A twenty-minute commute from downtown Seattle, Bellevue has transformed itself from an undeveloped outskirt to a high-tech, cosmopolitan city in its own right. Alongside a growing number of sleek office buildings and towering skyscrapers, visitors find welcoming venues that range from low-key wine bars to chic lounges. Families appreciate spaces that welcome all ages (think a 3D cinema, for one), while adults wanting an escape look forward to letting loose in comedy clubs or cocktail-centric bowling venues.
Out of all the clubs and bars in a certain zone, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal. We offer a varied selection to let you explore Bellevue nightlife on your own–whether you're here with a family, co-workers or an entourage of friends. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Bellevue Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of 10. These destinations promise a stellar experience–often accompanied by delicious food, drink and often music (like at Bake's Place)–plus a taste of the city that you just can't miss. Despite its proximity to Seattle, Bellevue has a distinct personality of its very own.