Historic Pioneer Square, South of the Retail Core and nestled between the Chinatown-International District and the Waterfront, is rich in history and culture as Seattle’s original Downtown. With exquisite Victorian and Edwardian Era architecture, classic restaurants, bars and nightlife, extensive furniture, rug and antique shopping, art galleries, and home to CenturyLink Field and Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC, Pioneer Square mixes the history of our city with modern and cultural activities.
2 December 2013 | 9:27 pmDowntown Lowdown – your weekly dose of the top-level things, events, specials and happenings in Downtown Seattle this week. If it’s happening…and it’s “happening”…you’ll find it here. Monday, December 2 – Christmas Carnival This event includes a performance by Caspar Babypants, a visit from Santa, free crafts, and balloon animals. Don’t miss this great [...] Read More >>
20 November 2013 | 11:02 pmMuch-Anticipated German beer hall from Hitchcock’s Brendan McGill just opened in Pioneer Square After a busy fall pulling together the loose ends, Brendan McGill of Hitchcock opened the doors of his new restaurant Altstadt, offering a dozen German taps (with a few locals thrown in) and a full menu featuring handmade pretzels and an unique [...] 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 >>
Matt Dillon, a 2012 James Beard Award winner and the force behind Sitka & Spruce and The Corson Building, has created Bar Sajor. If you are a fan of Sitka’s menu—flatbreads, wood-fired vegetables and meats, raw and cured seafood, pickles, yogurt and ancient grains—then you will find much to enjoy and a Eurocentric wine list to sip alongside. 323 Occidental Ave S, Website
The concept for the space mimics one of the original establishments from the owner’s Grandfather’s small town of Atlanta, Idaho. Half of the space offered a mercantile for the town; dry goods with everything from American made denim and leather gloves to bulk teas, coffee and candy. The other half served as a meeting place, a bar where the people could come together and share stories, build relationships, and forget their cares. E. Smith Mercantile will offer the same thing to a growing neighborhood on the verge of resurgence. 201 1st Ave S, website
The Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square hotel boasts modern amenities with a historical, traditional charm. Located in the heart of Pioneer Square and with water views of Elliott Bay, the hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Century Link Field, Safeco Field, as well as the cruise terminals. With 222 rooms and 40 suites, the hotel is the perfect size for a get-away in the city, nestled inside the restored 1904 Historic Alaska Building. 612 2nd Ave, Website
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, their guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist!. 608 1st Avenue, website