The Best Nightclubs in Seattle

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Jacklyn Grambush

For those looking for forgiving lighting, drinks, and deafening ints-ints-ints, yes, Seattle has that, too. As a creative incubator and home of over 700k people, Seattle is a hot spot for emerging DJs as well as for musicians on tour. Here are the places to go for a night you’ll never remember and a hangover that’s totally worth it.
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Kremwerk & Timbre Room

A queer-centric, 21+ nightclub, Kremwerk is a techno club in a futuristic-decorated basement. Including gender neutral bathrooms, the space is open Thursday through Sunday and tickets range from $5 to $25. Kremwerk is located right next to the Timbre Room, which has a more Northwest vibe and a similar music scene.

Monkey Loft

The Monkey Loft sets itself apart from other Seattle nightclubs with a more intimate setting and the Deck, an after-hours outdoor patio. Though no alcohol is served after 2 am per city regulations, the Deck – with a fireplace, seating, and exquisite views – stays open until 4 am for those who want to keep on dancing. Invested in the local scene, Monkey Loft fits into the SODO neighborhood with its industrial aesthetic. This is a place for the after-party.

Q Nightclub

Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Q Nightclub is a multilevel space set up as a lounge on weekdays (Wednesday and Thursday) and a club on the weekends (Friday and Saturday). Focused on the innovation and state-of-the-art equipment that originally made nightclubs great, the club has its own line of infused and flavored vodkas. You can also check them out for birthday or bachelorette party options as well as large venue rental.

LO-FI Performance Gallery

A smaller, less trendy music venue, LO-FI is the place to go to dance; everyone is dancing, so ditch the heels for the sneaks. Featuring two bars and two rooms with separate sound systems, there are also a few vintage arcade games. The 21+ venue can also accommodate private events of up to 250 people.

Trinity

Trinity is a two-level nightclub with four separate rooms, a full lounge, and two dance floors. The Main Room incorporates recycled elements, some from dismantled buildings, to provide a vintage theme. The Blue Room comprises a sparkle-infused, blue dance floor for a more modern, almost gaudy feel. The Card Room is the lounge, which is Asian-themed. Finally, there is a VIP Room for more secluded entertainment. All rooms can play separate music. The dress code changes per event, so make sure to double check the requirements before buying tickets.

Neighbours Nightclub

Neighbours Nightclub is “Seattle’s longest running and largest LGBTQ nightclub”, having opened in 1983. It has a capacity for approximately 1,100 people, two levels, a lounge, and food. Neighbours is an all-inclusive nightclub that maintains a hate-free and no hate-speech environment, with a particularly invested history in the Seattle drag scene. The venue hosts pageants including Miss Neighbours, Latino Pageant, and Miss Gay Seattle. Neighbours is certainly all about pride, but above all else, it is proud of its local philanthropy.

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