Seattle Music Venues: The Showbox at the Market
The Showbox at the Market sits comfortably in Pike Place Market, the city's most tourist-friendly stretch of shops and fish mongers. Since opening in 1939, the venue has hosted icons like Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and the Ramones. It also provided a venue for now-well-known Seattle-based acts like burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee and Pearl Jam. Today, the guitars are out and DJs and drum machines are in: The Showbox is the best place in Seattle to catch hip hop.
Before the latest Method Man concert, fuel up on food and drink right at the venue. The Green Room is an adjacent bar and diner open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am, or anytime there's a show. It pays to get there early: you can't beat the happy hour specials.
[Photo: Kevin Crumbs]