Chop Suey

★★★☆☆
  • 1325 E Madison St

    Seattle, WA 98122

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  • 206-324-8005

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If you are one of the people that is going to rate this place a one because you didn't like the people that go there or because you think the music is "evil" then keep it to yourelf. THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR YOU!

I am one of those "knuckle-dragging neanderthals" that smokes a little and likes loud, angery music. I am also a two time combat veteran that likes to have a way to vent through my music. I like to get into a mosh pit and push people around and get pushed around because we are all having fun.

If you are going to give this place a bad revue just because it wasn't your style, back off. I won't write a scathing revue about Barry Manilow's gig just because I didn't fell comfortable around the people at the show or I didn't like the music. Let the real patrons of places like Chop Suey decide if its a fun place to go

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★★★★★

If you are one of the people that is going to rate this place a one because you didn't like the people that go there or because you think the music is "evil" then keep it to yourelf. THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR YOU!

I am one of those "knuckle-dragging neanderthals" that smokes a little and likes loud, angery music. I am also a two time combat veteran that likes to have a way to vent through my music. I like to get into a mosh pit and push people around and get pushed around because we are all having fun.

If you are going to give this place a bad revue just because it wasn't your style, back off. I won't write a scathing revue about Barry Manilow's gig just because I didn't fell comfortable around the people at the show or I didn't like the music. Let the real patrons of places like Chop Suey decide if its a fun place to go

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Well i went to chop suey for the first time about a week ago or so and i liked it! It wasnt special, but it wasnt bad. As you can tell from the name its an asian themed club, i liked the decor, it was nice. It was really easy to get to, i had no idea how to get there, then looked it up and found out i only need one bus to get there. The size of the venue is good, its not to big, but not to small at the same time. Big enough to have extra room, but small enough to be an intimate concert. The sound was good, they had fans going which was nice. Overall it was a good venue, i would go back again!!!

2
★★★★☆

Well i went to chop suey for the first time about a week ago or so and i liked it! It wasnt special, but it wasnt bad. As you can tell from the name its an asian themed club, i liked the decor, it was nice. It was really easy to get to, i had no idea how to get there, then looked it up and found out i only need one bus to get there. The size of the venue is good, its not to big, but not to small at the same time. Big enough to have extra room, but small enough to be an intimate concert. The sound was good, they had fans going which was nice. Overall it was a good venue, i would go back again!!!

Pros: Easy to get too, good size

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I HOPE THE CITY CLOSES THIS PLACE DOWN. THE OWNERS HAVE NO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. AS YOU WILL FIND THE CHARACTERS THT ATTEND THESE EVENTS FIND DEATH TO BE QUITE ROMANTIC AND THEY OFTEN GET WHAT THEY WANT.

R.I.P. CHOP SUEY.

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★☆☆☆☆

I HOPE THE CITY CLOSES THIS PLACE DOWN. THE OWNERS HAVE NO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. AS YOU WILL FIND THE CHARACTERS THT ATTEND THESE EVENTS FIND DEATH TO BE QUITE ROMANTIC AND THEY OFTEN GET WHAT THEY WANT.

R.I.P. CHOP SUEY.

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Don't really like the feel of this place. Too much attitude, fake hair, and snotty --kids. The sound is decent and I like the decor, but given the fact that they've not booked anyone I'm even slightly interested in seeing for quite some time, if I'm just looking for a place to get a drink I'll go somewhere without a cover charge.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't really like the feel of this place. Too much attitude, fake hair, and snotty --kids. The sound is decent and I like the decor, but given the fact that they've not booked anyone I'm even slightly interested in seeing for quite some time, if I'm just looking for a place to get a drink I'll go somewhere without a cover charge.

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i like this place and it seems to get better all the time...they get good and diverse music acts...good size dance floor. cool looking place--has personality...i would go back

2
★★★★☆

i like this place and it seems to get better all the time...they get good and diverse music acts...good size dance floor. cool looking place--has personality...i would go back

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THIS PLACE IS OVERPRICED & THE SERVICE IS AWEFUL. THE CROWD IS NOTHING BUT KNUCKLE-DRAGGING NEANDERTHALS. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR & GO TWO DOORS DOWN TO MADISON PUB, WHERE YOU'LL GET GREAT SERVICE, PAY NO COVER & FIND THE CHEAPEST COCKTAILS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WILL SOMEONE BULLDOZE CHOPSUEY PLEASE. I THINK WE COULD USE THE EXTRA PARKING.

