I enjoy the Seattle nightlife scene. Particularly I enjoy Belltown. Some of my favorite hot spots are Ambers, Belltown Pub, Tia Lous, and some of the areas sport bars. It’s a fun friendly vibe mostly. Of course the Seattle liquor board failed us should have passed the curfew and expanding the nightlife hours, however, it is what is at this point. I recently had a friend get a DUI and what a mess it was for him. I rarely drink myself and never drive when I do, however, with the hours if you are going to drink it’s hard to make it work logistically. The clubs/bars throw you out at about 1:50am with no where to go. Thousands of drunks hit the streets and drive home. Even if the clubs would just stay open to serve just food (liquor board giving them that opportunity) with no alcohol – it would clean up the city and drunk driving. It would have a bigger effect then any drunk driving ads they could produce or pay for.
After his DUI issue and random pullover & check by the office who pulled him over (with a .09). He challenged the ruling paying over 10k in fees and got it dropped to a reckless driving which I guess is the normal protocol for a first time offender. So we have been just staying in Seattle using Priceline.com. You can get last minute rooms for a fairly good price. There is uncertainty with the service by not knowing which hotel they are going to give you (your stuck with their choice) but overall the experience has been good and affordable for two people splitting the costs.
If you’re planning on going to Seattle and going to drink even a little I highly recommend that you try out Seattle Priceline.com. My experience and review has been postive using them.