Where to Enjoy Eats and Entertainment in Seattle

Buenos Aires Grill offers Argentinian plates and wines with a side of live Argentine tango. Photo source.

Whether you’re searching high and low for an unforgettable dinner date experience or simply want to spice up your meal, these Seattle locations pair must-try eats with entertainment to satisfy all your senses.

Ballard Loft | 5105 Ballard Ave NW | 206-420-2737

A favorite location for the popular Geeks Who Drink trivia series, Ballard Loft hosts a little friendly competition every Tuesday at 8, with plenty of prizes to motivate you and your team. Enjoy your favorite beers and bar fare while you’re at it. Looking for a local sports bar hangout on game day? You’ll be happy to know that the Loft screens just about any big game you can think of -- from the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners to NHL faceoffs.

Buenos Aires Grill | 2328 1st Ave | 206-448-3114

Don’t settle for the same old weekend dinner date. Make it an experience to remember when you pair Argentinian plates and wine with live Argentine tango dancing. Sit back and enjoy the evening’s performance while digging into grilled favorites such as wood-fired steaks; homemade pastas, pizzas, and empanadas; and, of course, a beverage or two to accompany your meal. Buenos Aires Grill also hosts live jazz performances on select nights.

Shingletown Saloon | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182

This Ballard saloon offers a steady rotation of crowd-favorite bar events. Head in after dark for country karaoke on Wednesday or Sunday, live country DJ on Friday and Saturday, free Bingo Night on Thursday (followed by line dancing or karaoke), and the occasional beer pong tournament. Be sure to take advantage of late night drink and bar snack specials.

The Grill from Ipanema | 2313 1st Ave | 206-457-4885

For a slice of Brazil right in Belltown, don’t miss the traditional Rodizio dining experience at The Grill From Ipanema. Choose from juicy cuts of beef, lamb, pork, poultry, or fish (each served on a skewer and carved to order at your tableside), but don’t skip your veggies here -- they’re slowly roasted for maximum flavor. You’ll also want to pay a visit to the Mesa de Frios, or cold table, where you can pile your plate with cold cuts, cheeses, salads, and many more specialties. As if dinner wasn’t already an experience in itself, make a reservation for Saturday evening to enjoy live Brazilian music while you dine.

The Lodge Sports Grille | Multiple locations

Look no further for a spot to catch any Seahawks game on the big screen! You may even score big with the occasional game day special. Lodge locations also host College Ball Saturdays, when you can root for your favorite collegiate team, from the PAC12 to the BIG10. Bonus: take advantage of $4 Coors Light and $4 Hop Valley on draft.