Move over, Miami: Seattle’s nightlife is where it’s at.
According to BetMGM, Seattle is among the top 10 cities in the country for a thriving nightlife scene. Their study analyzed 100 American cities in terms of the number of bars, average hotel prices, average drink prices, and amount of nighttime activities available.
Seattle beat out both Miami and Atlanta to win the #8 spot on the list. Unsurprisingly, Las Vegas and New York City topped the list. However, we’re willing to fight over Portland being ranked higher than Seattle.
According to the study, Seattle has 41 bars per 100,000 people—only slightly less than Portland’s. We’re assuming Portland’s affordability gave it the ultimate edge over Seattle, since the study called out Portland’s low average hotel prices.
Here is the full list:
- Las Vegas
- New York City
- San Francisco
- New Orleans
If you’re having trouble finding the nightlife scene in Seattle, you may be looking in the wrong place. Keep in mind that downtown Seattle tends to be full of workers and tourists during the day but empties out at night. Many other neighborhoods, such as Upper Queen Anne, have a more quiet, residential vibe. Instead, your best bet for lively nightlife in Seattle is Capitol Hill. The central areas of Ballard and Fremont are also reliable for nightlife.
Also, check out our guides to dancing, bars, and more Seattle nightlife:
- The 46 Best Bars In Seattle, According to Seattleites Themselves
- The 9 Most Well-Hidden Speakeasy Bars In Seattle
- The 12 Most Creative Themed Bars in Seattle
- The Top 10 Seattle Rooftop Bars For Cocktails And Stunning Views This Summer
- 10 Amazing LGBTQIA+ Bars To Check Out In Capitol Hill
- The Top 8 Nightclubs In Seattle For When You Just Want To Dance
- Seattle’s New Time Warp Bar In Capitol Hill Makes For A Fun, Cheap Night Out
- Newly-Opened Gemini Room Serves Groovy Vibes From Day To Night