Capitol Hill Nightlife 1, Seattle (Self Guided)

Capitol Hill is the well-known gay neighborhood in Seattle. It offers a large variety of nightlife options. Whether you’re in the mood for trendy dance clubs, chill nightspots, or simply a cocktail night out with your friends Capitol Hill's nightlife is varied enough for anybody to find one that fits. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Seattle.
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Capitol Hill Nightlife 1 Map

Guide Name: Capitol Hill Nightlife 1
Guide Location: USA » Seattle (See other walking tours in Seattle)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: doris

1) Lo-Fi

From a relatively modest entrance, guests to Lo-Fi will find that its dark hallway leads to a spacious dance floor and performance space. Its impressive interior also includes a balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle below, which happens to sport a fantastic view of Seattle’s Space Needle as an added bonus. A bevy of underground sounds can be heard here, featuring regular nights such as live soul on Wednesday evenings, Tuesday night hip hop sessions, Brit pop on Thursday evenings, and various events on the weekends which can include anything from DJ sets or live music performances with an emphasis on underground and alternative artists.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 pm – 2 am.

2) Re-bar

Providing a fantastic nightlife experience in Seattle for nearly two decades, Re-bar, on Howell Street in the Capitol Hill district, features an eclectic assortment of entertainment, including regular party nights and special events, throughout the month. Its variety of performances might include anything from DJ sets spinning house, hip hop, and more, live bands performing onstage, outrageous drag performances, and other cultural spectacles to entertain the mixed crowd that visits here. Re-bar is also heavily involved in the local art scene, presenting local talent in many forms including display of visual art, comedy acts, theater performances, and more.

Operation Hours: Daily: 6 pm - 2 am, Event Dates and Times Vary
Baltic Room Nightclub

3) Baltic Room Nightclub

A stylish nightlife establishment that can be found in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle, the Baltic features an impressive interior space decked out in dark wood and metalwork. This classy bar and club largely appeals to a hip crowd of young professionals looking to let loose for the evening. Fiber-optic stars twinkle from above as guests make their way through the various rooms of this club. The Baltic regularly attracts an assorted list of national and international talent, including live bands and DJ sets. A small sampling of artists to have performed here in the past include the Scissor Sisters, Grand Master Flash, Afrika Bambata, Thievery Corp, and more.

Operation Hours: Tuesday: 9 pm–2 am; Friday - Saturday: 8 pm - 4 am; Sunday: 9 pm – 2 am.
R Place

4) R Place

A longstanding establishment serving Seattle’s gay community, R Place has over the years transformed into a multi-level nightspot that attracts a mixed crowd to dance the night away. The lower level features the main bar, where guests mingle and socialize over drinks. The second floor features a living room-style space where guests can recline on the mod furniture and take in the inviting atmosphere. The third level is where guests DJs serve up the beats and patrons get down on the dance floor. R Place also regularly hosts drag shows, which pack in a good crowd, and feature male go go dancers to spice up the party atmosphere.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: 4 pm – 2 am; Saturday – Sunday: 2 pm – 2 am
Century Ballroom

5) Century Ballroom

A classy establishment that aims to bring an element of sophistication to the thriving Seattle nightlife scene, the Century Ballroom features a regular schedule of dance nights where guests can enjoy drinks, dining, and strutting their stuff on its generous 2000 square foot dance floor. A variety of live bands accompany the crowd of dancers, featuring a range of styles including swing, salsa, tap, tango, burlesque, and more. Helpful pointers on a range of dance styles are provided by veterans early in the evening on dance nights, and the Century Ballroom also provides full-fledged dance lessons outside of events for those who are interested.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9 pm – 1 am

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