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  • 1. The Crocodile

    Belltown | Music Clubs

    The heart and soul of Seattle's music scene since 1991 has hosted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney, along with countless other...Read More

  • 2. Conor Byrne Pub

    Ballard | Music Clubs

    You might actually hear an Irish accent or two at Conor Byrne Pub, along with live folk, roots, alt-country, bluegrass, and traditional Irish...Read More

  • 3. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Seattleites dress up to see nationally known jazz artists at Dimitriou's. The cabaret-style theater, where intimate tables for two surround...Read More

  • 4. Egan's Ballard Jam House

    Ballard | Music Clubs

    A neighborhood spot rather than an overpriced tourist trap, this small jazz club and restaurant is devoted to music education for local high...Read More

  • 5. Nectar Lounge

    Fremont | Music Clubs

    Reggae fans—and, really, any music fans—should pay attention to the event calendar at Nectar Lounge. The club regularly hosts big-name stars...Read More

  • 6. Neumos

    Capitol Hill | Music Clubs

    One of the grunge era's iconic clubs (when it was Moe's) has managed to reclaim its status as a staple of the Seattle rock scene, despite being...Read More

  • 7. Owl N' Thistle Irish Pub

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    This affable pub near Pike Place Market presents acoustic folk music on a small stage in a cavernous room. It's often loaded with regulars,...Read More

  • 8. SeaMonster Lounge

    Wallingford | Music Clubs

    With its low lighting and wall of very secluded booths, SeaMonster makes the tame Wallingford neighborhood just a little bit sexier. The space...Read More

  • 9. Showbox

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Just across from Pike Place Market, this venue—which turned 75 in 2014—is a great spot to see some pretty big-name acts. The room's small enough...Read More

  • 10. Sunset Tavern

    Ballard | Music Clubs

    A Chinese restaurant-turned-bar, Sunset Tavern attracts just about everyone: punks, college students, postgrad nomads, neighborhood old-timers...Read More

  • 11. The Little Red Hen

    Green Lake | Music Clubs

    Bring your cowboy boots and hats to this honky-tonk, which is inexplicably located in one of Seattle's most gentrified and generic neighborhoods...Read More

  • 12. The Triple Door

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Despite its reputation as a rock club for thirty- and fortysomethings, the Triple Door has an interesting lineup that often appeals to younger...Read More

  • 13. Tractor Tavern

    Ballard | Music Clubs

    Seattle's top spot for roots music and alt-country has a large, dimly lighted hall with all the right touches—wagon-wheel fixtures, exposed...Read More

  • 14. Tula's

    Belltown | Music Clubs

    Less of a production (and expense) than Dimitriou's, Tula's offers a similar lineup of more traditional favorites as well as top-notch local...Read More

  • 15. New Orleans Creole Restaurant

    Pioneer Square | Music Clubs

    Don't let the fact that this is a restaurant turn you off—the stage dominates the room, and blistering nightly sets of traditional jazz, Dixieland...Read More

  • 16. ToST

    Fremont | Music Clubs

    ToST, pronounced "toast," is a swank-looking but super-laid-back martini bar that just happens to have great live music many nights. This is...Read More

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