5 Multipurpose Spaces to Visit in Belltown and Beyond
Each of these five Seattle spots is a multi-tasker’s paradise. Browse this list of favorite multi-use spaces and find the perfect one-stop shop in Belltown and beyond. Life gets a whole lot more convenient and enjoyable when you take advantage of nearby locations that serve more than one purpose!
1. Drip City Coffee
2929 1st Ave B
Drip City knows a good coffee shop is about so much more than pulling perfect espresso shots (though they have that down pat). It’s also about building community, having some good conversation over the coffee bar, and creating a well-rounded space for guests to sit and stay awhile.
As part of the Workfrom network of work-friendly spaces, this Belltown joint provides the tools you need to finish that personal project or meet with coworkers over a casual cup of joe. After you order your favorite drink, head for the seating area, which offers a comfortable living room layout with professional, low-volume ambience for concentration.
Take a seat on a plush couch, pull your chair up to a table, or choose from a variety of individual or small group spaces that can easily double as workstations or meeting areas. Power up your laptop with access to plenty of power outlets, connect to Drip City’s high-speed Internet, and even take advantage of the printer for your important documents (let’s face it, these days it’s increasingly rare to have one at home).
Spend a productive afternoon refilling your cup and sipping that locally roasted nectar, and order up a bite for breakfast, a light lunch, or a snack (hint: they have Seattle-made Mighty-O Donuts!). Wrap up with a happy hour treat from on Monday through Friday (20% off coffee and tea from 2-4 p.m., plus $1 off all beers from 5-7 p.m.!).
2. Wag ‘N Wash Natural Food & Bakery
1932 Queen Anne Avenue N
This is it: the one-stop shop for pet parents. Queen Anne is now the home of this popular national concept’s only Seattle location (there is also one in Redmond on the Eastside), so bring your pet and discover why Wag ‘N Wash has been awarded recognition for its brand concept and innovation.
First, get your pup squeaky clean at a self-service wash station with all the goods you need for reduced-hassle bathtime (if you prefer a full-service wash or grooming, schedule an appointment in advance). You’ll have access to professional-grade equipment (including high wash basins so you don’t need to kneel at your home tub), an apron to keep you dry and clean, pet-friendly shampoo, brushes and combs, soft towels, and dryers. Luxury items include pet conditioner, leave-in coat shiner and moisturizer, and more.
While you’re in, shop for your furry friend’s favorite natural pet foods, supplements, and treats. Reward your pet post-wash with a gourmet biscuit baked in-store or a meaty treat from the pet deli. You can even purchase toys, gear, or special order a birthday “cake” just for your pet!
Just wash, shop, and go! Any water or mud messes are handled by staff to eliminate the mess of at-home baths.
3. Metrix Create:Space
623A Broadway E
This Capitol Hill “makerspace” is exactly that — a workshop-style location that aims to “encourage and accommodate creative community ventures from independent craftspeople to entrepreneurs to small local businesses.” Make an appointment to access art, design, and technology equipment; schedule a consultation with a Metrix Create:Space employee to kickstart your personal project; or sign up for a workshop focusing on everything from soapmaking to electronics and software tutorials.
Employees run a variety of machinery including 3D printers, specialty printers, a ceramics kiln, laser engraving machines, and more at rates that depend on time, labor required, and materials used. You may purchase a monthly membership for special pricing and discounts, and if your project is all ready to go, submit a work order.
Take advantage of community resources, hone your skills or learn new tricks at a workshop, and do it all right here.
4. Dogwood Play Park and Bar
12568 33rd Ave NE
Dogwood isn’t your typical dog park; this Lake City indoor/outdoor playspace for pups has also got plenty of perks for human companions age 21 and over. Your best friend can run, play, and socialize in the 8,000 square-foot off-leash area while you have a drink and socialize with other dog owners. Sign up for a membership to take advantage of unlimited visits, discounted rentals, drink specials, and access to exclusive events, or swing by for a one-time entry to give the space a try! Simply provide vaccination records to ensure your pup is eligible.
Come by any day of the week and treat your dog to a romp in the active dog arena or some lighter socialization in the gentle dog zone. Show them some love with a goodie from the Seattle Barkery Treat Bar (you can even custom order a doggie “birthday cake”!), tap the tennis ball dispenser and play a round of fetch, or join Dogwood for community hangouts such as summertime outdoor movie night. Best of all, you can look on with a cold beer, cider, or wine in hand, a tasty snack, and access to TVs and board games.
The play park also doubles as a kennel-free doggie daycare. Drop your dog off for a daylong stay between Monday and Friday and ensure they stay entertained and exercised while you’re at work. It’s a Seattle dog owner’s dream!
5. Flatstick Pub
240 2nd Ave S
Play, putt, and party with an ideal combination of mini golf and Washington beers. You’ll find two Flatstick Pub locations in the heart of Pioneer Square and on the Eastside in Kirkland, both serving an exclusively all-Washington taplist of rotating craft beers and ciders. It’s also dog-friendly, so bring your pup in for some action or receive $1 off pints when you come in for “Yappy Hour” on weekdays from 6-7 p.m.!
When you’ve found your perfect brew, tee up at the beginner-friendly 9-hole mini golf course (fun fact: it spells out “Seattle” from an aerial view!). Just be sure to book a tee time online to play for $7 per person. You’ll also find additional games, including a 12-hole tabletop “Duffleboard” course.
Come in with your crew, join in on a special event, or plan your own group gathering and rent a space inside. Outside food is allowed, or you can fuel your game with $3 street-style Manu’s Tacos from late afternoon through evening every day.