Find a mix of top-40 hits, trap tunes, and EDM, not to mention an elegant speakeasy-style atmosphere where confetti is known to fly, at Aston Manor (2946 First Ave S; astonmanorsea.com) in the SoDo neighborhood.
When a laid-back dive-bar atmosphere and a concert-hall-meets-dance-floor feel are calling your name (and your feet), Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (429 Eastlake Ave; thelofi.net) in South Lake Union is where to go for live music and specialties like ’90s nights, instrumental grunge, and soul music, to name just a few.
Part of Seattle’s indie nightclub and LGBT scene since 1990, Capitol Hill’s Re-Bar (1114 Howell St; rebarseattle.com) still has it going on. Check out the rotating monthly art gallery, the long-running house night on Sundays, and ’80s new wave every third Saturday.
Jump and jive in the historic Century Ballroom (915 E Pine St; centurybalrloom.com) on Capitol Hill, where elegant interiors serve as a chic backdrop for themed dance nights—salsa, swing, and tango are common—suitable for all levels. If you don’t know your barrida from your boleo, show up early for a free lesson beforehand.
Consider Belltown’s Foundation Nightclub (2218 Western Ave, Ste 100; foundation-nightclub.com), where it’s all EDM all the time and well-known DJs keep a packed dance floor bumping. Meanwhile Capitol Hill’s Q Nightclub (*1426 Broadway Ave; qnightclub.com) is a classic entry into Seattle’s clubbing space, with vibrant lighting, multiple levels, specialty cocktails, and plenty of room to bust a move.
At the intimate Baltic Room (1207 Pine St; balticroom.com) in Capitol Hill, where cherry wood finishes meet art deco lighting, patrons can hit the dance floor to a variety of tunes, from electronic to hip hop to pop. Don’t miss the energetic Saturday nights of mash-ups, party rock, and old-school favorites.
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