Showbox at the Market

★★★★☆
  • 1426 First Ave

    Seattle, WA 98101

    Cross street: Belltown, Pike Place Market & Environs

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  • 206-628-3151

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Twila Macedo presents Notti Gyrl and Notti Boi Threadz Clothing now in Seattle, L.A., and New York, weather your going to work to the club or to bed after all the above...GET YOUR NOTTI ON!!

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Twila Macedo presents Notti Gyrl and Notti Boi Threadz Clothing now in Seattle, L.A., and New York, weather your going to work to the club or to bed after all the above...GET YOUR NOTTI ON!!

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The event was lame when I went...they just want your money. Lots of crowds and staff were rude.
I went to Bone Bash the previous year- no crowds to wait through and awsome dancing and auction items- Plus at least your money there is going

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★★★★★

The event was lame when I went...they just want your money. Lots of crowds and staff were rude.
I went to Bone Bash the previous year- no crowds to wait through and awsome dancing and auction items- Plus at least your money there is going

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amazing venue if your not a jackass security is tight and there pretty rude but what ever dont be stupid and it will be fine i fully enjoyed every minute of APC there and would love to see another show there if it was the right band.

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★★★★★

amazing venue if your not a jackass security is tight and there pretty rude but what ever dont be stupid and it will be fine i fully enjoyed every minute of APC there and would love to see another show there if it was the right band.

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The showbox doesn't care about its customers. They will sell you a ticket and make you stand in a crowd for hours without telling you anything. If the act is 5 hours late they won't tell you. I would never go to another show at the Showbox. Good luck trying to get your money back!

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★★★☆☆

The showbox doesn't care about its customers. They will sell you a ticket and make you stand in a crowd for hours without telling you anything. If the act is 5 hours late they won't tell you. I would never go to another show at the Showbox. Good luck trying to get your money back!

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We went to the Lucinda Williams show on Nov 14th, the show was great, but the bartender was rude and way out of his league, we had drinks at the bar, and to see the show we had to turn aroungfd to watch her perform, never moving from our spot, upon turning to take a drink, both of our drinks were gone along with the money, the bartender said he didn't do it, and the female bartender said if the drink was not in your hand they will take it, and the money is considered a tip (normally this is called theft)
upon listening to other customers at the bar they were not happy with his service and had to walk over to the bar and get a drink and then return to there spot at his bar, also, he would poke customers with a stick and yell at them to get away from the front of his bar, the lad has no business working in a club of this standard, (note, it was the bar by the ladys room) I and the group I was with feel he should be dismissed, gives the place a bad name

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★★★☆☆

We went to the Lucinda Williams show on Nov 14th, the show was great, but the bartender was rude and way out of his league, we had drinks at the bar, and to see the show we had to turn aroungfd to watch her perform, never moving from our spot, upon turning to take a drink, both of our drinks were gone along with the money, the bartender said he didn't do it, and the female bartender said if the drink was not in your hand they will take it, and the money is considered a tip (normally this is called theft)
upon listening to other customers at the bar they were not happy with his service and had to walk over to the bar and get a drink and then return to there spot at his bar, also, he would poke customers with a stick and yell at them to get away from the front of his bar, the lad has no business working in a club of this standard, (note, it was the bar by the ladys room) I and the group I was with feel he should be dismissed, gives the place a bad name

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My girlfriend and I went to see Augustana at the Showbox last night but didnt actually get to see them play. The tickets said the concert started at 8...and I understand you usually add about an hour and a half or so until you see the "headliner" perform. So, we got to the showbox at about 6 to have some drinks in the Green Room, which was a very fun experience for us...good food and drinks. If your in the Green Room then you get into the show first before the the line of people outside, which is nice. So when we got inside, feeling a little buzzed at this point, we grabbed a table and ordered another drink from the bar which is when I asked "when will Augustana be on?", and their reply was "there scheduled for 11pm." 11pm??? are you kidding me...I am 25 years old, have a job M-F, and live about 45 min away from Seattle...so I basically spent $55 bucks for tickets, $20 bucks for parking and couldnt stay awake long enough to stay to see them play. It was a great place, but wish they didnt start 3 hours after they had advertised. Not sure if I will go back because of this experience.

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★★★☆☆

My girlfriend and I went to see Augustana at the Showbox last night but didnt actually get to see them play. The tickets said the concert started at 8...and I understand you usually add about an hour and a half or so until you see the "headliner" perform. So, we got to the showbox at about 6 to have some drinks in the Green Room, which was a very fun experience for us...good food and drinks. If your in the Green Room then you get into the show first before the the line of people outside, which is nice. So when we got inside, feeling a little buzzed at this point, we grabbed a table and ordered another drink from the bar which is when I asked "when will Augustana be on?", and their reply was "there scheduled for 11pm." 11pm??? are you kidding me...I am 25 years old, have a job M-F, and live about 45 min away from Seattle...so I basically spent $55 bucks for tickets, $20 bucks for parking and couldnt stay awake long enough to stay to see them play. It was a great place, but wish they didnt start 3 hours after they had advertised. Not sure if I will go back because of this experience.

