Seattle night clubs may not be as extreme as what you’d find in Vegas or New York, but if you want to dance the night away in Seattle, you’ll be able to choose from a long list of clubs. These options range from cozy lounges where you can reserve a VIP booth to multi-level mega clubs where the DJ will keep you dancing for hours. When it comes to dance and night clubs, some visitors wonder how they’re supposed to narrow down the options. There are two effective strategies: to research clubs by neighborhood, or to choose from a short list of local favorite clubs. Of all the things to do in Seattle, spending a night in a club will get your heart pumping.
Stylish twenty-somethings on the hunt for a multi-tiered club with a packed dance floor should check out the well-known Trinity Night Club. Some of the best DJs in Seattle regularly spin here, as well as visiting DJs from across the country and outside the US as well. Compared with other clubs in Seattle, cocktails can be expensive here, but the hoards of customers don’t seem to mind and the atmosphere can be well worth the extra cash. If you want to experience Trinity Night Club on a budget, simply spend your entire night on the dance floor. Spread out over multiple levels, this club will keep you entertained for hours.
Not all nightspots in Seattle are so focused on dancing. If your scene is more of a low-key lounge than a packed dance floor, you will like The War Room. This spot is especially known for the laid-back vibe of its roof deck. Whether you’re craving a drink at 2 pm or 2 am, this roof deck is an ideal place to kick back. Another laid back option that has about 20 beers on tap is Barca. This European-influenced nightspot offers resident DJs and a hip atmosphere for an affordable price tag. If after a couple nights of relaxed cocktails you’re ready to hit the dance floor again, spend a night at the Last Supper Club, one of the best dance options in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
Beyond these popular options for dance night clubs, there are many other places where nightlife is thriving too. No matter if you’re staying in the Belltown or University District areas of the city, nightlife will be easy to find, especially on weekends. All neighborhoods will offer a place to sit back with a few beers, but if you’re after dancing, you might need to search a little harder. In Belltown, some favorite clubs include Venom, the Crocodile for live music, and Tula’s for jazz. In Capitol Hill you will want to check out Havana, Century Ballroom, and Neumos.
Sometimes you might want a nightclub that is close to your hotel. In Downtown Seattle, great options for dancing include Little Red Hen, Contour, and Re-bar. Younger visitors might want to check out the offerings in the University District including Dante’s and Lucid, or the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, if you’re looking for a place to see low-key live shows. Beyond nightclubs, there are also many events and festivals that make a trip to Seattle worthwhile. Don’t forget about the dining scene too—this city has developed its own kind of local cuisine that will blow you away. Once you book a trip to Seattle, endless excitement will be waiting for you once you get there.