Nightlife & Music

Best Places for Dinner and Live Music in Seattle

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Want to hear some great local or national musicians while you dine? Step out to one of these local restaurants for an evening of delicious dining and fantastic music.

The Triple Door
4:00pm – 2:00am
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.838.4333
http://www.thetripledoor.net

Located in downtown Seattle, across from Benaroya Hall on Union Street, The Triple Door combines world-class entertainment, the award-winning food and wine of Wild Ginger, and an outstanding selection of cocktails, beer and spirits. The Mainstage theatre features national and international touring acts, and the Musicquarium Lounge features an eclectic assortment of live music, and never charges a cover.

Boxley’s
11:00am – 10:30pm
101 West North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
425.292.9307
http://www.boxleysplace.com

Boxley’s is a new Jazz Club and restaurant now open in North Bend. Named after the Boxley Canyon & Creek in the Snoqualmie Valley, the new hangout is in a restored historic building with a great menu, and live music. Boxleys is voted one of the Best 150 Jazz Clubs in the world by Downbeat Magazine in 2011. With easy pub fare and a family-friendly ambiance, it’s a great place to go for a relaxing dinner. Great views of Mt. Si, too!

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
206.906.9920
http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

Jazz musician and composer Wayne Horvitz went in with his partners and opened The Royal Room at the end of 2011. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes, from an after work happy hour to late in the evening. The music featured at the Royal Room covers a wide range of styles, with an emphasis on creative programming and development. The variety of music includes R&B, World, Jazz, Post-Pop, Country and more.

New Orleans Creole Restaurant
Open till 1:00am most nights
114 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
206.622.2563
http://www.neworleanscreolerestaurant.com

Creole and Cajun food are the specialty at New Orleans Creole Restaurant in historic Pioneer Square’s Lombardy building. Live music nightly highlights America’s musical heritage of jazz standards, blues, zydeco and Dixieland. Local, regional and national musicians create a lively, upbeat atmosphere where you can be comfortable in black tie or t-shirt and sandals.

Kells
1916 Post Alley
Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98101
206.728.1916
http://www.kellsirish.com

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub is one of Seattle’s favorite hideaways. Situated in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market, Kells is a fine way to round up a day’s sightseeing or browsing at the market. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day’s work. The restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There’s also a patio outside that’s a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. Come enjoy live Irish music every night of the week.

Bilbao Spanish Restaurant
Open nightly until 10:00pm
4500 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.547.5034
http://www.bilbaorestaurant.com

The Bilbao Tapas Bar and Restaurant is a popular distination for local Spanish artists. Hear live guitar music every night, and flamenco dancing on Fridays. Bilbao offers a variety of Spanish dishes stemming from Spain’s rich and diverse culture, climate and geography. The traditional Spanish menu is heavily influenced by seafood, but has something to please every palatte including light tapas, vegetarian paella, heart healthy salads and dishes prepared with lamb, beef and chicken.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.441.9729
http://www.jazzalley.com

Named Best of Western Washington’s Best Jazz Club, Jazz Alley is a restaurant as well as a premier live music venue. The menu features Northwest cuisine. Jazz Alley takes pride in supporting local organic farmers, fishermen, and food producers. They use non GMO ingredients as much as possible. With headline jazz artists, and local musicians, there’s always great live music, food and cocktails at Jazz Alley.

The Crocodile
2200 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
888.377.4570
http://www.thecrocodile.com

The Crocodile regularly hosts a vast range of up and coming local, national and international talent. Hip Hop, Rock, Electronic, Folk, Singer/SongWriters, Metal, Punk and Avant Garde. Over the years, incredible bands played within the walls of this Belltown hot spot, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, R.E.M., Mudhoney, and Yoko Ono. Stop in for wood-fired pizza and live music. Check the online calendar to see who is on stage. Buy tickets online or over the phone.

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