Pros: Great place to see music

Cons: Started far to late

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i'm somewhat closed minded when it comes to the night life in areas outside of san francisco, especially when it comes to seattle.

seattle has tons of great places, but i was NOT impressed at all with the showbox. i can only compare it to 330 ritch in san francisco.

it's crowded, the crowd is always the same and the drinks are weak.

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★★☆☆☆

i'm somewhat closed minded when it comes to the night life in areas outside of san francisco, especially when it comes to seattle.

seattle has tons of great places, but i was NOT impressed at all with the showbox. i can only compare it to 330 ritch in san francisco.

it's crowded, the crowd is always the same and the drinks are weak.

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I've been to many shows in Seattle. This place is damn near the best. The crew is on point, the security does their job, and the sound delivers. Capable of having 1000+ shows and one of the prime spots to see the best hip hop shows in town.

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I've been to many shows in Seattle. This place is damn near the best. The crew is on point, the security does their job, and the sound delivers. Capable of having 1000+ shows and one of the prime spots to see the best hip hop shows in town.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Bathrooms

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Floor seating would be a nice addition, but for acoustics, view, drinks while you watch and ambiance, this place is unbeatable

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Floor seating would be a nice addition, but for acoustics, view, drinks while you watch and ambiance, this place is unbeatable

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I love the atmosphere when you walk into Showbox. Open layout and bar set-ups on both sides of the venue. Best place for concerts, drinks and just a cool place to hang out with ya girls or boys.

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I love the atmosphere when you walk into Showbox. Open layout and bar set-ups on both sides of the venue. Best place for concerts, drinks and just a cool place to hang out with ya girls or boys.

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I have found bands here which I'm sure were difficult to book yet somehow Showbox did it. Thank you. The bartenders are always super-nice to me, but then I'm always super-nice to them. That's how it works: I smile when I make a request, they smile when they pour. I've always had a great time and it seems everyone else was having a great time as well. It's a nice-sized venue where it's large enough to get some good acts to Seattle but small enough to chat with performers after the show.

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★★★★★

I have found bands here which I'm sure were difficult to book yet somehow Showbox did it. Thank you. The bartenders are always super-nice to me, but then I'm always super-nice to them. That's how it works: I smile when I make a request, they smile when they pour. I've always had a great time and it seems everyone else was having a great time as well. It's a nice-sized venue where it's large enough to get some good acts to Seattle but small enough to chat with performers after the show.

Pros: Good location, good drinks

Cons: food. but who needs it, really.

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For Seattle's music scene, the Showbox is a local must. They have the most popular acts like Ashley Simpson, then the more esoteric acts like the Scandinavian Electronic duo Royksopp. Bright Eyes played here with The Faint. The place is gorgeous--it has a massive chandelier in the center of the room. It seems more like a dance hall than a rock club. Arrive early or you'll be waiting outside in the rain. (If you arrive early, they'll take the front of the line in the covered back.)

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★★★★★

For Seattle's music scene, the Showbox is a local must. They have the most popular acts like Ashley Simpson, then the more esoteric acts like the Scandinavian Electronic duo Royksopp. Bright Eyes played here with The Faint. The place is gorgeous--it has a massive chandelier in the center of the room. It seems more like a dance hall than a rock club. Arrive early or you'll be waiting outside in the rain. (If you arrive early, they'll take the front of the line in the covered back.)

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This is a great place to catch up and coming artists. Usually doesn't have really big names, and concerts are usually on week nights. But it is a great place to catch a cheap concert and have a great time. Attached is a small restaurant and there are bars in the venue - you can get up close and personal to the talent.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to catch up and coming artists. Usually doesn't have really big names, and concerts are usually on week nights. But it is a great place to catch a cheap concert and have a great time. Attached is a small restaurant and there are bars in the venue - you can get up close and personal to the talent.

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This is the place to see a band, hands down. I've been to maybe 20 concerts here and the place has it all! Many bands that are up and coming will play here on their first tour so it's your chance to catch a future multi-platinum band in a very small, cozy setting. Drinks are always good here too. I've never been dissappointed with my spot in the crowd. Park in the Deja Vu parking lot for $7, there's always an empty spot!

PROS: Great shows, great people, great drinks.
CONS:

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This is the place to see a band, hands down. I've been to maybe 20 concerts here and the place has it all! Many bands that are up and coming will play here on their first tour so it's your chance to catch a future multi-platinum band in a very small, cozy setting. Drinks are always good here too. I've never been dissappointed with my spot in the crowd. Park in the Deja Vu parking lot for $7, there's always an empty spot!

