Nestled in between the Space Needle and the iconic Pike Place Market, Belltown is a waterfront community in Seattle with a lot going on. From restaurants and open spaces to adventures through challenging mazes—hint, hint!—Belltown is a great place for visitors and regular denizens of Seattle.
We’ve decided to put together a list of the greatest spots to hang, play, and eat in Belltown. The area is a great place to plan a day trip, an overnight, or—in all honesty—to live! Full of successful singles and couples, Belltown is the place to be in Seattle.
1. Olympic Sculpture Park
Openspaces are everywhere in Seattle, but the Olympic Sculpture Park is perhaps the most mesmerizing. Right on the water, you get great views of the bay with the city of Seattle as your dramatic backdrop.
Loaded with over 20 different large-scale sculptures, art lovers and Instagram mavens will find the Olympic Sculpture Park an exciting and leisurely destination. Get there on a clear day—it’s open 365 days a year!—and it will quickly turn into your favorite day-walking spot.
2. The Crocodile
The Crocodile is one of Belltown’s premier music venues. It’s such an iconic spot, it was closed then reopened due to popular demand. Now that’s saying something!
This venue has major-name acts like Liz Phair come through here, all while still being a gateway for local musicians to play in an intimate yet vibrant location. Great for dancing, rocking, and getting your funk on, the dance floor and bar are a great stage for a memorable night, almost every day of the week.
3. Ninja Escape Room
Unlike most other experiences, the Ninja Escape Room pits you and a group of fellow challenge-seekers against spies, monsters, and other enemies within the framework of an expertly-crafted narrative. Solve puzzles, complete physical challenges, and come out the other end closer and more connected with your group.
The best part about Ninja Escape Room is the experience. People who make it through the challenges find that going out for drinks afterward are filled with relished memories and recall. With our ever-changing lineup of adventures, you’ll definitely be coming back to step into the story.
4. The Rendezvous
One of the most iconic entertainment hubs in Seattle, the Rendezvous is a multi-functional theater, music venue, and speakeasy pub designed to bring you into another time.
Featuring theater acts from the many troupes that frequent Seattle’s theater scene, this spot is an especially novel location for a date that will linger in the memory. And, if you fashion yourself old-timey drinks like a gin gimlet, the bar downstairs has you covered!
5. The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company
For people who have a sweet tooth, look no further than the Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company. True master bakers with an eye for the eclectic, Yellow Leaf has offerings that cover a wide range of palettes.
While also offering standard breakfast and lunch options, Yellow Leaf truly shines through its cupcakes. Some things we’re really excited for are the Pancake and Bacon Cupcake and their roasted Smores Cupcake. Yum!