Best of Seattle

Best of Seattle 2018

From local music favs to outdoor getaways to tasty bites, these are your choices for the best our city has to offer.


Best of Seattle 2018: Arts & Entertainment

Best Musical Act Thunderpussy After years, 2018 finally (finally!) saw Thunderpussy put out the its self-titled debut LP. So how does a band survive—heck, even… Continue reading


Best of Seattle 2018: Food & Drink

Best Bar + Best Brewery + Best Happy Hour Redhook Brewlab Founded in 1981, just three years after then-President Carter legalized home brewing, Redhook’s craft-brewing… Continue reading


Best of Seattle 2018: Out & About

Best Park Green Lake Park With its almost-three-mile concrete path snaking around the lake’s entire edge, always-active basketball and tennis courts, a sports field, boat… Continue reading

A Brief History of the KEXP Gathering Space

Best Radio Station for Music: KEXP

Cappy’s Gym Keeps Up the Good Fight

Best Gym: Cappy’s Boxing Gym

Cuban Expat Juan Alonso-Rodríguez Puts a Lifetime Into His Paintings

Best Visual Artist: Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

Mike Sherlock Mixes One Kind of Whiskey with a Lot of Clever Thinking

Best Distillery: Fremont Mischief Distillery

Seattle’s Favorite Watering Holes, Drink-Slingers, and Thirst Quenchers

Seattle Weekly readers tell us how they like to imbibe.

Seattle’s Top Spots for Keeping Up Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Seattle Weekly reader weigh in on wellness.

The After Hours at the North Star

Best 24-Hour Eats: North Star Diner

The Artists, Actors, Companies, and Curators That Move the City

Seattle Weekly readers tell us who is making the art that matters.

The City’s Top Attractions, Destinations, and Diversions

Seattle Weekly readers weigh in on the sites and activities that make the city great.

The Markets, Shops, and Stores Well Worth Your While

Seattle Weekly readers share their favorite points of purchase.

The Most Delectable Cafes, Take-Out, and Restaurants in the Region

Seattle Weekly readers share their favorite food destinations.

The Musicians, Comedians, and Venues That Keep Us Entertained

Seattle Weekly readers share their picks for the best shows in town.

The Personalities, Publications, and Broadcasts That Seattle Can’t Get Enough Of

Seattle Weekly readers weigh in on their media darlings.