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Best Bars to Celebrate Your Birthday In Seattle

January 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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Choosing a location to celebrate your birthday is key to an epic celebration. For those looking to hold a birthday party in the Seattle area, check out the bars that boast an excellent reputation for accommodating groups of people. They promise a fun, entertaining atmosphere every time. Be sure to tell your bartender or server if it is your birthday because these are the best bars to celebrate your birthday for a reason, and it’s not the tunes on the jukebox.

Twilight Exit
2514 E. Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-7462
www.twilightexit.com

The Twilight Exit may be called a dive bar by some Seattleites, but when you come here to celebrate your birthday, you get a huge mug, filled with the drink of your choice, for free. The bar also lets you keep the mug as a birthday souvenir. This laid-back bar features outdoor seating during the summer, nightly karaoke and a rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere. If you like games, try the shuffleboard table, arcade games or play a drinking game with ping pong balls. Another great reason to have a party here: The Twilight Exit offers a daily happy hour from the time it opens until 8 p.m.

The Bar
516 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 329-4500
www.olympiapizza3.com

To some, it’s known as Harry’s Bar, but to most it is just called “The Bar,” and it sits adjacent to Olympia Pizza on Capitol Hill. The Bar is actually part of the pizza joint next door, but the owner conveniently separated the two establishments to cater to more customers. While The Bar is a smaller-scale venue, the owner and bartender have been known to generously accommodate birthday party groups of up to 20 people, as well as sing Happy Birthday to the group. Drinks are made strong, and the birthday boy or girl receives a free drink on his or her special day. If you call ahead, your party may also bring in its own cake and ice cream.

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See Sound Lounge
115 Blanchard St.
Seattle, WA 87121
(206) 979-3733
www.seesoundlounge.com

For larger birthday parties or for those seeking VIP treatment, check out the See Sound Lounge’s event room called Deep. It has its own private sitting areas, a full bar, dedicated server and daily happy hour specials from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The staff at See Sound Lounge is great about giving discounted pricing on food for larger groups as well. Dancing is available in the two main club rooms to music such as electronica, house, top 40 and classic mixed jams.

Last Supper Club
124 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 748-9975
www.lastsupperclub.com

The Last Supper Club is a well-known Seattle venue that’s been around for more than 10 years. Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, it offers a few options to make your birthday celebration a memorable one. LSC can arrange limo service for you and your party, as well as overnight hotel stays, if needed. Depending on how many people are in your birthday group, you may reserve VIP booths or a private room for your event. The Last Supper Club has two levels of DJ’ed dancing, four full-scale bars and an exceptional food menu that includes grilled entrees, Italian and Thai cuisine.

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BalMar Bar and Lounge
5449 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 484-5449
www.thebalmar.com

The BalMar Bar and Lounge has the ability to cater to small birthday party groups of 20 or less, or larger groups up to 110. For small parties, a section of the bar may be reserved. Larger groups may utilize the Halverson Room, a private VIP venue close to the dance floor. The daily happy hour is until 7 p.m. and includes both food and drink menu items. DJ’ed dancing is available every Friday and Saturday, and outdoor patio space is available in spring and summer.

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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