Top Choice Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center


Like the last tree standing after a hurricane, the Rendezvous is one of Belltown's oldest heirlooms that started life in 1927 as a speakeasy and a screening room for early Hollywood talkies.
Microbrewery in Belltown & Seattle Center

Cloudburst Brewing

The brainchild of former experimental brewer at Elysian Brewing, Steve Luke, Cloudburst Brewing has become a Seattle favorite. Replicating the success of Luke's past brewing creations, Cloudburst Brewing features ho…
Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center

The Whisky Bar

This recently reopened bar, relocated a block or so from its old haunt, is about more than just the whiskey, though that, of course is good. If you’re sticking to home turf, try the locally made Westland single malt…
Cocktail Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center


Easy to miss, the Upstairs door is next to the bar's parent restaurant, Pinxto, but it's otherwise barely marked. If you manage to discover it, you'll enter a cozy, candlelit space where innovative twists on classic…
Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center

Five Point Café

There are Belltown relics and then there's the Five Point whose seedy neon sign and cantankerous advertising blurb ('cheating tourists and drunks since 1929') is practically as iconic as the Space Needle – and 33 ye…
Cafe in Belltown & Seattle Center


There’s nothing mad about Bedlam, unless you count the wall-mounted bicycle and the Space Needle sculpture – made out of old junk – that guards the door. Welcome to a one-off coffee bar with no pretensions and a low…
Gay in Belltown & Seattle Center


This storied indie dance club, where many of Seattle's defining cultural events happened (such as Nirvana album releases), welcomes gay, straight, bi and undecided revelers to its lively dance floor. Also come for i…
Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center


Increasingly shabby but seemingly (hopefully?) eternal, Shorty’s is one of the best holdovers from grungy old Belltown. It's all about pinball, hotdogs, cheap beer and loud music. Pinball machines are built into som…
Cocktail Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center

Rob Roy

A proper cocktail lounge, Rob Roy is dignified yet comfortable – there’s a long, dark bar and sophisticated touches such as cologne in the restroom, but there’s also puffy wallpaper, squishy leather couches and a bo…
Cocktail Bar in Belltown & Seattle Center

Lava Lounge

This well-worn, tiki-themed dive has games of all kinds and over-the-top art on the walls. It's more old-school Belltown than new and sits on the agreeably disheveled block on 2nd Ave also inhabited by a handful of …