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Address: 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2004
Phone Number: +1 206-628-3151
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Best music venue in Seattle

The Showbox is my favorite music venue in Seattle. The half circle setup and elevated bar areas give this place great acoustics and clear sightlines to the performers from every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
liquidmj
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Showbox is my favorite music venue in Seattle. The half circle setup and elevated bar areas give this place great acoustics and clear sightlines to the performers from every angle.

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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Showbox on 1st Avenue is my absolute favorite small venue in Seattle! It's a pretty big space, and there's only a little bit of seating so they can get a lot of people in there. There are bars all the way around the venue except on the side with the stage and bathrooms, so it's usually not too hard... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Went to see this legendary reggae artist at Showbox on my first ever day in Seattle. The doormen seemed a bit harsh at first but then again it is their job. Good strong drinks, friendly bartenders and nice people. A good venue and an interesting retro atmosphere. A good night.

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Thank nana-elina
Vancouver, Canada
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181 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Perfect sized venue for an intimate affair. I never felt crowded or trampled even though I was front and centre for a sold out gypsy punk band. Neat light show on the centre ceiling! Great location, and services. Staff and security were friendly too! Well done.

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Thank Scarlett S
Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Showbox is a cool venue. Been there a few times. SoDo is solid also. Always has pretty decent bands that I like. Nothing bad to say

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Thank Derick D
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I went to enjoy a concert but, something I like is to going places well-organised. It is, in fact, one of the best I visited.

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Thank Diego R
Vancouver, Canada
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360 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Saw Grace Potter at the Showbox in downtown Seattle. Great venue which is within a few blocks of a number of restaurants and close to the Pike Place Market.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

i have attended two shows here, and it has been a great experience both times. the venue is roomy, there's food, cheap drinks, tables, and a great view of the stage. i'll keep coming back!

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Thank Appetight
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

There are those that prefer BIG shows in venues seating thousands. Then there are those that prefer a more intimate setting, with more shows and damn it, better music. I think I have been going to the Showbox forever, seeing some of my favorite shows. They host a variety of music with shows for both all ages and 21+. More... More 

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Thank Snowghostridin
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

2 of my friends and I traveled to Seattle from NC to see Lights. We got in line about an hour before doors were to open when we overheard the people in front of us complaining that if you're over 21 you get to go into the bar. So that's exactly what we did, we sat and had cocktails while... More 

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