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The Reef Dispensary's Favorite Capitol Hill Music Venues

Seattle is famously known as a musically rich city. This is mainly due to the diverse Rock & Roll scene and popularization of many alternative rock subgenres such as Grunge in the late 1990s. This prompted many music venues to open up, lending physical places for the scene to flourish, which now expands well beyond just rock. Popular bands during that time in the 206 include Pearl Jam, Alice in Chain, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and more. Capitol Hill is a neighborhood in Seattle that is home to many of the most iconic venues and clubs in the city.

A diverse area, Capitol Hill has a bubbling nightlife, with many hip bars, modern eateries, boutique cafes, indie stores, and art in the area. Read on to learn about a few of our favorite Capitol Hill music venues.

Capitol Hill Music Venues

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Chop Suey

Chop Suey is not just one of our favorite venues, but also a favorite of many locals. The venue is a must to catch some live music in Seattle. Concerts range from local rock bands to national hip-hop acts, electronic DJs, and everything in between. Chop Suey is also home to one of Seattle’s most unique dance parties, Talcum. This special night, which happens every fourth Saturday, features the best of PNW soul and Motown music.

Chop Suey also has a small kitchen that is open during events. You can get sandwiches, chips, and other simple pub food.

Visit their website to learn about more upcoming Seattle events and to purchase tickets.


Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, more commonly known as just Neumos, is a music venue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The mid-size space has been around since 1992, starting as Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café. In 2003, the space was relaunched under the name Neumos. After going through major renovations, including a new state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, Neumos has solidified itself as one of the best music venues in Seattle. They host artists of all genres and all sizes on a consistent basis. People love this venue for the intimate experience it provides concertgoers no matter how big the artist performing is.

Previous music acts that have performed at Neumos include Adele, MGMT, Muse, Diplo, The Shins, and so many more. To learn about upcoming Seattle concerts at Neumos, head to their website.

Neumos is also the site of two other venues—Barboza and The Runaway.

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Barboza is another one of our favorite music venues in Capitol Hill, Seattle. This nightclub is located underneath Neumos. It opened in 2012 after previously being utilized as an underused storage room. Even before that, it was a car mechanic shop. Now, the space showcases some of Seattle’s best local bands and artists, as well as some of the hottest buzzing national acts. Additionally, the weekends are often a dance club at Barboza, sometimes featuring their house DJs and other times acclaimed acts. The capacity of this Seattle venue is only 200, making it an incredibly intimate space that almost guarantees an unforgettable experience

These are just a few of our favorite venues on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The next time you're out on the hill to see a show, be sure to stop by The Reef. We have all of the pre-rolls, flower, vapes, edibles, and more that you may need to enjoy the evening. Visit our online menu to learn more about what products we currently have available.

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Jun 20

The Reef Dispensary's favorite Capitol Hill music venues are hotspots for live performances and vibrant atmospheres, reminiscent of the dynamic events in Amsterdam. Whether it's an intimate gig or a major show, these venues capture the same eclectic and energetic spirit found in Amsterdam's renowned music scene.

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