Triple Door

There's something to be said for a venue where you can watch the entire show sitting down. And not from a folding chair, a bleacher bench, or a sticky barroom floor. At the Triple Door, the tables and booths feel more five-star restaurant than All-Star Converse.Makes sense: The intimate showroom is located beneath one of Seattle's swankiest Asian dining hot spots, Wild Ginger. Early arrival (two hours preshow at least) ensures a comfortable spot to post up for the duration, the majority of which afford excellent sight lines. While you're waiting, a full menu provides savory time-passing options like the Siam Lettuce Cup ($19.95) and Fresh Mango Pork ($17.95). Just as in any other captive environment, a pretty penny will be shelled out—though their dishes beat anything that's served vacuum-sealed. Booking is high-caliber and varied, appealing to everyone from Wall Street to Pine Street: It runs the gamut from burlesque vixens like Dita Von Teese to nostalgia acts like the Zombies. Stoner heavies(heavy stoners?) Brightblack Morning Light also graced the stage recently with their hazy psychedelics. Jazz frequently takes center stage as well, and the attached Musicquarium Lounge serves up live local music free of charge alongside hand-crafted cocktails on most nights. You won't find any stage diving, crowd surfing, or impromptu mosh pits, but you will find a harsh-free mellow that brings the music into focus without distractions. Or leg cramps.

 
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