An entire urban village packed in a few blocks around the North Lot. Grab a drink at Sluggers sports bar before heading to your Mariners, Seahawks, or Sounders game next door. Dance it up on a Saturday night at the Last Supper Club, or perhaps watch the best piano players from all over the West Coast duel it out at 88 Keys Dueling Piano Bar. On a Sunday afternoon you could grab a sandwich at the Grand Central Bakery, with sandwiches so good they tempt heads of state (President Obama), and enjoy coffee at the dozens of specialty coffee shops nearby. These are just a few of the many attractions awaiting you in the North Lot's immediate neighborhood.
A short walk opens you up to the rest of Pioneer Square. Enjoy authentic Italian at Al Boccalino located in the heart of very little Italy, or learn more about sake than you could possibly ever imagine at Saki Nomi. Just to the north of Pioneer Square is Downtown Seattle where the Seattle Symphony, Frye Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum offer a dose of high culture. Rub elbows with Seattle’s who’s who at the prestigious and timeless Rainier Club, or enjoy a great steak at the Metropolitan Grill. If your interests look more to the Far East, then you should venture into the International District where you could shop for the latest fashions or groceries (Uwajimaya) from Asia or sample authentic Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine. And if you find yourself with lots of free time on a weekend, then why not make the trek to Pike Place Farmers Market for groceries?
Though possibly too far for some to walk, a very short bus ride will bring you to the heart of Seattle’s business and retail core, with name brand shopping at malls like Pacific Place or Westlake Center. Enjoy fine drink and live music at the Triple Door Musicquarium and perhaps order some tasty delights from Wild Ginger, Seattle’s premier Asian fusion restaurant. Drink real German beer at the Feierabend, or go up to Capitol Hill to experience Seattle’s alternative culture. There are Broadway performances at 5th Ave or Paramount Theatres, or treat yourself to some vaudeville at the bizarre but always entertaining Teatro Zin Zanni located adjacent to the McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.
What if you wanted to go on a day trip to Alki beach but don’t own a car? It wouldn’t be a problem since the North Lot is a short walk from the passenger ferry terminal. One of the North Lot’s greatest advantage is being located next to the regional transit hubs, linking the property to over 3 dozen bus routes, regional commuter trains, Amtrak Cascade service to Portland and Vancouver B.C as well as regular Amtrak service to Chicago and San Diego, and light rail as your gateway to the rest of the world via SeaTac Airport.