10 Best Nightclubs In Seattle, Washington

nightclubs in seattle

Located in the Northwest corner of the United States, Seattle, Washington, is a city with a unique character. Right on the Pacific ocean but North enough to be really cold throughout the year, the city has found its way to stay vibrant and alive in the music business. Almost thirty years after the big grunge explosion after 1985, with bands like Screaming Trees, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Audioslave emerging from the city, Seattle still keeps up the music industry and the clubs. Trip101 found the 10 most vibrant and diverse clubs for you in this part of the US. All you need is to find what you feel like and have a memorable night out. Keep reading to learn about the best nightclubs in Seattle, Washington.

1. The Underground

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Underground on Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Underground is one of the best clubs in Seattle. The music that you will listen to there is mostly trance, but it is the atmosphere that is unique. The Underground has a low ceiling, dim lights, it is a small and intimate club and the people inside know very well that they have gone there to party! Before visiting, you may check the site’s calendar for some special events and DJs coming!

The Underground

Address: 122 South Washington Street 98104, Seattle

Website: The Underground

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am

2. LO-FI Performance Gallery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by LoFi Seattle on Sunday, July 11, 2021

Lo-Fi has two different rooms hosting live bands and DJ’s from all over the world. Most of the time, the club is full of people enjoying the two different setups. It is remarkable that the vast majority of people are there to dance and they keep dancing all night long. The bartenders are polite and fast and the service is excellent. There are also open mics for hip hop battles, that make the night explode. At the same time, in the room nearby, a DJ may be firing up the dance floor with his choices. Several small touches, like the photo booth or the arcade games in the entrance, make Lo-Fi an even more distinctive choice.

LO-FI Performance Gallery

Address: 429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109

Website: LO-FI Performance Gallery

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 9pm - 2am

3. Kremwerk

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Kremwerk is a totally different kind of club, since it is queer-centered but mainly focused on electronic music. It is widely known for hosting the craziest but most elevated electronic shows and for having famous guest DJs performing often. The club has a futuristic bunker style, as you can find it in a basement full of blue light and tint. In order to get inside, you need to be over 21 years of age and be sure to check the calendar from time to time so as not to miss a great event.


Address: 1809 Minor Ave #10, Seattle, WA 98101

Website: Kremwerk

4. Q Nightclub

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Q Nightclub is all about music. Even though when you visit the club for the first time you’ll be amazed by the size, the multi-level lounge, the interior design and the lights, in the end, it is all about music. Located in the Capitol Hill region of the city of Seattle, Q is open five days a week and combines a relaxed atmosphere and a clubbing space. The owners have invested a great amount of money on the audio components, offering a state-of-the-art system for the clients. Q is a really high-end choice for an unforgettable night out.

Q Nightclub

Address: 1426 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122,

Website: Q Nightclub

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 9pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am

5. Aston Manor

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Right in the heart of the city of Seattle, you will find the Aston Manor club, a club known for the largest parties hosted in the whole of the Northwest. The whole ambiance is great with neon and led lights everywhere and a world-class sound system. On the decks, you will find several celebrity hosts, famous DJs from all around the world and even musicians performing for you.

Aston Manor

Address: 2946 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Website: Aston Manor

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am

6. The Mercury @ MachineWerks

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Mercury @ MachineWerks has the unique feature of being operated by volunteers and also covering the needs of the Goth community, since there are several Goth music events alongside the various DJs performing electronic sessions. Be aware that this is a private club, so in order to join you either need to be a member or be accompanied by one. If not, you may find a member-promoter to give you the magic pass to some nights full of dance and fun. The membership application fee is 10.00 USD.

The Mercury @ MachineWerks

Address: 1009 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122,

Website: The Mercury @ MachineWerks

Opening hours: 9pm - dawn (daily)

7. Club Contour

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Club Contour tries to offer a more elegant approach to a night at a club. It is a premier cocktail lounge primarily that also has a vibrant dance floor that is full of people partying. One of the most significant touches of Club Contour is the happy hour celebrated every day, in different time zones. So, you can start your night out with a cocktail, hang around with your friends and if you feel like it, join the dance floor and dance until your shoes wear off.

Club Contour

Address: 807 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104,

Website: Club Contour

Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 2am; Tue: 3pm - 9pm; Wed - Fri: 3pm - 2am; Sat: 2pm - 2am

8. Monkey Loft

Monkey Loft
Source: Photo by Flickr user Alex Grande used under CC BY 2.0

The Monkey Loft has an industrial aesthetic and it is more of a cocktail bar hosting DJ venues, but attracts more and more dance enthusiasts and is transforming into the new “place-to-be” in the Sodo Neighborhood. The owners try to support local artists primarily and to encourage Seattle’s traditionally artistic population. In the late hours, extra deck space is added, with a beautiful skyline view and a unique outdoor touch!

Monkey Loft

Address: 2915 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134,

Website: Monkey Loft

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 7pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 10pm - 4am

9. The Cuff Complex

Seattle - The Cuff
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Joe Mabel used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cuff Complex is a gay men’s club that wishes to provide you a unique nightclub experience. The club opened for the first time almost 26 years ago and it still continues to be a favorite spot for locals. The facility has two big bars but also billiards and darts areas, and of course, a really large dance floor. An extra touch is offered by the patio, giving the opportunity to take some breaths and come back inside and continue to party. The Cuff has a big reputation for hosting amazing parties and being open to all people.

The Cuff Complex

Address: 1533 13th Ave Seattle WA

Website: The Cuff Complex

Opening hours: 2am - 2pm (daily)

10. Nectar Lounge

Nectar Lounge
Source: Photo by Flickr user dietrichphoto used under CC BY 2.0

The Nectar lounge is the biggest indoor/outdoor music venue in the state of Washington. On the stage of the club, you may find artists and groups of all genres and you can enjoy them by taking great drinks from the bar. In the Nectar Lounge, music is the international language that combines rock, bluegrass and hip-hop music, American and international artists. Many famous artists like Wiz Khalifa, Bon Iver, Phosphorescent Afrika Bambaataa, The Wailers and many more have appeared on this stage!

Nectar Lounge

Address: 412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103,

Website: Nectar Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm, 8pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 8pm - 2am

A night out in Seattle

Source: Photo by user Bruce Turner used under CC BY 2.0

Seattle still keeps its unique character and manages to remain a city really energetic in the field of music. The nightclubs are diverse and they host famous artists and DJs, and the dance never stops. Keep our list and see you on the dance floor!

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