Best Nightlife: Seattle's premier jazz club for nearly three decades, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley is a sure West Coast stop for top jazz artists on tour. Jazz Alley has hosted luminaries such as Peter White, Randy Brecker, Dr. John, and Tower of Power. Oh, and just a few other important names, stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Brandford Marsalis, Diane Schuur, Oscar Peterson, Betty Carter, and Bill Evans, have graced the club's marquee over the years. A local jazz institution, the elegant club setting and name acts bring out folks dressed for the occasion. Many choose to dine in the club's fine restaurant before the show. This being a jazz club, it goes without saying a full-service bar keeps libations flowing during the show.
Live Music: This local institution is the place for true jazz lovers, and the "best of" awards it's garnered are proof of its quality and longevity. The elegant club offers specially created artwork and first-rate lighting and sound systems. Patrons dress for the evening, and many of them dine in the club's restaurant before they partake of the musical entertainment, which includes two sets nightly. A full service bar makes sure that you'll have a cocktail or glass of wine to add to the mellow atmosphere. Some of jazz's best talents have played here (Tito Puente, Branford Marsalis, Diane Schuur, and Cleo Laine), and aficionados always make the Alley a West Coast stop.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Best Nightlife: "On any given night, a jazz great could be on the stage here. For decades, Jazz Alley has been a draw for top international jazz acts."
Live Music: "Free parking is available one block from the club at the Westin Building garage, which is covered."
Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Dimitriou's Jazz Alley proves a sure West Coast stop for top jazz artists on tour; enjoy fine fare and craft cocktails here, too.
Best for Live Music Because: At Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, all seats are within 50 feet of the stage; this intimate venue has become a Seattle institution for jazz lovers.