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Pioneer Square

The original heart of the city in Seattle’s early days, this historic neighborhood features stately brick buildings and culinary highlights.

EAT

Il Corvo Courtesy Il Corvo

Quality Athletics welcomes guests to the sports district with crowd-pleasing dishes ranging from hearty burgers and pork belly ramen to vegan tofu and cashew stir-fry noodles. House-made pasta stars at Il Corvo, while Biscuit Bitch brings a piece of the South to downtown Seattle. Casco Antiguo offers a chic brick-walled vibe, tasty Mexican fare, and more than a half-dozen margarita variations; Copal is a happy hour favorite for tacos, grilled corn, roasted peppers, and boozy slushies (Mondays through Fridays, from 3pm to 6pm), while Girin’s authentic yet contemporary Korean cuisine—think kimchi stew and ssam plates—earned it a James Beard semifinalist nod in 2016.

SHOP

The London Plane Flower Shop Photo: Rudy Willingham

Combine brunch with gift-buying at the airy London Plane Flower Shop, or check out Flora + Henri’s curated collection of children’s clothes and toys and bespoke household goods. At Clementines, spruce up your closet with items representing both rising local designers and internationally sought-after brands. Bon Voyage Vintage stocks women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes from all decades, as well as vinyl, local crafts, and retro housewares.

PLAY

Damn the Weather Courtesy Damn the Weather

Longtime home of the Pioneer Art Walk and now also the destination for the annual Upstream Music Fest + Summit in June, this neighborhood has a cultural scene that’s ever-evolving. Catch live tunes at the Central Saloon or J&M Café, part of the scene since 1889, or tee up for indoor mini golf at Flatstick Pub. Soak in more local history on the Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour or by settling into the speakeasy-style bar at the top of iconic Smith Tower. Find the perfect nightcap in the form of a craft cocktail at lofty Good Bar or Damn the Weather, an especially cozy gastropub no matter the forecast.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Don’t be daunted by construction along First Avenue—the brick buildings and native heritage of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are still welcoming visitors.

WHERE TO GO & HOW TO GET THERE

*Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour 614 First Ave; undergroundtour.com
Biscuit Bitch 1909 First Ave; biscuitbitch.com
Bon Voyage Vintage 110 S Washington St; facebook.com/bonvoyagevintage
Casco Antiguo 115 Occidental Ave S; cascoantiguorestaurants.com
Central Saloon 207 First Ave; centralsaloon.com
Clementines 310 Occidental Ave S; clementines.com
Copal 323 Occidental Ave S; copalseattle.com
Damn the Weather 116 First Ave S; damntheweather.com

*Flatstick Pub 240 Second Ave S; flatstickpub.com/pioneer-square
Flora + Henri 401 First Ave S; florahenri.com
Girin 501 Stadium Place S; girinseattle.com
*Good Bar 240 Second Ave S; goodbarseattle.com
Il Corvo 217 James St; ilcorvopasta.com
J&M Café 201 First Ave S; jandmcafe.cafe
*London Plane Flower Shop 300 Occidental Ave S; thelondonplaneseattle.com 
*Quality Athletics 121 S King St; qualityathletics.com
*Smith Tower 506 Second Ave; smithtower.com

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Pioneer Square Partners

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Safeco Field Tours

  • Address 1250 First Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
  • Phone 206- 622-HITS
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Klondike Gold Rush NHP-Seattle

  • Address 319 Second Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Phone (206) 220-4240
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Underworld Tour Pioneer Square

Underworld Tour

  • Address 614 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Phone (206) 682-4646
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Seattle Sounders FC Pioneer Square

Seattle Sounders FC

  • Address 159 S Jackson St., Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Phone (425) 203-8000
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