Nightlife Orbs

Sapphic Seattle Is Reinventing the Lesbian Bar

The Wildrose in Capitol Hill is Seattle's one and only lesbian bar—but these popup parties and club nights for queer femmes are filling the void.

08/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Rounds on Rounds

Topgolf Is Ready to Tee Off in Renton

The first legit Washington location of the sports behemoth arrives with summer in full swing.

07/27/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy


The Gay Dance Club That George Freeman Built

The gay disco closed amid a swirl of controversy that eventually spawned Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance, but its legacy lives on in the LGBTQ community.

06/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger


What to Wear on a Valentine's Day Date

From classic dress shoes every guy needs to a tiered magenta dress to some particularly lovely platform Dr. Martens.

01/28/2022 By Zoe Sayler


We Needed This: Viski Serves Up Crafty Barware

The Seattle-based glassware and bar tools brand makes cocktail shakers, glasses, and decanters designed with home use in mind.

01/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler


The Kraken Community Iceplex Is Learning How to Nightlife

Despite 32 Bar and Grill’s bumpy opening, it’s still the most fun thing to do in Seattle after 9pm.

12/14/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Soft Pants Forever

Never Have I Ever: Underdressed for a Night Out

Why do Seattleites dress so casually, even for nights out? Our style editor discovers the reason behind the Seattle stereotype.

09/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

White Center's Nightlife Is Quietly Growing

Gay bars, roller rink rock shows—the southerly suburb is suddenly a good place to go out.

03/08/2021 By Stefan Milne


Takeout Cocktails Were Cool—Now Let’s Commit to Relaxed Drinking Laws

God help us if this boozy slushie melts on the way home.

10/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler


The Chambong Makes Drinking Fun Again

Seattle can get pretty academic about alcohol. This champagne glass reminds us to party.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Pride In Our Past

Seattle’s Gay Bar Scene Is Changing—and That’s a Good Thing

We've come a long way. But there's still more work to do.

06/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Home For Orphans

How One Seattle Pirate Radio Station Is Making the Local Scene Think Globally

The DJing couple behind Orphan Radio wanted to bring Seattle music up to speed—and the city is taking notice.

08/31/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 2–5

An essayist gets lyrical about desire and NASA, Bollywood takes on America, and ghosts can dance.

07/02/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis


Nightlife Leaders: Don't Restrict Ridesharing Services

In a guest op/ed in advance of a possible city council vote this week, two nightlife advocates argue against new restrictions on ridesharing services.

02/11/2014 By Jessica Summa-Kusiak and Pete Hanning

Booze On Tap

Starting Tonight, the Baltic Room Puts Shots on Draft

The lineup includes Jameson, Hornitos, my old friend Fireball, and my arch nemesis, whipped cream vodka.

08/08/2013 By Cassie Sawyer


City Nightlife "Watch List" Includes More Than a Dozen Bars

Is your favorite bar or club on the city's watch list?

01/12/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Morning Fizz

Speaking of Booze News

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

08/30/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Is the Conflict of Interest Going to Go Away?

Caffeinated News & Gossip.

08/18/2011 By Morning Fizz


Afternoon Jolt: Sidewalk Cafes

The day's winners and losers.

08/16/2011 By Afternoon Jolt