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Bars and nightlife in University District, Seattle

Top bars

Seafood Restaurant
“This oyster bar and cocktail lounge is the perfect cozy venue for upscale seaside favorites”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great pizza with original toppings. Also for take-out. Patric’s favorite is the Zucca Balsamica pizza ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Great date spot for those looking for a nearby French restaurant with local flavor. A long walk, but an easy stroll in the summer. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Delicious Italian food. Happy hour after 9 pm where many drinks and food are half price.”
  • 13 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Awesome German bar. Great beer is the focus, but they have plenty of other liquor and a good menu of German food.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Jump on the bus and moments later you will find great music and a warm friendly atmosphere, plus good nosh and drinks.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“For the coffee connoisseur, they source the best coffee in town and prepare it any way you like it, esspresso, latte, pour over, drip. They also server microbrews and wine in the afternoon/early evening. This is our nephew's place.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Classic college pub with tons of UW memorabilia. Avoid during UW football weekends unless you're a die hard fan. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“This bar is one of the oldest in Seattle. The bar was apparently the hang out for Beat authors and Tom Robbins. Check out Grateful Dead cover band, Andy Coe Band, on Monday nights. Comedy on Wednesday. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Music Venue
“Bigger shows in this large theater that has lots of standing room space at stage level to grab a drink and watch a show or catch some stand up. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Jump on the bus and moments later you will find great music and a warm friendly atmosphere, plus good nosh and drinks.”
  • 10 locals recommend
College Theater
“Find great studio, music and other cultural events at the Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. The Mainstage Meany Theater is one of Seattle's acoustic treasures, with 1,206 seat proscenium stage, (with 794 floor and 412 balcony seats) creating an intimate experience for audiences. Danish woven tapestries are displayed on the stage during President's Piano Series and Chamber Music Series. The Studio Theatre is a an intimate black box theater seating 238 and home to a wide variety of performances, including many by UW School of Music, School of Drama and Dance Program. From the brick-paved Central Plaza (Red Square), take the stairs at the NE corner of Meany Hall to the sunken courtyard."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Mostly used deep cuts vinyl record store, not a lot of mainstream stuff here. Definitely a crate diggers' paradise. In walking distance.”
  • 1 local recommends