3700 East Valley Road
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: (425) 251-9591
Fax: (425) 251-0340
3700 East Valley Road , Renton, WA, US, 98055
- Phone: (425) 251-9591
- Fax: (425) 251-0340
Located in Pioneer Square, this is one of the oldest pubs in Seattle. The narrow bar stretches to the back, where tables and chairs face a small stage. Jazz, reggae, rock or blues plays here almost nightly, making this a great place to catch live music. The saloon offers a menu of decent fish, pork and chicken dishes, and the full bar has a wide selection of microbrews on tap. The Central participates in the Pioneer Square joint cover.
A scene for the late-20s hipster crowd, this lounge features live piano music, 1970s disco music, swing and a weekly DJ event as well. You may want to do a little shopping or dig through your closet before you come because people come dressed from the past in thrift store goods. Decor is strictly 70s with lounge chairs and funky lamps and artwork. House cocktails and martinis are excellent. Board games are available for entertainment if the small dance floor gets too crowded.
This long-established Pioneer Square nightspot attracts a young, mostly collegiate crowd to its bill of blues, rock, pop and jazz artists. Located in a venerable Seattle building, Doc Maynard's Public House features music that's often great. You'll taste the riffs in your beer. It's loud and hectic, so it's hard to chat, but no one seems to mind. During the day, the Seattle Underground Tour leaves from here. Full bar service is available.
Not many nightclubs double as elegant lunch spots, but this tiny, art-filled place does. Space-age tubular lighting, glitzy statues and large-scale paintings are not your typical nightclub decor. Large windows along the front allow for open-air seating on hot summer nights, and for a refreshingly cool dance floor. Weekday lunch specials are a great bargain, and the Happy Hour from 4p-7p features spicy snacks and cheap well drinks. Nightly live music ranges from reggae to funk to industrial.
From the red walls, ceiling and booths to the white tablecloths, this restaurant offers old-school Italian decor. During the lunch and dinner hours, it is a great place for inexpensive dining and drinking on First Hill. You can choose from rich pasta dishes or splurge on a surf-n-turf combo. Late nights bring out the disco divas, and this place fills up early. Some nights it offers live music, others a DJ. Either way, the place will be jumping until closing time.
Opened in 1993, this bar became a nightclub in 1998 by adding a dance floor, full bar and full menu. Here there's a typical bar atmosphere complete with pool tables, darts and pinball machines. The facility actually consists of four bars, two with DJs, and there's also a cafe and patio. The food is Cajun, and even when the kitchen is closed you can still order cold sandwiches and wraps.
This dimly lit joint, located on Broadway, predates the Australian television show of the same name by a good many years. Step in, and you're bound to find an eclectic mix of people; divas, DJs, drag queens, you name it. The club boasts of being one of the longest running GLBT nightclubs in the city, and going by its popularity, it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. Expectedly, the clientele is by and large gay, but everyone is welcome here for a good time. Dance floor remains perennially packed and the music is predominantly dance, usually Top 40 or disco. Regularly host to some great acts and live performances, Neighbours is most certainly one of the best GLBT nightclubs in the city.
Situated down a cobblestone alley by Pike Place Market, this little restaurant called Alibi Room attracts members of the film and arts crowd. The arty two-story restaurant has wooden tables and chairs, with a private room and bar downstairs. Subdued lights and cozy seating lend an intimate vibe to the place. A bookcase near the entrance is filled with play and movie scripts for browsing. On weekends, some of the city's top DJs spin thumping dance beats to the crowd of dancers. The food is healthy Mediterranean, featuring sandwiches, pasta and salads for lunch. Dinners include red beans and rice, grilled beef tenderloin and seared salmon.
This beautiful mid-20th Century Ballroom boasts one of the largest dance floors in Seattle. With 2,000 square feet, there's plenty of room for everyone. Take lessons in salsa, lindy hop and East Coast swing, starting with the basics. Once you've got your moves, you're ready to attend the ballroom's full range of dance events, held year-round. The ballroom allows no smoking, and is restricted to those over 21. An on site cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Refuel your rhythmic body at the cafe on the premises.
This arty place has high ceilings and an exposed brick wall, which displays bright paintings and modern sculptures. Every night there is live entertainment, ranging from poets to jazz to disc jockeys, with cover charge for live music. A quieter back lounge has two pool tables. The fare is basic but good, and includes soups, salads and finger food, and hot and cold sandwiches. The full bar has 13 beers on tap and more in bottles, plus a decent selection of wines.
With bare tables graced with candles, and dim atmosphere enhanced by stars punched into the ceiling, this always-packed bar attracts a crowd of mainly young people. The loft gives an excellent sky-high vantage point. The tiny stage features top-notch soul, latin, jazz and blues artists and visiting DJs.
Home to some of Seattle's best live entertainment, this remarkable club serves up everything from house music to delightfully subversive plays. Featuring weekly theme nights, it remains a trailblazing gay bar, attracting patrons to its fabulous and hysterical productions. The intimate venue has two rooms and a tiny but fully stocked bar. The place can get pretty crowded on weekends. Don't miss the frequent and magnificent Drag King contests.