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Gay Seattle

The home of all things gay in Seattle is the Capitol Hill neighbourhood, where you can find photogenic rainbow crosswalks plus all the gay clubs, pubs, and coffee shops. Here you can explore beautiful parks, enjoy a meal, and take advantage of the vibrant nightlife. Thanks to its large student population, the neighbourhood has a pretty artsy and hipster vibe, but it hasn’t forgotten its roots as a historic queer meeting place. Seattle and Capitol Hill have been serving the LGBTQ+ folk since as early as the 1920s, and a strong community has flourished.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Seattle

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Seattle Gay Scene

You’ll find most of Seattle’s gay nightlife in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood, where most of the community gather. Head out and explore the neighbourhood’s variety of bars, clubs, and pubs where friendly locals get together and where new faces are welcomed. Most places are open until 2am so you can lose yourself in the atmosphere and dance the night away in some of the best gay clubs in the area. Each club has a different vibe, from strict 21+ spaces to classic pubs that draw mixed crowds, but everything is central, so you don’t have to choose just one!

Tours & Experiences in Seattle

Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.  

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