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★☆☆☆☆

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THIS PLACE IS OVERPRICED & THE SERVICE IS AWEFUL. THE CROWD IS NOTHING BUT KNUCKLE-DRAGGING NEANDERTHALS. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR & GO TWO DOORS DOWN TO MADISON PUB, WHERE YOU'LL GET GREAT SERVICE, PAY NO COVER & FIND THE CHEAPEST COCKTAILS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WILL SOMEONE BULLDOZE CHOPSUEY PLEASE. I THINK WE COULD USE THE EXTRA PARKING.

Pros: A GOOD PLACE TO KEEP STUPID PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS

Cons: OVERPRICED, UNDERPOURED DRINKS, RUDE STAFF

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Chop Suey tends to book great acts although it has been a challenge to handle sold out live acts. The shows I have attended when there is a sold out live act have been terrible, not from the standpoint of the act itself but the venue's size and layout. Promoters and booking agents should steer clear of booking their band here! Sound is a mixed bag and is usually decent in the right spots. I went on one of the hotter days of the year and the circulation fans weren't even on! That is insane! Everyone was irritable in the crowd because of the excessive heat. Nice venue for DJ shows and smaller acts that won't sell the place out. Typical lame security.

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★★★☆☆

Chop Suey tends to book great acts although it has been a challenge to handle sold out live acts. The shows I have attended when there is a sold out live act have been terrible, not from the standpoint of the act itself but the venue's size and layout. Promoters and booking agents should steer clear of booking their band here! Sound is a mixed bag and is usually decent in the right spots. I went on one of the hotter days of the year and the circulation fans weren't even on! That is insane! Everyone was irritable in the crowd because of the excessive heat. Nice venue for DJ shows and smaller acts that won't sell the place out. Typical lame security.

Pros: Nice theme, Good location, Book decent acts

Cons: Bad stage, Hot, Overcrowded

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chop suey is a dark and charasmatic venue with a crowd that is there to dance to sets like Ming and FS, miss kitten, diesel boy, Mark Farina, to name a few. Come as you are, punk goth prep gay lesbian, whatever your heart desires. Plenty of pre funk bars in the surrounding area if you want to start early. I've never gone home disappointed.

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★★★★★

chop suey is a dark and charasmatic venue with a crowd that is there to dance to sets like Ming and FS, miss kitten, diesel boy, Mark Farina, to name a few. Come as you are, punk goth prep gay lesbian, whatever your heart desires. Plenty of pre funk bars in the surrounding area if you want to start early. I've never gone home disappointed.

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I read the review and took my ear plugs and had a fabulous time at Chop Suey on 12-29-04. Everyone was nice and friendly as much as anywhere else in this type of place.
No one seemed to mind that a bunch of us "Older Folks" were there to support our favorite band in the Battle of the Bands.

We has such a good time we would even go again to hear bands with whom we have no connection!

Lil_cyr scared me @ the club and he/she didn't need to. It was a fun experience overall.

2
★★★★☆

I read the review and took my ear plugs and had a fabulous time at Chop Suey on 12-29-04. Everyone was nice and friendly as much as anywhere else in this type of place.
No one seemed to mind that a bunch of us "Older Folks" were there to support our favorite band in the Battle of the Bands.

We has such a good time we would even go again to hear bands with whom we have no connection!

Lil_cyr scared me @ the club and he/she didn't need to. It was a fun experience overall.

Pros: Funky, Fun, pleasant atmosphere

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Chop Suey was one of my worst experiences at a club. Almost passed out from full capacity crowd, they serve weak drinks and the staff are a bit full of themselves. To top it off, my friend was charged $30 for three domestic beers and two well drinks...I didn't realize a Black Label was $6??! I hope Chop Suey uses that extra money they pocketed to invest in an HVAC system...it's I-Spy all over again! Bring cash, don't start a tab!

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★☆☆☆☆

Chop Suey was one of my worst experiences at a club. Almost passed out from full capacity crowd, they serve weak drinks and the staff are a bit full of themselves. To top it off, my friend was charged $30 for three domestic beers and two well drinks...I didn't realize a Black Label was $6??! I hope Chop Suey uses that extra money they pocketed to invest in an HVAC system...it's I-Spy all over again! Bring cash, don't start a tab!

Pros: good location, hot dog vendor

Cons: everything else

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I spent Friday night at Chop Suey, which I absolutely enjoyed: quite nice social crowd topped with a good DJ spinning trance - had a wonderful time. the drinks were lacking alcohol, which is a good thing after all.

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★★★★☆

I spent Friday night at Chop Suey, which I absolutely enjoyed: quite nice social crowd topped with a good DJ spinning trance - had a wonderful time. the drinks were lacking alcohol, which is a good thing after all.

