ai Weiwei’s Colored Vases appeared at Seattle Asian Art Museum on April 5, quivering, just waiting to be smashed. Poor vases. Their cheerful, rainbow-candy appearance is so dumb it’s almost touching. They’re baubles with hidden stories, stories that go back More...
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts (Arts Center, Gallery, Theater)
901 12th Ave Seattle WA
206-296-2244
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, Ste 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
Meems says: Great atmosphere! Cheap tap beer and shots and a hilarious Scorpions tribute band topped off my experience at the Central...it is recommended that you avoid the ladies bathrooms unless you are wasted. More...
Chop Suey (Bar, Club)
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1325 E Madison St Seattle WA 98122
206-324-8005
Pr0t0 says: Great staff, good sound, all kinds of different shows from local to international acts from electronic to hip-hop to rock and metal etc.. The location is great and I've never seen a bad show there... More...
Comet (Bar, Club, Restaurant)
  • 3.80000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
922 E Pike St Seattle WA 98122
206-322-9272
ebath1313 says: Can't say the music was very good. Drinks were plentiful, and the door guy was quite...entertaining/intriguing:) I would go back, especially considering that the place was surrounded by gay bars. Not so much my scene - but the door guy More...
Contour (Bar, Club, Restaurant)
  • 4.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
807 First Ave Seattle Washington 98104
206-447-7704
CalvinG says: Contour has always been DJ's favorite place to play in Seattle. I always hear the most amazing sets by DJ's from all around the globe. The crowd is eclectic and changes depending on the night. The bar staff has been More...
Crocodile (Bar, Club)
  • 3.25000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
2200 Second Ave Seattle WA 98121
info@thecrocodile.com
Sound is me says: I am willing to predict that U.S.E. is going to sound amazing w/ the new sound system!! 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
plastikstar says: I've been to El Corazón twice now and found both times to be very enjoyable. I had no problem getting my press pass either time - the guy working the front even personally walked me to the side stage and 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
sfe6fer8a says: This is my first time here. Lost a 20-month old son to hepatoblastoma 10 yrs ago. Another friend is now in final days. Does anyone have opinions on this treatment of hydrogen-peroxide therapy? I have read quite a bit and 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...
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
Little Red Hen (Bar, Club)
  • 2.75000/5 Stars.
(based on 4 reader reviews)
7115 Woodlawn Ave NE Seattle WA 98115
206-522-1168
The Wandering Drunk says: Another great old bar, built in the 1960s, years before the out of state developers and condo nazis moved in. Personally I'm surprised "The Hen" hasn't landed on the Mayors hit list if nothing else because the cowboy painted on 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

Sebadoh, Quasi

Neumos blossoms into a melodic noise paradise with the return of Sebadoh, regrouped to bang out tracks from their well-loved/recently-reissued 1990s records Bakesale (home of the killer "Careful" and "Together or Alone") and Harmacy. Rounding out the bill and bringing 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

Dina Martina: 'Live at Re-bar's Place!'

One reason I love America: Our inexhaustible hunger for fatuous garbage guarantees that genius drag parodist Dina Martina will stay stocked with fresh material until we're all dead. Another reason I love America: Dina Martina, whose universally heralded psycho-comedy—incorporating film, More...
Showbox at the Market (Bar, Club)
  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 2 reader reviews)
1426 First Ave Seattle WA 98101
206-628-3151
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
dragonrider says: This Band Was Awesome
Tractor Tavern (Bar, Club)
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 6 reader reviews)
5213 Ballard Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
206-789-3599
MsCourtneyRocks says: Went on the 27th just to get out. Loved it. Good venue to boot. Good bands. Good range of people. and GREAT PBR!!!!! More...
Trinity (Bar, Club)
  • 3.67000/5 Stars.
(based on 3 reader reviews)
111 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104
206-447-4140
Forrest says: We go there every Friday night!! Amazing people, friendly staff and sexy people. 3 rooms for whatever style you are looking for. More...
  • 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...
Vera Project (Club)
Republican St and Warren Ave N Seattle WA 98109
206-956-8372

Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, U.S.F.

Recent years have seen a wave of young musicians making soft, sample-heavy electronic music that takes pains to sound lo-fi and lower in ambition—chill, even. With the same tools used to make the state-of-the-art-sounding stuff, these acts create gauze and More...

Movie Theaters

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
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
206-324-7263
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...
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...

Libraries and Bookstores

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...

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