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Sometimes, we could all use a good laugh (or many). Lucky for us, we can count on Seattle's Jet City Improv to get the job done any time the troupe's talented cast members take to the stage. In their latest masterpiece, Jet City puts on a Sorkin-esque tale marked by themes of morality, modernity, nostalgia and politics. Audience members help set the theme, meaning the content is fresh each and every show. Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Nightlife »
Seattle likes a good fiesta, and El Camino knows how to deliver to the people's needs. Flavors at this Mexican restaurant are rich, and spirits run high - thanks to a vibrant atmosphere, friendly servers and a vibe that's just right. While this is a great spot for brunch or dinner, it's also a nice, mellow venue in which to savor some tasty tacos or margaritas. Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Nightlife »
About Seattle, WA Nightlife
The Seattle nightlife scene offers far more than beer and bands. As a cultural outpost in this corner of the country, Seattle is a draw for national tours by top musical acts, Broadway shows, modern dance troupes, hot comics, even avant-garde theater groups. The city also has homegrown talent in most of those areas, too, and the arts scene to support them. Big shows hit Key Arena, the Seattle Center Opera House, and the Paramount and Fifth Avenue theaters. More intimate music venues such as the Show Box and Neumo’s host a rotating slate of name national performers across genres. Multiple bars and clubs showcase live local talent, notably the renowned Crocodile Café and the Sunset, Comet and Tractor taverns. A vast selection of watering holes – from dive bars to brewpubs to chic lounges and clubs – can be found in ultra-funky Capitol Hill, historic and hip Pioneer Square downtown and the University District near the University of Washington campus. On the Boards, a local theater group, produces edgy local and regional theater, while film collective Northwest Film Forum spotlights interesting and out-there art films and documentaries. Alternative rock bars still hold their place, but beat-driven dance clubs are alive and well, as are venues for blues and jazz, most distinctively Demitriou’s Jazz Alley, which hosts prominent players from around the globe.
- Seattle Expert John Ferri