Boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants are the draw for the day-to-day residents and visitors of Belltown, even though the neighborhood is known for its theaters, clubs, and nightlife.

Photo credit: Kathryn Lister
Photo credit: Kathryn Lister

While Downtown Seattle is known for more nationwide shops and department stores, Belltown businesses include unique apparel and retail stores such as Endless Knot, Sell Your Sole, and Fancy. It’s becoming a focal neighborhood for many chic boutiques in apparel, accessories, footwear, and gifts that are unusual, interesting, and distinctive to the fashion and style of this artistic neighborhood.

Plenty of spas, salons and personal service providers have located their businesses in Belltown, bringing lots of options to the urban neighborhood. With high-end stylists like Milagros Salon Spa to talked-about spas like Spa Noir, this neighborhood has an offering for every style and budget.

Theaters and entertainment centers are the draw for many Belltown visitors, as well as the residents who call the neighborhood home. From the Seattle Cinerama to Big Picture for movie-viewing, to the Jewel Box Rendezvous and King Cat Theatre for live productions, the nightlife and event scene in Belltown is exciting and active. Restaurants like El Gaucho and The Crocodile feature event stages as well, for regular occasions for live musical entertainment.

To supplement the late-night cravings and happy hour happenings of Belltown’s visitors and residents, the neighborhood features some of the most renowned chefs and restaurants in Seattle. Ethan Stowell’s Tavolàta resides in Belltown, as does Local 360 café and Tom Douglas’ Belltown features, Lola and Palace Kitchen. In addition, there are one or two notable Japanese restaurants, like Wasabi Bistro, Shiro’s and Umi Sake House.

Belltown is a great place to live, work, and play – with some of the best dining and entertainment this city has to offer!

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