Art Walk

June First Thursday Planner

Five exhibits to see in Pioneer Square this month.

06/07/2018 By Stefan Milne

Nooooooo

E. Smith Mercantile Will Close Up Shop in June

Get your bar gadgets, home goods, and other ephemera by June 30, the shop's last day. Oh—and one last dram for old time's sake.

05/15/2018 By Rosin Saez

Culinary Comebacks

Scott Carsberg Brings Bisato Back—to Pioneer Square

The award-winning chef returns with his unfussy approach: “fine cooking, not fine dining.”

05/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Art Walk

May 3 First Thursday Planner

Four opening exhibits to catch at Pioneer Square’s art walk.

05/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Great History Heist

Does the Seattle Underground Tour Bury the Real Story?

Pioneer Square's most famous tour tells saucy tales of our early days—but some worry its history is a little one-dimensional.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

In Vino Veritas

Walla Walla Winery Is Opening a Tasting Room in Pioneer Square

The Browne Family Vineyards opens February 3, bringing movie night, karaoke sessions, and plenty of vino for any pre-gaming wine needs.

01/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

Visual Art

Mount Analogue Is an Arts Space Unlike Anywhere Else in Seattle

Colleen Louise Barry’s bookstore, gallery, and community venue is the collaborative arts hub this city deserves.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Dead Line Goes 'Great Gatsby' on Pioneer Square

The cocktail lounge offers art-deco glitz and more than a little class-based discomfort at First and Yesler.

12/12/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Meet the Sovereign, a Funky Addition to Pioneer Square

Our oldest neighborhood's newest subterranean bar is a tropical art deco getaway.

08/22/2017 By Stefan Milne

Record Pie

Pizza Joint and Vinyl Shop RPM Opens in Pioneer Square

The former Il Corvo Pasta Studio and Pizzeria Gabbiano space slings slices of pizza once again.

07/06/2017 By Rosin Saez

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Photo Recap

Hundreds of artists. Unconventional venues. Here's a look back on the big weekend in Pioneer Square.

05/15/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Bolsters Its Lineup

The full slate now includes Dinosaur Jr., the Thermals, the Long Winters, Jay Park, Metz, and over 300 total acts for the fest's three-day premiere.

04/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Reveals Its Debut Lineup

The first year of Paul Allen's answer to SXSW features Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, and a glut of local bands.

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Looking Fresh

Rudy's Barbershop to Open (and Serve Beer) in Pioneer Square

Get a buzz on with a buzz cut at Rudy's eighth Seattle location.

06/07/2016 By Darren Davis

Review

At Nirmal’s, Seattle Finally Gets Its Destination Indian

Chef Nirmal Monteiro brings playful, precise Indian cuisine to Pioneer Square.

04/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: March 2016

Check out hyperrealistic paintings that emulate kids' crafts, the indigenous Alaskan sculpture tradition, and gothic cartoon acid trips.

03/01/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Explainer

Seattle’s Gold Rush, Then and Now

Seattle’s population influx—nearly 15,000 newcomers per year since 2010—is fast approaching gold rush rates. But this time around, a whole new breed of prospector is coming ashore, one that covets tech opportunities over gold.

12/08/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Surprise!

Out of Nowhere, a New Slate Coffee Opens in Pioneer Square

With a University District location to follow next week.

09/18/2015 By Darren Davis

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Calisea

From boldly printed stationery to eclectic children's toys, the Pioneer Square store has all kinds of everything.

08/18/2015 By Aoife Reilly

Drinking Games

Flatstick Pub Will Bring Miniature Golf (and Lots of Local Beer) to Pioneer Square

And really, what else does one need?

07/20/2015 By Allecia Vermillion