This year’s Emerald City Comicon is looking to be bigger than ever, and you’re going to want to unwind during the three days of activity. While Comicon is located in downtown Seattle and you’ll be surrounded by plenty of excellent establishments, you may be more interested in grabbing a drink near the convention center, or looking for post-convention entertainment without having to trek all over town. Here are five spots near the convention to meet your needs.

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Tap House Grill
1506 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 816-3314

Hours: Mon to Thu – 11am – 1am, Fri to Sat 11am – 2am, Sun 11am – 1am

Boasting 160 beers and a lengthy happy hour, the Tap House Grill is a great spot to catch your breath and enjoy a beer after a geeked out day. It is sure to always have a cold brew and a tasty snack on hand. A full menu and full bar means there is something for everyone here, and it is  situated two blocks away from the convention. This a great go-to spot for ComiCon weekend.

Noc Noc
1516 2nd Ave, Ste 104
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 223-1333

Hours: Mon to Wed – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Thur to Sun- 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Noc Noc is a 21 and over club in the heart of downtown Seattle. Featuring a mix of ’80s and industrial music and a great happy hour, you’ll be sure to step into a lively party at Noc Noc. The happy hour might be one of the best in town, with drink and appetizer specials hovering around $3.

Palace Kitchen
2030 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2001

Hours: Mon to Fri – 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sat to Sun – 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The bar at Palace Kitchen is one of the best in town. Pistachios replace the traditional nut mix, the first indication that Palace Kitchen is intent on upping the ante when it comes to restaurants in Seattle. The convivial (yet majestic) atmosphere can feel both lively and relaxing after a busy day. Friendly staff, delicious food, and wonderful cocktails make Palace Kitchen a must-visit. No matter how full you are, don’t leave without a slice of triple coconut crème pie.

Cyber-Dogs Internet Cafe
909 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 405-3647

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

A vegetarian Internet café specializing in gourmet vegetarian hot dogs? You read that right, and ComiCon weekend is the perfect time to try something new. Also featuring funky music, foreign films, and a full espresso bar, Cyber-Dogs may be your morning coffee stop or midday pick-me-up at the convention. Situated directly outside the convention center, Cyber-Dogs is a great place for either a quick stop or a lengthy rest from the activity at ComiCon.

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Tango Restaurant and Lounge
1100 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 583 – 0382

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Fri to Sat – 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

If you are looking for something a little different than junk food or bar food, then Tango is the place to go. This Latin inspired establishment serves up authentic cocktails and tapas. So come on down as this high-energy dinning room is just blocks from the convention center for a night full of Latin flair and flavor.

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Jason Sipe is a freelance writer in Tacoma, Washington. He is covering Nightlife & Music. His work can be found at

  1. westerburg says:

    This list is totally missing the number one bar to go to for comic con. How do you do an article on drinking and Seattle comicon without mentioning the AFK Tavern in Everett. An entire bar/grill built around gaming. Tabletop, cards, video games, board games. They’re even having a Firefly Browncoats themed Shindig on Saturday. The one truly geek place and it gets left off the list. Truly sad, writer needs to study up some more before posting an article.

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