A Night Out In Seattle’s Pioneer Square

August 13, 2015 5:00 AM

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The Pioneer Square district has been called the “birthplace of Seattle” and is also known as the city’s very first established neighborhood. This Seattle district dates back to 1852 and features more than 20 city blocks of Renaissance Revival architecture, as most of its buildings were constructed with brick and stone and have a Victorian Romanesque look. If you have just one night to spend in Seattle, come out to Pioneer Square and enjoy its variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and unique retail shops.
Trinity Nightclub
111 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 697-7702
www.trinitynightclub.com

Trinity Nightclub is one of the hottest spots in Seattle, featuring two levels, two large dance floors and a private VIP room. Each of the club’s floors and rooms are themed and decorated differently, making it seem as though you’re entering into a completely new club experience when you explore a new section of the venue. Trinity also features a full lounge, multiple bar areas and a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. The club opens at 9 p.m. nightly and the guest entertainment and dress code can be found via the club’s website calendar.

88 Keys Dueling Piano And Sports Bar
315 2nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 839-1300
www.ilove88keys.com

For a truly unique experience, try the 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar. The dueling piano shows on Friday and Saturday nights are wildly entertaining, and best of all, the audience gets to choose the songs the dueling pianists perform. It also doesn’t hurt that this bar has several big screen TVs that continually air the latest in sports entertainment, whether it be a Seahawks, Sounders or Mariners game.

New Orleans Creole Restaurant
14 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-2563
www.neworleanscreolerestaurant.com

If you’re seeking some southern hospitality, amazing food and live music, then the New Orleans Creole Restaurant may be right for you. It’s the only venue in Seattle that offers a truly genuine New Orleans-style experience. Order from the Creole and Cajun cuisine-inspired menu, sip on a delicious Cajun martini, and soak up the bluesy ambiance with the restaurant/bar’s live jazz music, which is available several nights a week.

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Sluggers Seattle
538 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 654-8070
www.sluggersseattle.com

Known as Seattle’s home town sports bar, Sluggers is a popular watering hole and eatery that sits right across from CenturyLink Field stadium, the official home of the Seattle Seahawks. This historic Pioneer Square venue was once a laundry mat/alley, but in 1998, it was transformed into the sports-themed hang out you see today. Stop in with friends or family (kids are welcome), before or after a local game, or grab a table and enjoy the game from one of the bar’s numerous TVs.

The Central Saloon
207 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-0209
http://www.centralsaloon.com

Founded in 1892, The Central Saloon is one of Seattle’s oldest bars. During its 100-plus years of business, it survived through the prohibition era, several earthquakes and much more. It features an antique, mahogany bar that is a beautiful focal point of the venue. Historically, The Central Saloon has hosted numerous live rock music shows over the years, with some of the most famous acts being from the Seattle grunge era. Stop in for delicious drinks, great food, live music and sports-related events.

Cowgirls Inc.
421 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 340-0777
www.cowgirlsinc.com

Whether you’re male or female, all will have a good time at Cowgirls Inc. (think Gilley’s meets “Coyote Ugly”). The entire bar is western-themed, featuring unique saddle chairs, a mechanical bull at the center of the venue, and a 45-foot-long bar where the bar’s cowgirls will always put on an entertaining show. You’ll also find pool tables and video games to play, as well as a classic jukebox or a DJ spinning music on select nights.

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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.