Located between the Retail Core and Seattle Center, Belltown is one of Seattle’s most hip, youthful neighborhoods and contains much of Downtown Seattle’s residential base. Home to a mix of jazz and rock venues, pool halls, cafes, unique boutiques and thrift shops, this vibrant neighborhood also plays host to many of Downtown’s hottest restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
9 December 2013 | 11:02 pmRegister today for the Light Up Belltown Contest and add some warm holiday glow to the neighborhood. Belltown Sparkles invites merchants and residents to add some festive lighting and holiday glow to the neighborhood this season, but entries are due today! The Belltown Business Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, Belltown Community Council, and myBelltown.com are throwing down a [...] Read More >>
19 November 2013 | 12:17 amExactly how the special session in Olympia shakes out will have a dramatic effect on our public transit. Commuters and employers alike stand to be severely impacted if the state legislature does not adopt a transportation package. Faced with a budget shortfall, Metro cuts will amount to a loss of 17 percent of service, affecting [...] Read More >>
8 November 2013 | 11:18 pmAs we noted about a month ago, the Downtown Seattle Association updated their study regarding the need for a public school in Downtown Seattle. Now, the conversation has continued on the Seattle Schools Community Forum blog, you can find their entry here. Some background on this issue: In 2012, DSA, in partnership with Seattle Public [...] Read More >>
Located in the heart of Belltown,Tavolàta is serious about pasta—from Rigatoni to Casarecce, Conchiglie to Linguine—freshly extruded every day on-site. It’s fresh…very fresh. A restaurant whose name means “to gather around a table,” Tavolàta is a great place for large parties and private events. Oh, and, the happy hour is immensely popular and incredibly good. 2323 2nd Ave, www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/tavolata
A women’s boutique that is home to the unique, the hip and the elegant finds. Endless style from Seattle’s own Prairie Underground to Portland’s Jet, handmade Jewelry from lines such as Mango, Rebel and Harlow, to the coolest bags and accessories in town, The Endless Knot offers endless options for every budget all year long. 2300 1st Ave, Website
A former maritime workers’ hotel in Belltown, the ACE Hotel was transformed in 1999. It’s roots are fitting of the Pacific Northwest— the unfussy luxury and intentional design ethos that drives those surrounding Puget Sound. Loft ceilings, hardwood floors (where preserved) and art in guest rooms are some of the elements that put Ace on the hotelier map. 2423 1st Ave,Website
There few spots in the Northwest with such a storied and beloved past, and no other rock and roll venue that has earned its right to occupy the hearts of so many. Countless incredible bands played within the walls of Belltown’s much loved living room including: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, R.E.M., Mudhoney, and Yoko Ono. 2200 2nd Aveune, Website