A city of “alternatives,” Seattle offers a variety of things to do, places to eat and things to see that are just this side of quirky. Locals can’t help but love them and recommend them.


Brett B., bellman

MoPOP at Seattle Center is a great day outing that includes an interactive history of Seattle’s iconic musicians and much more.  


Milli G., Goldfinch Tavern server

Capitol Hill is always a popular area for nightlife, no matter what day of the week there is always something going on. The Stumbling Monk is one of my favorite places because it has a dive feel with has a great beer selection.


Andrea I., Goldfinch Tavern private dining manager

Head to Ba Bar Capitol Hill on a weekend for Happy Hour and watch old karate movies with a Moscow mule and the chicken wings. Everything is delicious. 

SAM Remix for an amazing night of art, performances, tours, dancing, creating, and exploring. They are at SAM or at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Ethan Stowell interacting in the Finch suit 

Pot Stop in Fremont. Next to the one and only Video-Ilse movie rental STORE that also has specials when you bring in a receipt from the Pot Stop location


Brandon J., housekeeping supervisor

Capitol Hill is a popular neighborhood for nightlife right now. There are so many great restaurants and bars. Visit Canon or one of the speakeasy style bars like Tavern Law’s Needle and Thread.


John N., Goldfinch Tavern cook

Capitol Hill Block Party: Held every July, this three-day music festival and block party features amazing local and national artists.


Jason M., banquet chef

9lb Hammer is a classic Seattle Bar in the historic Georgetown neighborhood. 

The waterfront is always fun. Visit the souvenir shop, Pirates Plunder and my favorite, Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe.

If you are a music fiend, hit Easy Street Records in West Seattle. They have a huge selection of music on cd, tapes, DVDs and a ton of vinyl upstairs. 

In Capitol Hill, The Comet Tavern is a classic, Linda’s, Unicorn and Pony are all very uniquely Seattle scenes.


Rachel T, front desk agent

Definitely try and catch a Seahawks game if you get the chance. Fan or not, you just can’t beat the energy in that stadium.


Notable Mentions

Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum (Roxanne G, engineering)

The Museum of Flight (Babucar F., In-Room Bistro server)

Hempfest (Hideki A., Goldfinch Tavern bartender)