Seattle >Bars & Clubs > Neighbours-Disco
1509 Broadway, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.614379 -122.321047
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Seemingly harmless dress code (WASN'T POSTED!) 86's you! – Who would think that showing up in a "GAY-friendly" and casual club would get you booted out for wearing a GAY TRENDY/cultural bandana (white no less)?!
We have gone to this place for years and years. The LAST time was several months ago when we presented at the club for a celebration. Not having ANY clue as to there being a so-called "dress code" upon arriving (none in the past), my friend is warned that she must take off her bandana if she enters. NO WHERE was there any sort of "dress code" posted outside. Feeling embarassed as now her hair was a disaster (and her lesbian pride hurt) she begrudgingly removed it and entered. While security said that she should "remove it or get out of the club" we decided it was time after a while to go - so on it went and towards the door we were heading (just like previously commanded.) Security decided to put a show on for the club as he pushed my door-bound friend several times from the back because he didn't think we were exiting fast enough.
Despite the constant paranoia that is of the presumed 'gang attire' (assuming) why just pick on one item that declares to consume just THE culture/lifestyle? I appreciate and understand the club's concern for upholding safety for it's patrons and such but who gets to decide what is unsafe clothing or not?! They are going the wrong way about it. So much for freedom of my gay expression...and so much for that club.
A fun place – This is a really fantastic club. The bartenders are always friendly, the staff are always working hard to pick up empty glasses, and the DJ keeps the music going without skipping a beat. The crowd here is definitely a late night crowd so don't bother coming early unless you want the dance floor to yourself. They play mostly techno and remix with very little top 40 or anything you'd hear in other mainstream clubs. The drinks are generally good and if you get hungry, Javier sets up shop with the best hotdogs in town just at the end of the alley!
My only word of warning is to girls who come in to dance with their friends. There are usually several perverts posing as gay men on the dance floor looking to take advantage of a girl who they think has been drinking. Just be careful and be sure you stay with someone you know at all times and you'll be fine!
Empty all your pockets and assume the position – Neighbours has a nice gay/mixed crowd and I have been a steady patron for 2 years but lately I look for other places to go. At the door the new security guards have me empty my pockets and turn around to be throughly searched.
I have noticed that they also walk around the club looking for people to throw out. Walk funny, talk too loud or act intoxicated and you are gone with no refund and your drink emptied.
It is too bad because it used to be fun now its more like a prison. Try The Cuff, Madison St. Pub or R-Place. They treat their customers with much more respect than Neighbours.
a big enough dance floor! – i have danced at this club for years. the d.j.s are great and the dance floor is a good size. ( not a postage stamp ) the assortment of patrons is wide and varied. i recommend this club highly.
80's are Alive & Kicking On Thursday Nights! – If you love Depeche Mode, New Order & Erasure - come out on a Thu. & dance the night away. You can totally be yourself. Great with a group of friends.
I used to live in Seattle,Wa. from july 1997 through december2004,I've first heard of Neighbourse on the year 1999 and since then have gone out to the club because of the different types of music played all through the week. I loved the DragQueen nights:Friday,Saturdays and Espescially Sunday nights which became Latino night,I met the "DIVA" herself and had a good time with her in the year 2001"La Gorda"Fucken AAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! along the nights I bumped into the prettiest Transgender people I've ever seen. They had "NICE BUTT" pretty smiles/looks,Some had real(sylicone)tits,and an open attitude. Not stuck-up like most Ts,tv's.tg's I've met over the years,the bumping and grinding made me feel good that I can express myself while dancing close to them,I love getting wet and proud of it! I STRONGLY RECOMMEND for those visiting Male,Female,gay,straight,Bi or lesbien to go and have a good time. Also to go when its happening like this sunday night the 2nd of september because its a holiday on monday and its going to be packed! since I've moved back to L.A.,Ca. all I dreamed about is going back to "NEIGHBOURSE" on a happening night one more time and it came true & I'm going to PARTY.
Best crazy time – Although I have very little club experience, seeing that I am freshly 18 and still have parents, I had a truly amazing experience at neighbors. I had just graduated, and wanted to do something crazy so I went with some of my girls and a gay friend and his friend/more than friend. At first it was really shocking, since there are definitely some colorful personalities and people there, but they are really nice if you get to talking to them. I did not like the 18+ part, because there were NO straight guys, but after 2am when the 18+ and 21+ combined, there were a few. Boy, was the 21+ crowd CRA-ZY! Not a club for conservative people...I consider myself quite open-minded and believe me, my jaw dropped more than once. Also, the people here are aggressive (asking to dance, leering and even the not-so-occasional butt grab), so take that into consideration as well.
Drinks-can't say (too young)
Guys/girls-GREAT looking guys...most gay but if you are a gay guy then this is your place. Besides my friends and I there weren't a whole lot of attractive ladies though
Music-Good to dance to, but a bit too much kelly clarkson top 20 stuff, but who cares right?
#They have male cage dancers!
##I went on a Saturday night
best 80s night anywhere – I went on an icey Thursday night so it didn't get too busy but I had an incredible time. The DJ has some incredible talent and did some awesome mixes without once trainwrecking. Drinks were really cheap and the crowd was friendly. I don't get the gay/straight debate here on this page. What difference does it make. As long as the gay party goers don't mind a couple of us straight folks there, I quite enjoy going.
80's night was fun – I moved to Seattle under a year ago and haven't found any good clubs yet. I saw this club called Neighbors in Seattle Weekly that had an 80's night on Thursdays, so I went..... not knowing it was a gay bar. Even as a straight male, I had an awesome time. The people were friendly, the music was good, and there were several attractive straight women there also. I will go back for sure.
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