From boozy to spooky, Seattle’s nighttime tours have you covered when it comes to after-hours entertainment. Savor Seattle (*savorseattletours.com) offers a Booze ’n Bites Tour that kicks off at 4pm near Pike Place Market and winds its way through five cocktails—notably a Moscow Mule made with local Rachel’s Ginger Beer—plus some of the neighborhood’s best small plates, from shrimp rolls at Long Provincial to tacos at Cantina de San Patricio. The company also offers the Seattle Dinner Soiree, which takes guests through a progressive meal at four downtown favorites, including sushi at Sansei and French-accented Northwest classics at Loulay—all with wine pairings.
The Market Ghost Tour (1499 Post Alley; seattleghost.com) is the only nighttime tour of Pike Place Market, departing after the vendors have packed up and the crowds have dispersed, pausing at spots rumored to be haunted. Guides are dedicated to preserving the colorful history of the market and highlighting its role in the city’s broader story.
For a taste of Seattle scandal, tag along on the nighttime, adults-only edition of the popular Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour (*614 First Ave; undergroundtour.com), called the Underworld Tour. Depending on the month, tours depart from 7pm to 9pm, and the $25 ticket includes a cocktail along with plenty of tall tales. A well-versed guide shepherds folks through the tunnel system beneath Pioneer Square while regaling them with stories of Seattle’s early days with arguably looser morals. Its Underground Paranormal Experience is another late-night tour with a chilling twist, letting you explore the tunnel systems while listening to stories of the lost souls of Seattle. For a family-friendly version, take the standard tour, which departs hourly throughout the day and into the early evening.
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