Trago Cocina & Lounge
701 Westlake Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109
On the shores of Lake Union is where Latin music lovers will find Trago Cocina & Lounge, a venue that brings quality food, great service and a comfy lounge setting to the city. Trago offers two floors of Mexican-infused fun. The ground floor features an open air view of the water while the second floor, dubbed the “ultra lounge,” boasts an additional oversized patio complete with a welcoming fireplace, plush seating and a large bar with full of plasma TVs. If you’re looking to dance, come in for “Pura Vida Saturday” when Trago hosts salsa dancing on the main level.
1723 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Babalu is a Euro-lounge located in Wallingford where at any given time, you just might hear eight or nine different languages being spoken throughout the lounge. In addition to “Mambo Room Munchies,” you’ll also find a fine selection of “1950s dinners,” including the Desi Arnaz Hungry Man and the Ricky Ricardo Spaghetti and Meatballs. Every night is different at Babalu, and the live music reflects that. Find Latin rhythms one evening, Spanish flamenco the next and bossa nova on your next visit. It is a great place for a romantic dinner or a lively night out with good friends.
2901 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98134
Located in the SODO district, SUR is one of south Seattle’s newest hotspots for live music, dancing and event dining. The bar’s huge dance floor and live performance area offers a vibrant nightlife scene that features upbeat music every weekend. You can also find a sultry Tango Night every Thursday with a $5 cover, a featured dinner beginning at 8:30 p.m. and a full bar – 40 feet of it, to be exact. VIP guests also enjoy additional amenities such as a personal wait staff, a private entrance and intimate seating. SUR’s full menu restaurant is led by Executive Chef, Maritza Texeira and a team of multi-cultural chefs offering authentic Argentine and South American dishes.
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261 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
The Triple Door combines the best in stage technology with an “urban chic” ambiance and a hospitable staff to offer Seattle residents an intimate music venue and an unforgettable nightlife experience. This one-of-a-kind venue features different music nightly and sometimes up to three unique music genres in a single night. While Latin music is just one of the many different types of music played here, it is one of the best venues in Seattle to experience it. The menu at the Triple Door comes from the neighboring Wild Ginger restaurant, which has been voted Seattle’s most popular restaurants time and again. While the food isn’t Latin, it offers inspired dishes from China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.
1010 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Havana is an old fashioned social club with a modern twist. Dark mahogany, lush vegetation and music ranging from Cuban beats to vintage Memphis soul greets guests as they walk through the doors of Havana. In this elegant, yet hip longe, each night’s soundtrack is accompanied by Seattle’s finest DJs. Happy hour happens are a mainstay between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with half price bottles of wine, $3 wells, $2 beers and $1 off everything else. Purchase special VIP tickets on Friday (Havana Social) or Saturday (Viva Havana!) and you won’t have to mess with any lines. Take advantage of a special entrance and free coat check.
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