Best Nightlife, Dance Clubs: Located in the historic Odd Fellows building, Century Ballroom's vintage locale perfectly suites its mission, to keep ballroom and social dancing a thriving part of the Seattle nightlife scene. If the venue's popularity is any indicator, the mission is succeeding. The elaborately renovated ballroom space – with a 2,000-square-foot dance floor – is the place in the city to revive the grand days of formal evenings on the town. Dance nights, often with live music, set the perfect tone with dining, drinks, and dancing under the same roof. Meals and a full bar are available right across the hallway at the Tin Table. Whether you enjoy salsa, swing, tango, tap, or burlesque, Century Ballroom or the adjacent East Hall offers all that and more. And for those who need instruction or just a chance to brush-up on their rug-cutting skills, Century Ballroom hosts fun and friendly classes and lessons.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Best Nightlife: "Conveniently offered at the coat check are complementary mints. Be sure to snag one and pop it in your mouth before dancing up close with random partners."
Dance Clubs: "Far from a disco or nightclub, this classy historic ballroom nevertheless offers one of the best dance spots in the city. Conveniently offered at the coat check are complementary mints. Be sure to snag one and pop it in your mouth before dancing up close with random partners."
Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Century Ballroom fills its 2,000-square-foot-dance floor with music and moves; think dance nights and live music.
Best for Dance Clubs Because: Century Ballroom is a Capitol Hill mecca for the dancing crowd; come here from every genre from tap and tango to swing and burlesque.