Seattle is known worldwide for its vibrant music scene, and this year, tourists are expected to flock to the city since music bars and restaurants have started reopening their doors. It is estimated that more than 40 million people visit Seattle each year. Most tourists come to enjoy live music at various venues and concert halls all over the city. Whether it's pop, R&B, indie rock, electronic, or grunge, there's something for every music fan to enjoy. So if you're in Seattle and you're looking for a place that serves great food and has live musical performances, check out these places in Emerald City.
Skylark Cafe - 3803 Delridge Way
If you're a budding musician and have been learning to play the guitar via an app or a tutor, put your skills to the test and head to Skylark Cafe for open mic night. It takes place every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, and sign-up starts at 7:30 pm. All musical genres are welcome, and you're free to bring your own gear. However, they also have a few instruments and equipment that you can use, so no need to bring a drum set or a guitar amp. Just plan on heading there a little early to sign up and have dinner before your performance. While waiting for your turn, feast on their delicious sandwiches, such as the Seattle Cheesesteak or the Hot Pastrami. After the sandwiches, wash it down with some draft beer. Though they don't have a 100 percent gluten-free kitchen, the Skylark Cafe also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options, so make sure to ask so you'll know what's available.
Paragon Seattle - 2125 Queen Anne Avenue
Paragon Seattle has been a neighborhood and tourist favorite for 25 years. This place is famous for its live music and its food that supports local farms and artisans. So come with your family and friends to enjoy Jazz Wednesday from 7 pm-9 pm to hear the music of Evan Captain Trio and other local jazz musicians. Or head over on a Friday night to hear a set from some of the best singers songwriters in the area. Every Saturday from 1 pm-3 pm, they also have Acoustic Brunch, featuring some of the city's finest acoustic musicians. Brunch is available from 12 noon to 4 pm, so take your time and enjoy listening to live music while eating shakshuka, Croque Monsieur, or a French-style omelet and pair it with their cold brew coffee or a refreshing mimosa.
The Triple Door- 216 Union Street
The Triple Door is a historic vaudeville house converted into a music and dinner theater. They usually have one or two shows per night. Dinner service begins around 90 minutes before the showtime. Therefore, you must plan on arriving early to get a taste of their food. Their menu is comprised of Pacific Northwest seafood and Southeast Asian dishes. So bring your appetite with you and enjoy some Malay chicken, satay, Pad Thai, or braised wagyu beef. They also have a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes and an impressive wine and spirits menu. Browse through The Triple Door's website to know more about the act you will perform on the day you intend to visit and buy your tickets in advance to get a $5 discount.
Listening to live music or taking a turn at the mic at any of these dining and music venues. Make sure to check their respective websites for any schedule changes. Always show up early to get the best seat in the house.
About the Author:
Jennifer Kelly is a food-obsessed freelance writer who loves to explore as many cuisines as possible. When not eating and writing, she spends time with her kids and pack of three dogs, visiting the beach as much as possible.