Singles flock to the always-bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood, where options range from cozy cocktail bars to packed clubs. At The Baltic Room (1207 Pine St; balticroom.com), dancers fill the split-level venue, stocked with two bars. A more vintage vibe can be found at Havana (1010 E Pike St; havanasocial.com), which doles out rum and tequila cocktails in what feels like a social club from old Cuba. In Fremont, the High Dive (513 N 36th St; highdiveseattle.com) hosts everything from ’80s cover bands to karaoke nights, with discounted drinks for some liquid courage.
Groups of friends can sing all night at Rock Box (1603 Nagle Pl; rockboxseattle.com), where Japanese-style karaoke rooms offer parties of up to 35 a private place to belt it out. If your pals are into country, Little Red Hen’s (7115 Woodlawn Ave NE; littleredhen.com) line dances and jam bands have you covered. Or spend the night at The Can Can (94 Pike St; thecancan.com), a subterranean performance venue and bar that puts on sultry burlesque performances in its intimate space—perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties or a night out with the pals.
If you’re part of a cozy couple, spend the night at Century Ballroom (915 E Pine St; centuryballroom.com), where you can take swing, salsa, and tango lessons at the drop-in dance sessions. Teatro ZinZanni (*222 Mercer St; zinzanni.com/seattle) combines dinner with a theater performance mixing cabaret, aerial performances, magic, music, and more. And at The Triple Door (*216 Union St; thetripledoor.net), you and your sweetie can book a table for two to enjoy concerts while you dine and drink at this sit-down venue.