Coffee & Evergreen Trees

Aside from coffee and evergreen trees, Seattle is perhaps best known for its music. And with the number of concert venues and homegrown acts, it’s easy to see why.

For a mix of rock and hip-hop offerings, make your way to Capitol Hill’s hub of concert-going, Neumos (925 E Pike St; Its basement venue Barboza ( caters to smaller, punchier bands.

Near Pike Place Market, catch a concert at Showbox (*1426 First Ave;, which features great mid-level national and local acts on the verge of their big break. Its sister venue, Showbox SoDo (*1700 First Ave S) tends to host slightly bigger alt-rock bands.