Pros: good music, nice atmosphere

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I went to CS on Sunday to celebrate my 21st. I had a great time. The music was good, the crowd was friendly, and it was just better than I had expected. You can't judge it from the outside. Once you have a drink or two you realize it's a nice laid back place to be. Don't let me forget ALL the beautiful people I saw and met (i.e. men). My friends and I enjoyed ourselves and CS will be seeing a lot more of us.

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★★★★★

I went to CS on Sunday to celebrate my 21st. I had a great time. The music was good, the crowd was friendly, and it was just better than I had expected. You can't judge it from the outside. Once you have a drink or two you realize it's a nice laid back place to be. Don't let me forget ALL the beautiful people I saw and met (i.e. men). My friends and I enjoyed ourselves and CS will be seeing a lot more of us.

Pros: nice crowd, great music, romantic lounge

Cons: drinks were watered, dance floor not big, good praking is rare

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I'm sorry, but I was not at all impressed with Chop Suey. I guess I'm just not into the wanna-bee "gangsta's" - and the rap music that goes along with it. The drinks weren't good at all, the music reeked, and well...if your into the bump n' grind music (and crowd) then this is the place to go. I'm not. GIVE ME SOME CLASS!!

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★★★☆☆

I'm sorry, but I was not at all impressed with Chop Suey. I guess I'm just not into the wanna-bee "gangsta's" - and the rap music that goes along with it. The drinks weren't good at all, the music reeked, and well...if your into the bump n' grind music (and crowd) then this is the place to go. I'm not. GIVE ME SOME CLASS!!

Pros: bad music, phonie people, bad drinks

Cons: cheap - I guess, you can smoke

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I have to admit that, that is the p[lace to be! I can't believe that the idea of the fact that they turned some regular old breakroom in thei place called chop suey! It is a really awsome place. Since they have been having this night by you son! I have to admit that I love it! I have to give it a rating because there is really no other place that would understand hip hop like I do... hmmmm...it's great!

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★★★★★

I have to admit that, that is the p[lace to be! I can't believe that the idea of the fact that they turned some regular old breakroom in thei place called chop suey! It is a really awsome place. Since they have been having this night by you son! I have to admit that I love it! I have to give it a rating because there is really no other place that would understand hip hop like I do... hmmmm...it's great!

Pros: good music, SUNDAYS, drinks

Cons: parking, air conditioning, bathroom

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As near as I can figure, the new thing in music chic is to NOT know how to tune your instrument and the less ability you have to actually play a riff the better. Look like a junkie, act like an elitist jerk, play crappy music and you're in. This is the scene that gave birth to bands like the Strokes and the White Stripes. I love the bar...good drinks, great atmosphere but....MORE DIRTY BIRDS!!! PS: Audrey kicks butt.

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★★★☆☆

As near as I can figure, the new thing in music chic is to NOT know how to tune your instrument and the less ability you have to actually play a riff the better. Look like a junkie, act like an elitist jerk, play crappy music and you're in. This is the scene that gave birth to bands like the Strokes and the White Stripes. I love the bar...good drinks, great atmosphere but....MORE DIRTY BIRDS!!! PS: Audrey kicks butt.

Pros: stiff drinks, cheap stiff drinks, hot servers

Cons: parking, poseurs, neighborhood

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That's a new one to me. Chop Suey is fun, interesting, good Sunday night crowd. Great place to dance and drink. But, definitely NOT stylish.

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★★★★☆

That's a new one to me. Chop Suey is fun, interesting, good Sunday night crowd. Great place to dance and drink. But, definitely NOT stylish.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good crowd

Cons: Capitol Hill

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Simply put: Chop Suey is a great place to go and see bands/dj's in an urbane, hip atmosphere. The sound system isn't too bad, the drinks are functional and the lighting is excellent (warm red glow). It's a hipster scene - sure, so if that offends you - don't go. The shows can be very intimate there. One thing I particularly like about it is that when the groove gets going it can turn into more of a party than a bar (i.e. - Mark Farina's show in early Nov/O2). Lots of sexy bodies sweating to the beat, a nice mix of straight/gay/bi and ? people, and a slight see-and-be-seen scene to it. That can be a lot of fun, especially if you get the right show. Overall: Pick a show you want to see, dress in something that makes you feel good - and go.

2
★★★★★

Simply put: Chop Suey is a great place to go and see bands/dj's in an urbane, hip atmosphere. The sound system isn't too bad, the drinks are functional and the lighting is excellent (warm red glow). It's a hipster scene - sure, so if that offends you - don't go. The shows can be very intimate there. One thing I particularly like about it is that when the groove gets going it can turn into more of a party than a bar (i.e. - Mark Farina's show in early Nov/O2). Lots of sexy bodies sweating to the beat, a nice mix of straight/gay/bi and ? people, and a slight see-and-be-seen scene to it. That can be a lot of fun, especially if you get the right show. Overall: Pick a show you want to see, dress in something that makes you feel good - and go.