PROS: Great shows, great people, great drinks.
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some of my favorite seattle memories have been at the showbox. They get honest to god, fantastic bands and comediens. the green room is one of the hippest bars in town.

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some of my favorite seattle memories have been at the showbox. They get honest to god, fantastic bands and comediens. the green room is one of the hippest bars in town.

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The Showbox continually books great bands, and is one of my favorite places to see shows in town. They also have a great bar adjoining the venue called the Green Room. I go here to mingle before the show, or I meet up with friends for a GREAT happy houreven when I'm not going to a show. The venue has two different levels. One is the ground level near the stage where people stand and dance to watch the music, and the other is slightly raised enough so you can sit at tables and enjoy the stage unobstructed by tall people in front of you. The raised area is 21 and over only and has a bar. You can mix back and forth nbetween the two areas easily. The decor in the club is fun. It's kind of futuristic-spacey, and you can enjoy all the posters of the shows they have held there over the years. The sound is pretty good. I like it because it is neither too small or too big, and the atmosphere encourages you to have fun.

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★★★★☆

The Showbox continually books great bands, and is one of my favorite places to see shows in town. They also have a great bar adjoining the venue called the Green Room. I go here to mingle before the show, or I meet up with friends for a GREAT happy houreven when I'm not going to a show. The venue has two different levels. One is the ground level near the stage where people stand and dance to watch the music, and the other is slightly raised enough so you can sit at tables and enjoy the stage unobstructed by tall people in front of you. The raised area is 21 and over only and has a bar. You can mix back and forth nbetween the two areas easily. The decor in the club is fun. It's kind of futuristic-spacey, and you can enjoy all the posters of the shows they have held there over the years. The sound is pretty good. I like it because it is neither too small or too big, and the atmosphere encourages you to have fun.

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If touring talent comes through Seattle, there's a good chance they will come through here. The Showbox has a history of popularity, so is it a great club? Not really. No unique decor. No sense of high-class. This is really a just decent club that has stood out because of Seattle's deficiency in good performing locations. The dance floor is spacious (for Seattle) and there are a few seating areas - which are not comfy. The two large bars and one small bar have mixed talent in bartenders. I recommend coming to The Showbox to check out your favorite touring artists, but not to check out the usual weekly club scene. This location doesn't offer anything notable, except the talent that tours through.

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If touring talent comes through Seattle, there's a good chance they will come through here. The Showbox has a history of popularity, so is it a great club? Not really. No unique decor. No sense of high-class. This is really a just decent club that has stood out because of Seattle's deficiency in good performing locations. The dance floor is spacious (for Seattle) and there are a few seating areas - which are not comfy. The two large bars and one small bar have mixed talent in bartenders. I recommend coming to The Showbox to check out your favorite touring artists, but not to check out the usual weekly club scene. This location doesn't offer anything notable, except the talent that tours through.

Pros: Spacious Dance Floor, Touring Artists

Cons: Can get VERY hot

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I've been to the Showbox several times over the past three years and it's my favorite. Everyone's nice, it's clean, and the set-up is really cool. Lots of people show up and dance and the vibe is great. With the exception of being pushed or shoved occasionally due to the crowdedness, the place is great. I only disliked the prices of the drinks overall. Some extra room to get to the bathrooms would be nice.

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★★★★★

I've been to the Showbox several times over the past three years and it's my favorite. Everyone's nice, it's clean, and the set-up is really cool. Lots of people show up and dance and the vibe is great. With the exception of being pushed or shoved occasionally due to the crowdedness, the place is great. I only disliked the prices of the drinks overall. Some extra room to get to the bathrooms would be nice.

Pros: Nice people, Big dance floor, Clean

Cons: , Crowded, Parking sucks

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The Showbox is great venue because of its flexibility. You can come here to see a concert, go clubbin, or both. There is alot of room here and the sound is good.

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★★★★☆

The Showbox is great venue because of its flexibility. You can come here to see a concert, go clubbin, or both. There is alot of room here and the sound is good.

Pros: size, diversity of venue

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Some of my best nights out have been at the Showbox. Seen everyone from Roni Size and Prince Paul to Sir Mix-A-Lot playing with the Presidents of the United States of America--talk about memories. It's the best venue in town for a mid-sized show.

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★★★★☆

Some of my best nights out have been at the Showbox. Seen everyone from Roni Size and Prince Paul to Sir Mix-A-Lot playing with the Presidents of the United States of America--talk about memories. It's the best venue in town for a mid-sized show.

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The best concert I've ever seen was here: Weezer in the summer of 2000. The venue size is ideal and the sound quality is excellent. No comparison to mammoth venues like Key Arena with their mushy, hollow sound that all blends together.

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★★★★☆

The best concert I've ever seen was here: Weezer in the summer of 2000. The venue size is ideal and the sound quality is excellent. No comparison to mammoth venues like Key Arena with their mushy, hollow sound that all blends together.

 

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