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Address: 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2004
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+1 206-628-3151
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09:00 - 17:00
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The sounds concert!

Best show! Great venue! Fast drink service, great view to the stage and the sound is great in there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GaetzGirl
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best show! Great venue! Fast drink service, great view to the stage and the sound is great in there.

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Thank GaetzGirl
Seattle, Washington
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335 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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Thank liquidmj
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank JupiterCherry
Helsinki, Finland
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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182 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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364 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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Thank 998MichaelW998
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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