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9 Hip Clubstaurants to Start and End the Night in Seattle

Come for the eats, stay for the beats

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Sarajevo Restaurant and Lounge.
| David S./Yelp

Shepherding your crew from happy hour to dinner to cocktail bar to nightclub is a chore, leading to numerous uber trips, confusing bills, and countless group texts. Savvy owners of club/restaurant hybrids — clubstaurants, if you will — have addressed this dilemma by providing one-stop destinations where you can simultaneously get your grub and your freak on. These convenient party venues with bars, kitchens, and DJs allow you to do what you came to do: have a great time with your entourage. Here are nine cool clubstaurants in Seattle where you can start and end your night.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Shelter Lounge

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Encased in movable glass walls with panoramic views of Green Lake, Shelter’s cool factor is untouchable. While you wait for the live DJs on select nights, the pub-style eats and late-night happy hour — don’t miss the burger — will keep you fueled.

The Ballroom

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It may look like a standard sports bar by day, but come nightfall, The Ballroom transforms into a dance spot that gets packed to the walls. With billiards tables, food, and an outdoor seating area, it’s the ideal place to start and end the night. Even if you’re not into the clubbing scene, the mammoth New York-style pizza slices are guaranteed to hit the spot.

Sarajevo Restaurant and Lounge

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There aren’t a lot of places in town where sumptuous European cuisine leads directly to a night of drinks, music, and debauchery. Enter Sarajevo, a hip haven serving everything from grilled lamb skewers to tender cevapi morsels over rice to flaming-hot cheese plates with warm pita bread, and regularly featuring Latin music or the sounds of the Balkans.

Longtime favorite Ohana is known for its laid-back island vibe, along with its mouth-watering menu of Hawaiian favorites. Ohana, which means “family”, specializes in traditional Polynesian dishes like fresh tuna poke, as well as immensely satisfying half-baked rolls. Once the sake and sushi settle in, live DJs will get your butt on the dance floor with new- and old-school jams.

The Crocodile

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Ask any Seattlite about “that time at the Croc” and get a fun story. Many world-class bands have passed through over the years, as The Crocodile possesses a spacious but intimate setup for the optimal musical experience. When your stomach starts to grumble, don’t hesitate to hit the back bar where fresh-baked Neapolitan-style pizzas with delicately crisp crusts will keep the good times rolling.

Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

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A lively hotspot, this fancy Seattle bar/club features a stunning rooftop with a summer concert series and sweeping views of the downtown skyscrapers. The modern decor calls to mind the best of New York or LA. Whether you need a light salad or a hearty grass-fed burger to pair with your Moscow Mule, late night is covered here. Just make sure to break out your good shoes for this one.

Sugar Hill

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Audiophiles love this trendy, modern Capitol Hill establishment where the sultry, soulful tunes go down as smoothly as the drinks. Classic hip-hop on vinyl perfectly matches an assortment of street food from Thailand. Thursday to Saturday night, Sugar Hill brings in live DJs, providing a sweet soundtrack for chowing on some chopped Khao Mun Gai slices with chicken broth.

Grim’s Provisions and Spirits

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Industrial Grim’s always seems to overflow with trendy club-goers. The food is surprisingly fresh and healthy for a bar, but you can still get comforting dishes like grilled cheese sandwiches served with a cup of tomato soup. Wander upstairs to the Butterfly Lounge and The Woods, where the lively tunes keeps the club hopping. While the floors might seem unstable, but dance scene here is anything but.

Bar Ciudad

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Bar Ciudad is the not-so-secret Georgetown gathering spot where young creatives come to play and party in the sunshine. A huge, open patio welcomes revelers to a brick building with an industrial feel fitting for the neighborhood. Poultry is a specialty here, with whole plates of braised rotisserie chicken smothered in herbs and spices. Come summertime, a rotating list of popular hip hop DJs spin at all-day dance parties, pumping good vibes under the roar of jets overhead.

Shelter Lounge

Encased in movable glass walls with panoramic views of Green Lake, Shelter’s cool factor is untouchable. While you wait for the live DJs on select nights, the pub-style eats and late-night happy hour — don’t miss the burger — will keep you fueled.

The Ballroom

It may look like a standard sports bar by day, but come nightfall, The Ballroom transforms into a dance spot that gets packed to the walls. With billiards tables, food, and an outdoor seating area, it’s the ideal place to start and end the night. Even if you’re not into the clubbing scene, the mammoth New York-style pizza slices are guaranteed to hit the spot.

Sarajevo Restaurant and Lounge

There aren’t a lot of places in town where sumptuous European cuisine leads directly to a night of drinks, music, and debauchery. Enter Sarajevo, a hip haven serving everything from grilled lamb skewers to tender cevapi morsels over rice to flaming-hot cheese plates with warm pita bread, and regularly featuring Latin music or the sounds of the Balkans.

Ohana

Longtime favorite Ohana is known for its laid-back island vibe, along with its mouth-watering menu of Hawaiian favorites. Ohana, which means “family”, specializes in traditional Polynesian dishes like fresh tuna poke, as well as immensely satisfying half-baked rolls. Once the sake and sushi settle in, live DJs will get your butt on the dance floor with new- and old-school jams.

The Crocodile

Ask any Seattlite about “that time at the Croc” and get a fun story. Many world-class bands have passed through over the years, as The Crocodile possesses a spacious but intimate setup for the optimal musical experience. When your stomach starts to grumble, don’t hesitate to hit the back bar where fresh-baked Neapolitan-style pizzas with delicately crisp crusts will keep the good times rolling.

Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

A lively hotspot, this fancy Seattle bar/club features a stunning rooftop with a summer concert series and sweeping views of the downtown skyscrapers. The modern decor calls to mind the best of New York or LA. Whether you need a light salad or a hearty grass-fed burger to pair with your Moscow Mule, late night is covered here. Just make sure to break out your good shoes for this one.

Sugar Hill

Audiophiles love this trendy, modern Capitol Hill establishment where the sultry, soulful tunes go down as smoothly as the drinks. Classic hip-hop on vinyl perfectly matches an assortment of street food from Thailand. Thursday to Saturday night, Sugar Hill brings in live DJs, providing a sweet soundtrack for chowing on some chopped Khao Mun Gai slices with chicken broth.

Grim’s Provisions and Spirits

Industrial Grim’s always seems to overflow with trendy club-goers. The food is surprisingly fresh and healthy for a bar, but you can still get comforting dishes like grilled cheese sandwiches served with a cup of tomato soup. Wander upstairs to the Butterfly Lounge and The Woods, where the lively tunes keeps the club hopping. While the floors might seem unstable, but dance scene here is anything but.

Bar Ciudad

Bar Ciudad is the not-so-secret Georgetown gathering spot where young creatives come to play and party in the sunshine. A huge, open patio welcomes revelers to a brick building with an industrial feel fitting for the neighborhood. Poultry is a specialty here, with whole plates of braised rotisserie chicken smothered in herbs and spices. Come summertime, a rotating list of popular hip hop DJs spin at all-day dance parties, pumping good vibes under the roar of jets overhead.

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