Dance Clubs: This welcome addition to Pioneer Square offers a hip twist on the usual club scene. Works by local artists provide upscale decor, and food offerings like fried calamari rings with tzatziki are a step above typical club fare. Dancing is taken seriously; hip-hop, funk, industrial, and trance boom over the intimate dance floor, and the club stays open until the wee hours on weekends to accommodate hardcore partiers. Live jazz is not unheard of in the earlier evening hours, and occasionally, DJs take requests. Nightly club events showcase "the best sound system downtown," and guests can get on the guest list for free (visit the venue's website).
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Dance Clubs: "Go for the grub and stay for the party. Contour offers happy hour bargains and solid pours, along with a substantial selection of affordable fare. As with swimming, give yourself a chance to digest before hopping on the dance floor to dance to a decidedly Euro groove."
Best for Dance Clubs Because: Contour brings killer happy hour deals and stiff drink pours to an art-filled space, where DJs often enliven the scene.