Dahlia Bakery storefront Photo: Rudy Willingham
Photo: By and By
Photo: David Newman


Wander through trendy shops, galleries, and legendary nightclubs in this hip neighborhood adjacent to downtown.

By Jackie Varriano
A bartender in a red tunic holding a cocktail shaker. Yellow-lit shelves of alcohol and a bar top are in the background. Courtesy Bangkrak Market


Urban nature seekers can explore the Olympic Sculpture Park (2901 Western Ave), with its 20 contemporary sculptures. Don’t miss the park’s tree walk, where you can spot Pacific dogwoods, paper birches, and more. Watch artisans create stunning works through the windows at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio (2227 Fifth Ave). In the evening, check the lineup at storied venue The Crocodile (2505 First Ave) or the legendary Moore Theatre (H1932 Second Ave), which opened its doors in 1907 and is Seattle’s oldest active theater.

Eat and Drink

Start the morning with mochi doughnuts from Dahlia Bakery (2001 Fourth Ave). Dive into bowls of carne asada fried rice and choripan sandwiches at Garzón (2132 First Ave), a Latinx street food spot inside the mural-filled Black Cat Bar (2132 First Ave). The colorful patio at Bangrak Market (2319 Second Ave) is perfect for savoring Crying Tiger steak, fried chicken wings, and other Thai delights. On the sweet side, stop by La Parisienne French Bakery (2507 Fourth Ave) for fluffy croissants and custardy canelés paired with mugs of cafe au lait.


Browse chic unisex attire and accessories at Kuhlman (2419 First Ave). Music lovers can dig through crates of punk and indie records at Singles Going Steady (2219 Second Ave). Sniff along to the perfect candle scent at bespoke Noir Lux Candle Co (3020 Warren Pl).

Belltown Partners

El Gaucho Belltown

El Gaucho

  • Address 2200 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Phone (206) 728-1337
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Kimpton Palladian Hotel Belltown

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

  • Address 2000 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Phone (206) 448-1111
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Tavolata – Belltown Belltown

Tavolata – Belltown

  • Address 2323 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Phone (206) 838-8008
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Shaker + Spear Belltown

Shaker + Spear

  • Address 2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Phone (206) 826-1700
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