The Best Nightclubs in Seattle

Smoke & Lights | © Atomic Taco / Flickr
Smoke & Lights | © Atomic Taco / Flickr
Photo of Jacklyn Grambush
7 September 2017

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.

Foundation Nightclub

Nightclub, Pub Grub, 0
An all-EDM, luxury nightlife venue, Foundation Nightclub offers three bars and three VIP areas. With valet parking, bathroom attendants, and hand-blown glass details, they have regular concerts on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Resident DJs include Darrius, Rohry, and Sir Kutz. Ticket prices range from $5 to $45 and it is highly recommended that you purchase them ahead of time. There is a dress code, so make sure to check it out ahead of time: “Please dress to impress.

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.

Kremwerk & Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave #10, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 682 2935

Aston Manor

Taking its name from the story of Roy Aston, a Seattle socialite who built a speakeasy into his mansion during prohibition, Aston Manor offers two floors, a balcony, a VIP section, an outdoor patio, and three bars. With a 1920’s theme, the full-sensory experience can include acrobats and fire breathers. The enforced dress code is business/fashionable casual, so make sure to check out the restrictions on their website.

Aston Manor, 2946 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 382 7866

It's going to be a good night. #dnasaturdays #seattlenightlife #astonmanor

A post shared by Aston Manor (@astonmanorsea) on

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.

Monkey Loft, 2915 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA, USA

Q Nightclub

Nightclub, American, $$$
Map View
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.

LO-FI Performance Gallery,


A post shared by Lofiseattle (@lofiseattle) on

The Baltic Room

Self-labeled as “Seattle’s Most Iconic Nightclub”, The Baltic Room is located in the Melrose Triangle on Capitol Hill. Though music usually starts around 10pm, doors open at 9pm for Sound Check Happy Hour which offers $3 wells, drafts, and wine. With a capacity of up to 500 people, you can also contact them for parties and/or bottle service.

The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 625 4444


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.

Trinity, 107 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 697 7702


Established in 1990, Re-Bar was the location in September of the following year for Nirvana’s Nevermind album release party (which the band was eventually kicked out of for having started a food fight). Their support of Nirvana before they were really on the music map is an accurate illustration of the club still today: creative, indie, and underground. A huge part of the LGBT and artsy scene in Seattle, Re-Bar is one third nightclub, one third fringe theater, and one third art gallery, where Pacific Northwest artists are showcased once a month.

Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 233 9873

Club Contour

A restaurant lounge and boutique nightclub, Club Contour offers Happy Hour from 3 pm to 8 pm daily, with some days including hour extensions. Their menu covers comfort food and gourmet dishes, like lamb kebab, crab cakes, hot BBQ wings, and gruyere mac & cheese.

Club Contour, 807 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 447 7704

Neighbours Nightclub

Nightclub, Gay Bar, LGBTQ Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
Map View
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.