Downtown Nightlife, Seattle (Self Guided)

Downtown is a very famous historic district in Seattle and offers a wide array of nightlife options where you can visit great nightclubs, trendy lounges and great bars. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Seattle Downtown.
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Downtown Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Downtown Nightlife
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: 1.5 km
Author: doris

1) Cowgirls

Reminiscent of the now-famous Coyote Ugly brand of drinking and entertainment, Cowgirls employs a similar formula to appeal to its mixed crowd of male and female guests. Featuring a menu of good food, an extensive list of beers from all over, and rock classics piping through the sound system, the all-female bar staff will regularly get up and dance on the bar to entertain the crowd, with the occasional female patron following suit on her table as well. Found in Seattle’s happening Pioneer Square, Cowgirls is conveniently located near both Qwest Field and Safeco Field, making it an ideal hangout before and after sporting events.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Friday: 5 pm – 2 am; Saturday: 6 pm - 2 am.
Trinity Nightclub

2) Trinity Nightclub

Trinity Nightclub claims to be one of Seattle's premier nightclubs. It offers two levels of amazing space with three unique rooms and a special VIP room. The Main Room is special for offering an old-world feeling thanks to its design. The Blue Room features a retro-modern style with royal blue and white accents. The nightclub's lounge is called the Card Room, which is design in a wonderful Asian style. The VIP Room offers a fully stocked bar, a private restroom and plush sitting areas.

3) Contour

Located in the bustling Pioneer Square, Contour attempts to bring the city’s nightlife to a whole new level, featuring a tempting menu of fine cuisine, high-end audio and visual entertainment, as well as some of the best DJ sets and live music in Seattle. Appetizers include taste sensations such as pumpkin ravioli, fried calamari, mahi-mahi sandwich, lamb kebabs, and more. Entertainment at Contour includes a variety of sounds, including industrial, funk, hip hop, trance, and more. During the early evening live jazz might also be heard at this fantastic venue. Contour is an active supporter of the Seattle music scene as evidenced by its bevy of local artists who perform on its stage throughout the week.

Operation Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 3 pm - 2 am; Saturday: 2 pm - 2 am; Monday: 3 pm–12 am; Tuesday: 3–9 pm.

4) Showbox

An iconic live music venue and host to a large number of legendary live acts throughout its long history, Showbox got its start way back in 1939. Its design still retains much of its original Art Deco style and is a testament to its enduring life. Its Green Room features Mexican food and cocktails, where guests can hang out before and after any one of its over two hundred annual shows. The esteemed list of performing artists to have graced Showbox’s stage over the decades is a diverse collection of acts, including Al Jolson, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dizzy Gillespe, the Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, Snoop Dogg, Pearl Jam, and many more.

Operation Hours: Green Room: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm; Monday - Saturday: 5 pm - 2 am; Event Dates and Times Vary
Alibi Room

5) Alibi Room

A multi-purpose space located Pike Place Market across the way in Post Alley from Seattle’s famous Gum Wall, Alibi Room serves as a restaurant by day that transforms into a nightclub during the evening. Run by a group of Seattle filmmakers, this establishment also works to support the local art scene, where local artists and writers regularly come to talk shop while enjoying expertly-crafted cocktails, including a range specialty vodka drinks in a speakeasy-style environment. Alibi Room also offers a wide selection of appetizers and an extensive wine list. Entertainment can include DJ sets or live bands from a wide range of styles.

Operation Hours: Daily: 11:30 pm – 2 am

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