Looking for live music venues in Seattle?
You have a wealth of options from which to choose. That’s why we’re helping you narrow it down. This is far from an exhaustive list of live music venues in Seattle, since there are so many excellent ones. But hopefully it’s just what you need to get you started!
Here are the top live music venues in Seattle:
The Triple Door is where you go in Seattle for dinner and a show. Conveniently located downtown—just a few blocks away from Pike Place Market—The Triple Door seats you at a full-size table in front of the stage and serves excellent food and drinks while you enjoy live music, burlesque, comedy, and more.
📍216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
Located just two blocks from Pike Place Market, Moore Theatre is Seattle’s oldest operating theater. It’s a cool place to catch live music, standup comedy, and more.
📍1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
This historic theater located in downtown Seattle has been open since 1928. It is absolutely stunning inside, making it a fitting venue for big-name musicians and comedians as well as musicals.
📍911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
4. The Showbox
The Showbox is located right next to Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Its smaller size makes for a more intimate feel at concerts. Keep in mind that this venue is mostly standing room, with a few seats in the back near the bar. Also note that there is a second Showbox location in SoDo, so be sure to double-check the location on your tickets!
📍1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Concert-goers love the intimate feel of this smaller venue located in Belltown. The Crocodile is standing room only and has hosted big names from Nirvana to Lizzo. It has changed location in recent years but hasn’t suffered in quality at all for it.
📍2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Neumos in Capitol Hill is another standing-room-only live music venue in Seattle that offers an intimate experience for catching a favorite band. They also often have themed dance party nights which are always a lot of fun. Be sure to check out Neumos’ sister venues as well: Barboza and The Runaway bar.
📍925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
7. Cafe Racer
This cafe in Capitol Hill has a cozy, bohemian vibe that we love. Their small stage hosts local musical artists almost every night, and you can also go there for karaoke on Mondays and an open mic on Tuesdays.
📍1510 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
This family-owned jazz club near The Spheres has been contributing to the Seattle live music scene since 1979. Like The Triple Door, you can sit at a comfortable table here and enjoy a delicious meal along with the live music.
📍2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
This historic theater in Seattle’s University District has been open since 1921. Fans of this theater love the beautiful decor and say there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
📍1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
10. Tractor Tavern
If you find yourself up north in Ballard, you can catch some live music at Tractor Tavern. It’s a casual, intimate venue (standing room only) where you can see a wide range of music.
📍5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107