Sitting within one of the youngest regions of the world with respect to the presence of organized European style civilization, the Pacific Northwest has only just started to emerge onto the global spotlight in the last generation. What this region lacks in hundreds of years of human history (which is what urban centres on the East Coast have in spades), it makes up for in cutting edge modernity and natural splendor within a short distance of the area’s largest metropolis, Seattle.
While there is much to draw your attention during the daytime within and in the vicinity of the Emerald City, it is natural to wonder how to occupy yourself once the sun sinks into the waters of Puget Sound. If you’re looking to hit the town in style during one of your evenings in Seattle, we have put together an itinerary to give you an idea of the delights that await you after dark in this glorious city.
Stay: W Seattle
Evoking equal parts modernity and hip edginess, W Seattle will impress business and style-conscious travelers alike. With luxurious bed covers and furnishings, a lobby that will make you feel like a 21st century king/queen, and a central location in Seattle’s downtown core, W Seattle is ideally located to begin and end your ideal night out in Seattle.
Eat: Art of The Table
Start proceedings by treating your palate with a kaleidoscope of flavours at the critically acclaimed restaurant, Art Of The Table. Specializing in American and Greek cuisine, this highly innovative dining spot drafts a different menu every single night, yet they never fail to inspire a non-stop trail of positive reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon. The chefs clearly has some serious culinary chops, leading us to recommend Art Of The Table as a choice spot for the adventurous luxury traveler.
Play: Bathtub Gin
After taking in the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, or exploring the eclectic Experience Music Project near the Space Needle, wind down your exciting evening in the jewel of the Pacific Northwest at a “secret” speakeasy.
Opened in the back of an attractive brick apartment building in Belltown in 2009, Bathtub Gin calls back to mind the sneaky and sinful days of Prohibition era America, when consuming a simple tipple was considered a crime.
Staying true to the past, the cocktails here are made as they were back in that age, lending a classic taste to the end of your illuminating evening in Seattle.
An Excellent Night In The Emerald City
Whether it is business or pleasure (or both) that has brought you to the urban heart of the Pacific Northwest, know that plenty of exciting options are available to entertain you once the day has bled into night in Seattle. The guide above is simply a starting point: feel free to follow it to the letter, or pick one of our suggestions and let on-the-ground recommendations or your gut instinct lead you to a peak experience in this modern but verdant city.