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White Center

Discover lively and diverse restaurants, bars, and retailers in this creative South Seattle neighborhood.


The neighborhood has a few destinations popular for recreation. Roxbury Lanes (2823 SW Roxbury St) is a fun spot for bowling and playing arcade games, while at Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave SW)—home to the Rat City Rollergirls—DJs spin classic and current tunes; the Wednesday LGBTQ+ Pride Skate Nights are especially popular. Dick Thurnau Memorial Park (11050 10th Ave SW) offers disc golf, walking trails, and White Center Bicycle Playground, a supportive space where kids can learn how to ride safely.

Eat and Drink

Renowned chef Brady Ishiwata Williams serves exquisite modern food with Japanese and Latin American influences at Tomo (9811 16th Ave SW). It’s close to sleekly designed Beer Star (9801 16th Ave SW) taproom, with its encyclopedic selection of craft beers and two great eateries inside: Zeeks Pizza and Lil Woody’s. Intimate Búho (9640 16th Ave SW) serves well-crafted mezcal and tequila drinks along with awesome fish tacos and other Mexican standbys. Pick up an order of crispy fried chicken wings or thighs with fish sauce or coconut brown butter at Bok a Bok Chicken (1521 SW 98th St).


You’ll find a handful of mostly locally owned retailers in White Center’s main commercial district, which is concentrated around 16th Avenue SW and SW Roxbury Street. Pick up bikes and gear at Angle Lake Cyclery (9421 16th Ave SW) and a couple of blocks away at Rat City Bikes (9614 16th Ave SW). Fashion hunters love to browse the casual and dressy clothes and accessories at Cartwheel Vintage & Consign (9422 Delridge Way SW), and at Carniceria El Paisano (9629 15th Ave SW) for tortillas, candies, sauces, and other specialty groceries imported from Latin America.


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