The Showbox Market at Pike Place

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Just across Pike Place Market, a few steps down the road from Blarney Stone Pub and Restaurant, you’ll find Seattle’s legendary musical venue. Since 1939, The Showbox has been featuring major headliners such as Mae West, the Ramones, burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee, Pearl Jam and chart toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The Showbox hosts numerous local, national and international artists and bands, comfortably fitting over a thousand people on any given night.

This iconic art deco building has seen downtown Seattle change through the times and remains one of the most influential entertainment venues in the country. In a town that is absolutely brimming with music and life, The Showbox contributes significantly to the local music scene. Ask any local where to go for a concert and you will surely be pointed to this place at 1st Avenue.

Now on its 75th year, The Showbox is returning to its roots, among the line-up of spectacular events they have for the year, the club is also reviving the lounge and giving back its 1946 name, Kerns Music Shop. It was named after Johnny Kerns, a trombone player who opened up the storefront that became the “it” place for musicians and their fans. From time to time, it wasn’t surprising to hear an impromptu live performance from then newcomers like Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole and Harry James. The lounge opens 2 hours before each show and is a great place to meet and greet top acts from Seattle’s beloved local musicians to international stars.

In 2007, Showbox opened a new location in a converted warehouse in the SoDo district. Located near the sports stadiums, Showbox SoDo has a 1,800 capacity and has a vibe all its own with beautiful wooden beams and brick architecture. Despite its short history, this venue has already seen the likes of Kid Rock, the Pogues, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, My Chemical Romance, Gotye and many more.

What makes the Showbox locations well-loved, apart from their historic charm, is their versatility. In the true spirit of entertainment, Showbox is known for hosting great shows for all ages, comfortably housing guests and offering friendly yet exceptional service.

Don’t forget to cap off the night with an ice cold pint at the Blarney Stone Pub!


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  • review rating 4  I liked the diversity of people. Enjoyed the live music on Friday. Just need to be patient with the staff because there are a lot more patrons then staff.

    thumb Stephanie Thomas
    5/07/2018
  • review rating 4  A favorite stop of mine. The food menu is surprisingly varied and not really what you would normally consider bar food. bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, and home-made chips are some of my go-tos. The price for food and drink are really reasonable considering the neighborhood. Service can lag a little sometimes, but the staff is so nice that it's really hard to be bothered by it. Beer selection is relatively standard, but The Blarney Stone makes up for it with knowledgeable barkeeps and a really decent selection of liquor. The noise can be a bit much sometimes, especially on game days, but during quieter times, it's difficult to find a better bar in downtown.

    thumb Dmitriy Todd
    6/16/2017
  • review rating 4  I stopped in looking for a new place I have yet to go to. I didn't eat the food but what I had seen looked really good. A bit expensive, but I am sure it is all tasty. I was only there long enough to eat two beers and took off. I will certainly recommend and return . Slainte

    thumb P Rastin
    1/26/2018
  • review rating 4  Just like every other Irish pub, but across the street from the museum, so a great place to have a quick drink before checking out the art.

    thumb Marisa Lydon
    2/13/2018
  • review rating 5  Great little dive bar. Bartender was super nice and friendly with us, let us try different beers. Not too crowded but not dead. Pool tables in good shape. Great beer selection. If I lived in the area I'd be a regular.

    thumb Alison Franco
    2/15/2018

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