Craving finger food? Head to Trinity Nightclub and chow down on classic pub fare.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
The restaurant hosts a DJ, and diners can take to the dance floor as well.
Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Trinity Nightclub, so plan accordingly.
A meal at Trinity Nightclub will typically set you back about $30.
In Focus: Comedy Underground
Biggest past acts: Louis CK, Ellen DeGeneres, Aisha Tyler, Jerry Seinfeld
When to see the next big thing: on Monday’s open mic night
When to arrive: Doors open 30 minutes before the show starts.
Don’t bring the kids: Sunday–Thursday shows are for ages 18 and older only
What to order: anything of the Tex-Mex inspired menu, such as nachos and fish tacos
Parking: Street parking is plentiful, or opt for the paid lot across the mall.
Polar Bar fits right in on the second floor of the Arctic Club, with it’s frosted glass bar and luxurious leather seats. The historic building was completed in 1917 and catered to those who struck it rich in the Yukon Gold Rush. Today, couples can share a cocktail—or the specialty absinthe service—in a love seat and warm themselves next to the fire.
Five Things to Know About Central Saloon
Named one of the "most storied bars in America" by Thrillist, Central Saloon boasts a century-long history that’s entangled with local beers, rock royalty, and the Washington legislature. Read on to see what this bar's been up to in the past 100 years:
It's nearly as old as the state of Washington itself. Then known as Watson Bros. Famous Restaurant, it opened in 1892, four years after Washington became a state.
April 7, 1992, was declared a special day by the governor. No, not because it's the day the Bosnian Serb Republic declared independence, but instead in commemoration of Central Saloon's 100th anniversary.
It was home to an (unsuccessful) political campaign. Loyal patron and city character J. J. “Tiny” Freeman ran for a state Congressional seat from the bar's front table in 1972. After his death in 2013, friends memorialized him at the tavern.
It's a part of grunge history. Nirvana played its first live show here in 1988. And with live music every night, there's a chance you could catch the next big act before they break.
Oh yeah, it serves booze, too. You can get caught up in the history, but don't forget Central Saloon pours more than a dozen draft beers, including local brews Old Seattle Lager and Manny's Pale Ale, as well as a variety of liquors.
Club Contour: A User’s Guide
Nightclub | Small Bites | Happy Hour | Summer Patio | Historic Neighborhood
Appetizer: whiskey-barbecue chicken wings
Entree: lamb kebabs on organic quinoa salad
Beer: Fremont Interurban IPA on draft
Wine: Castle Rock pinot noir
Where to Sit: By the windows. They stretch from the floor to the ceiling, giving you great views of Seattle’s historic downtown, especially at night.
When to Go: Check the event list before you go, as Club Contour hosts some sort of entertainment every evening. It could be a live DJ spinning house music, or a night dedicated to board games.
While You’re Waiting: Walk around the place. Club Contour’s eclectic design is a feast for the eyes, drawing attention with decor such as a paved-brick floor, a dramatic sculpture hanging behind the bar, and luxurious high-backed booths.
Stop in for happy hour, held daily until 8 p.m. and sometimes later.
The kitchen stops before the dancing does, so get your order in accordingly.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Indulge in everything from gourmet fudge to gawking at preserved two-headed animals at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (1001 Alaskan Way).
After: Refuel after dancing at The 5-Point Cafe, a 24-hour spot that goes by the slogan, “Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929” (415 Cedar Street).
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Cowgirls is a local favorite.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Cowgirls has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
Long guest list? Not a problem at Cowgirls, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Dining at Cowgirls comes with dancing and a DJ, so make sure to wear your party shoes.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Cowgirls is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.