Pros: Great lighting, Great interior design, Sexy and hip

Cons: The occasional drunk, Frat boy infestations

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I DON T WANT TO SOUND TO MUCH LIKE A DOWNER BUT THE PLACE IS JUST SO SO THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE SEEM COOL BUT SOME LADY I THINK IT WAS THE OWNER WAS YELLING AT THE WORKERS IT JUST WAS NT COOL I ASKED IF SHE HAS DONE THAT BEFORE AND THEYJUST WENT QUIET IT WAS WEIRD

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★☆☆☆☆

I DON T WANT TO SOUND TO MUCH LIKE A DOWNER BUT THE PLACE IS JUST SO SO THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE SEEM COOL BUT SOME LADY I THINK IT WAS THE OWNER WAS YELLING AT THE WORKERS IT JUST WAS NT COOL I ASKED IF SHE HAS DONE THAT BEFORE AND THEYJUST WENT QUIET IT WAS WEIRD

Pros: cute bartenders, got free drink

Cons: no parking, to smokey, bathrooms smell

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Very good at providing a Truman Show view into urban trendster nightlife. Unfortunately, "look, don't touch" policy grows intolerable. Example: recent Catheters show. CS gets the "Punk is Dead" award for ejecting audience members for trying to mosh. And after lead singer twice jumped into crowd in futile attempt to jumpstart the somnambulant mass. Weak audience of coiffed hairdo's and eyeliner allowed singer to hit the floor on a stage dive. CS has attempted to reincarnate the hit Brit Pop Night as Park Life, but the core crowd is noticably absent. Reason may be scale or CS's insensitity to bumping Park Life for bigger acts. Cap Hill's dearth of live music venues renders CS's no-rebelous-behavior policy all the more disconcerting. CS may get it on track at some point. In the meantime, it remains a safe bet to take your bebe-attired girlfriend to watch noisy rock acts in a fishbowl.

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★★★★☆

Very good at providing a Truman Show view into urban trendster nightlife. Unfortunately, "look, don't touch" policy grows intolerable. Example: recent Catheters show. CS gets the "Punk is Dead" award for ejecting audience members for trying to mosh. And after lead singer twice jumped into crowd in futile attempt to jumpstart the somnambulant mass. Weak audience of coiffed hairdo's and eyeliner allowed singer to hit the floor on a stage dive. CS has attempted to reincarnate the hit Brit Pop Night as Park Life, but the core crowd is noticably absent. Reason may be scale or CS's insensitity to bumping Park Life for bigger acts. Cap Hill's dearth of live music venues renders CS's no-rebelous-behavior policy all the more disconcerting. CS may get it on track at some point. In the meantime, it remains a safe bet to take your bebe-attired girlfriend to watch noisy rock acts in a fishbowl.

Pros: good music, gentle bouncers, large bar selection

Cons: cover too high, formulaic, exposed, staged feel

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I loved the Breakroom, and so far, I love Chop Suey. The Breakroom(gritty rock club, tractor crossing signs, etc.)was unfortunately a blue collar club in a town that is entirely devoid of blue collar workers - a little piece of Chicago. The club has changed hands and been made over into Chop Suey. The new incarnation has a themed art decor that is more typical of Seattle. The new staff presides with an unspoken sense of "Look what we've done. Thank you for coming." The inherent appreciation of this tone is refreshing. Around closing time, I was nudged outward more politely than any other time in my club-going experience. While the place may look pretty, I've been pummelled there by Cutthroats .09, just as I was pummelled by the Unsane at the Breakroom. The venue's great, now it's just a matter of how the booking turns out.

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★★★★★

I loved the Breakroom, and so far, I love Chop Suey. The Breakroom(gritty rock club, tractor crossing signs, etc.)was unfortunately a blue collar club in a town that is entirely devoid of blue collar workers - a little piece of Chicago. The club has changed hands and been made over into Chop Suey. The new incarnation has a themed art decor that is more typical of Seattle. The new staff presides with an unspoken sense of "Look what we've done. Thank you for coming." The inherent appreciation of this tone is refreshing. Around closing time, I was nudged outward more politely than any other time in my club-going experience. While the place may look pretty, I've been pummelled there by Cutthroats .09, just as I was pummelled by the Unsane at the Breakroom. The venue's great, now it's just a matter of how the booking turns out.

Pros: Pleasant staff, Appealing look, Cool neighborhood

Cons: Scenesterish, Dubious life span

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