Met PIcks

The Top Things to See or Do in August

The Seahawks return to the gridiron, Bumbershoot’s main stage goes outdoors, and boats battle in Lake Washington.

08/05/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: July 14–20

The Bite of Seattle goes back to the future while Pioneer Square parties like it's 1897: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

07/14/2014 By Conor Romack


Seattle Summer Events Guide: Summer Fun Finder

A guide to the best outdoor concerts, films, festivals, and block parties all summer long.

06/29/2011 By Laura Dannen


The Capitol Hill Block Party and How It Grew

The 15-year-old Capitol Hill Block Party just may be the best summer music festival in the nation.

06/29/2011 By Christopher Werner


Best Bars

Where to go, who to know, what to order (HINT: It’s all about classic cocktails). Seattle Met has the lowdown on the city’s 25 best bars right now. Plus, there’s a whole new deal at happy hour

04/21/2009 By James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, and Christopher Werner