Seattle’s original neighborhood
If you want to immerse yourself in Seattle's storied past while you enjoy a thriving neighborhood in the midst of a cultural renaissance, you've got to check out Pioneer Square. Hailed as the city's original downtown, you can wander the neighborhood's historic streets and appreciate the beautiful Romanesque Revival architecture. Of course the handsome buildings are just one part of Pioneer Square's undeniable appeal. Amazing culinary and art scenes have revitalized the area alongside charming indie boutiques and refreshing green space. With so much to explore, it's a beloved neighborhood for locals and visitors alike.
Drink: Damn the Weather is a local favorite (and just a great name for a Seattle gastropub). Altstadt is a friendly German beer hall that will have you raising your beer steins in celebration. Enjoy a nightcap at Smith Tower Observatory Bar, which has cocktails as good as its views. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention great coffee shops as well (for those looking to venture beyond Starbucks). Elm Coffee Roasters and Zeitgeist Coffee are great spots to get your caffeine fix.
Shop: From menswear (Division Road) and womenswear (Clementine's, Beyond Threads) to vintage finds (Bon Voyage Vintage), chocolate (Intrigue Chocolate Co.) and beyond, Pioneer Square is a premiere destination for boutique shopping.
Discover: Pioneer Square has established itself as a hotspot for art galleries in the city, making gallery hopping a great way to spend an afternoon. If you’re in town on the first Thursday of the month, we recommend the renowned Pioneer Square Art Walk. You can also enjoy a bit of nature in the middle of the city at Pioneer Park, the Euro-vibed Occidental Square Park and Waterfall Garden Park.