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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.

1. Shelter Lounge

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7110 E Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA
(206) 420-7452
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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.

2. The Ballroom

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456 N 36th St
Seattle, WA
(206) 634-2575
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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.

3. Sarajevo Restaurant and Lounge

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2332 1st Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 448-9000
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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.

4. Ohana

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2207 1st Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 956-9329
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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.

5. The Crocodile

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2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 441-4618
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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.

6. Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

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1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 971-8000
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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.

7. Sugar Hill

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414 E Pine St, Seattle
Seattle, WA
(206) 568-2111
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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.

8. Grim’s Provisions and Spirits

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1512 11th Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 324-7467
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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.

9. Bar Ciudad

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1210 S Bailey St
Seattle, WA
(206) 717-2984
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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.

1. Shelter Lounge

7110 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA

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.

7110 E Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA

2. The Ballroom

456 N 36th St, Seattle, WA

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.

456 N 36th St
Seattle, WA

3. Sarajevo Restaurant and Lounge

2332 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

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.

2332 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

4. Ohana

2207 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

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.

2207 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

5. The Crocodile

2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

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.

2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA

6. Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA

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.

1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA

7. Sugar Hill

414 E Pine St, Seattle, Seattle, WA

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.

414 E Pine St, Seattle
Seattle, WA

8. Grim’s Provisions and Spirits

1512 11th Ave, Seattle, WA

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.

1512 11th Ave
Seattle, WA

9. Bar Ciudad

1210 S Bailey St, Seattle, WA

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.

1210 S Bailey St
Seattle, WA

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