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KEXP Gathering Space | Live Music & Great Coffee

KEXP Gathering Space | Live Music & Great Coffee

The KEXP Gathering Space offers awesome live music and incredible coffee in the heart of Seattle. Click here to find upcoming live performances at the KEXP Gathering Space. There’s nothing like spending a Monday afternoon with ‘The Screaming Eagle of Soul’ @Charles_Bradley! Thanks, @KEXP! pic.twitter.com/fPSMNR9z7X — Tim Lewis (@LewisSports) May 23, 2016 You can find the KEXP Gathering Space at the KEXP studios at 472 1st Ave N (map). In other words, near the Seattle Center. It’s an intimate space for a live concert, allowing around 380 people. The shows are FREE, open to the public, and welcome all ages and even pets. I have seen a few live performances at the KEXP Gathering Space, including Charles Bradley and Shovels & Rope. It’s not a full show, but the performers still play four or five songs. That means the acts last about 20-25 minutes. On top of live music, the KEXP Gathering Space also includes our favorite coffee shop in Seattle: La Marzocco. Every month, La Marzocco features a...

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Seattle Monorail | Serving Seattle Since 1962

Seattle Monorail | Serving Seattle Since 1962

The Seattle Monorail has been a fixture in the Emerald City for more than 50 years. Used by tourists and locals alike, the monorail links some of Seattle’s top tourist attractions. A quick ride takes you from the foot of the Space Needle to the heart of downtown, and just a short walk to Pike Place Market. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Seattle Monorail connects Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) to Westlake Center, which is located downtown at 5th Ave. and Pike St. A stroll from Westlake Center to Pike Place Market only takes about five minutes. Any Seattle tourism book will tell you that the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Monorail are “must-see” attractions. The best part about the three main attractions is that you can conveniently experience them all together. There’s nothing complicated about riding the Seattle Monorail. It’s not a complex public transportation system; it only makes one stop each way. You either start at Seattle Center and head...

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Best Damn Happy Hour in Seattle

Best Damn Happy Hour in Seattle

Who doesn’t love happy hour? The folks at Seattle Center sure do. On the third Thursday of every month, Seattle Center hosts the Best Damn Happy Hour in Seattle. While many places serve specialty cocktails, cold brews, fine wine and tasty food during happy hour, that’s just the beginning at Seattle Center. It truly is pretty damn good! Before I give you the finer details on the Best Damn Happy Hour in Seattle, here is a quick overview: When: Third Thursday of the month Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Seattle Center Armory Cost: No cover Who: Anyone 21+ (ID is required) When you walk into the Armory, you’ll notice the middle of the building fenced off. You show your ID, get a wrist band and enter that fenced off area– which is where the Best Damn Happy Hour in Seattle is happening (think of it as a beer garden). While you are allowed to go in and out of the area as you please, you aren’t allowed...

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Space Needle | Seattle’s Top Tourist Attraction

Space Needle | Seattle’s Top Tourist Attraction

The Space Needle. It’s the symbol of Seattle, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and it’s right here for all of us to enjoy. No matter where you’re taking in the view of Seattle, your eyes always go directly to the Space Needle. You can’t help it — it’s like a magnet. Not only can you admire the icon from the ground, you can also take in the incredible view from the top of the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair in Seattle, the Space Needle was once the tallest structure in the Emerald City. From the SpaceBase store at the bottom to the flashing red beacon on top, the Space Needle stands 605-feet tall, making it the highest observation tower in the Northwest and the fourth tallest in the country. There are a few different levels of the Space Needle. The first is the Skyline level (the boxy looking area near the bottom), which is the Space Needle’s private event and banquet...

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Collections Cafe at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Collections Cafe at Chihuly Garden and Glass

When I think of a museum cafe, I think of pre-wrapped sandwiches and dry pastries (I guess I’ve had some bad experiences in the past). That’s exactly what I assumed Collections Cafe was like. The restaurant is attached to Chihuly Garden and Glass, so I just figured it was another stale spot for exhibition goers. I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the food to the collections inside, there’s so much more to Collections Cafe. In case you don’t know, Chihuly Garden and Glass shares the work of Northwest artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition showcases glass sculptures from every phase of his distinguished career. Believe it or not, Collections Cafe (305 Harrison Street in Seattle Center) gives us a glimpse into Chihuly’s life and work as well. Every item on the menu takes inspiration from Chihuly’s travels and adds a Northwest twist. Collections Cafe “celebrates what is fresh and local,” getting ingredients from a “carefully selected group of dedicated ranchers, fishermen, foragers and farmers.” There are permanent fixtures on...

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