Capitol Hill, Seattle
We hit Neighbor's infamous 80's night - a night by DJ Trent Von called "Rock Lobster". A mish-mash of attendees, one of the only straight nights (or a night that many straights attend) at this popular Capital Hill gay bar. Supposedly listed as the best night and place for straight guys and girls to hook up in Seattle. Music is always good and festivities happening. It has a reminesce to me of the old "Luvafair" that once glorified Vancouver, B.C. Rated: 5 stars out of 5.
"Six Arms" is a Seattle outpost of the Portland based McMenamin's brewery, featuring some of the West Coast's finest barley & hops based product. Many fresh beers on tap - certainly something to please every palate. Interesting mix of drinkers - reflecting the fact that the bar is not exactly downtown and not exactly Capital Hill. Standard pub fare too. The eclectic furnishings (and strange name) are entirely appropriate here.
This is a very hip venue that was named by Seattle Magazine the bed place to learn to dance.
People of all ages, races, and genders come together here to learn to salsa, swing, tango and lindy-hop. There are also alot of great groups that come here.
The Rosebud is one of my favorite bars in Seattle. It's got a great atmosphere and is located in a nice area of Capitol Hill. They have a nice patio in the back for sunny days or warm nights. I love hanging out there with friends and taking in the ambience; in addition, they have good deals on drinks. Ask about the $2 drink menu. The food here is delicious too! Try the fresh salsa and chips for a great snack.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
I said I moved there when I was 21 didn't I?
I have been to so many bars and clubs in this city, it's a great city for bars. Not too many places if you like to dance but to sit, chill with friends for a drink or listen to the latest hometown band then Seattle is your town.
Best to try Capitol Hill if you want more of the variety in your clubs. You have just about everything to pick from up there and it's much more fun and safer than most other areas.
You can also try Pioneer Square. Every Friday and Saturday nights there is a cover charge of around $9 and that will get you in to about six different bars and clubs in the area. If you are younger and go to college, this is your spot. Can be unsafe at times but stick with a buddy and you will be fine.
Dress Code: All of Seattle is casual all of the time.