Nightlife in Seattle : 12 Things to Do for Great Seattle Nightlife

One of the largest cities in the Washington State, Seattle is an amazing place renowned for its music scene, gastronomy, outdoor spaces, and coffee! While you’re in the city, you may navigate through the city’s biggest attractions during the day or evening; rest assured, the Emerald City will have you come back to explore every nook and corner of the city. You may seem sorted with day plans but unsure about what you may do during the evenings? Fret not; we’ve got your back!

Here are some of the things you can do at night in Seattle. 

1. Space Needle Tower

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One of Seattle's prestigious landmarks, the Space Needle Tower, is 520 feet high observation deck offering incredible views, especially in the evenings. You can enjoy looking at the city and its attractions from a new perspective. Along with this, you’d be able to witness the picturesque views of Lake Union, Olympic Range Mountains, and Mount Rainier from the tower. After checking out the views, you can grab snacks from Atmos Cafe. 
Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
Timings: Mon - Thu: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Fri - Sun: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

2. Comedy Nights

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Now, who doesn’t like to laugh out loud? After all, laughter is said to be the best medicine. If you’re in Seattle and don’t go to a comedy show, have you ever experienced Seattle's nightlife? The comedy scene in the city is sure to make you tear up with laughter in the improv theaters or the comedy clubs. There are comedy shows where you’ll see performances from the newcomers to the seasoned veterans who charm the crowd with their skills. 
Where: CSz Seattle, Comedy Underground, Laughs Comedy Club 

3. Brewery Tours

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One of the best things to do at night in Seattle is… to get gulp down the cold ones. You can opt for a guided brewery tour or just bar hop tasting the best, cold beers. Some of the pubs, breweries, and even restaurants offer a complete dining experience while also having you sample the local crafts and imported beers. 
Where: Pike Place Market, Elysian Brewing Company, Holy Mountain Brewing Company, Cloudburst Brewery 

4. Theaters

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Many theater performances happen in the evenings. Some of them are opera shows, Broadway, concerts, plays, musicals, and more. 
Where: Seattle Opera, Paramount Seattle, 5th Avenue Theatre 

5. Indoor Skydiving

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Want to taste the adrenaline rush that comes with skydiving, but without the actual jumping out the plane scenario? If yes, then you can get this experience easily at iFly, where you can feel weightless over a gush of controlled air. If you want to know how it feels flying over stunning places like the Swiss Alps, the Hawaiian Islands, or Sevilla, this is the best way to go before going for the actual skydiving. This definitely is one of the most fun things to do at night in Seattle. 
Where: iFly
Address: 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188
Timings: Tue: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM; Wed - Fri: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM; Sat - Sun: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

6. Bar + Arcade

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Love playing arcade games from your childhood? Head to a barcade and challenge your pals to a game of Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, or Donkey Kong. And if you’re a die-hard gamer, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one. 
Where: GameWorks Seattle, Shorty’s, Jupiter Box, Add-A-Ball, Coindexter 

7. Karaoke

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Sing your heart out, even though you’re a little rusty. Gather your friends or come by alone, and head to any of the karaoke-friendly bars in Seattle. 
Where: Rock Box, Hula Hula, Star Karaoke, Crescent Lounge 

8. Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy the evenings on the water by treating yourself and maybe your loved ones to a lovely dinner on a cruise. Mouth-watering food, drinks, and entertainment await you on many of the famous cruises in Seattle. 
Where: Cedar Wave, Argosy Cruises, Enchantress Cruises

9. Seattle Great Wheel

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Head to Pier 57 and go on a ride of a lifetime in the Great Wheel of Seattle and enjoy the remarkable views of the city’s skyline. Overlooking the renowned Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle, the great Ferris wheel lights up as dusk approaches in various vibrant colors to offer an experience of a lifetime. Do note that the last ride happens 15 minutes before the closing time. 
Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Timings: Mon - Thu: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri: 11:00 AM - 00:00 AM; Sat: 10:00 AM - 00:00 AM, Sun: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM 

10. Burlesque Shows

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Feeling naughty, saucy, or raunchy? Use all of this energy to attend a burlesque show at any top Seattle bars and theaters. 
Where: Julia’s, Le Faux Show, Can Can, The Rendevoux 

11. Night Museums

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One of the best experiences you can have in Seattle at night is to visit a museum as the sun goes down. 
  • Seattle Pinball Museum
You don’t need to be a history or art lover to enjoy museums, especially the unique ones that can’t even be called a museum, per se, and that is Seattle Pinball Museum. This museum is home to over 50 varieties of pinball machines, which will have you challenge your friends or kids to see who gets the highest score.
Address: 508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 
  • Seattle Art Museum:
An institution comprising three art museums - the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Asian Art Museum. Nestled in downtown, the museums feature reputable exhibitions, artworks from internationally-acclaimed artists, and interesting installations.
Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Bellevue Arts Museum:
Established in 1975, Bellevue Arts Museum underwent a series of renovations to stand as the main hub for crafts, design, and an art center. Visitors to the museum can make their own creation of sketches and arts and also traverse through the entire museum. It also acts as a public forum where the art community discusses culture and visual art in the local region.
Address: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 

12. Markets

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Although most markets close at a certain time, usually in the early evenings, individual businesses stay open to post a certain time.
  • Pike Place Market:
Established in 1907, Pike Place Market has been renowned as the original farmers' market in Seattle. This market sees a community of craftsmen, farmers, local businesses, and even the residents. Nestled on a 9-acre land, this market comprises over 200 artisans, 5 downtown markets, and various specialty stores of imported and local goods and food shops.
Address: 93 Pike St Room 310, Seattle, WA 98101 
  • Melrose Market:
Although Pike Place Market is always bustling with old and new visitors, Melrose Market is considered a lesser-known market with its own charm. This indoor marketplace hosts several retail and food businesses. This market was renovated from a 20th-century automotive building and was opened in 2010. Visitors can find award-winning restaurants such as Terra Plata and Sitka & Spruce and retailers like Green Fire Products.
Address: 1527 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Timings: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM (daily) 
The idea of fun ending as the sun goes down in Seattle doesn’t apply to this city. Now that you know the best places that cater to your nighttime shenanigans, what are you most excited about?

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