Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > The Triple Door Theater & Musicquarium Lounge
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.608667 -122.337310
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
Wowza, this is a totally cool place! – Very date night place to go without being too contrived. Triple Door has a pulse if you know what I mean, has an energy, a really kind of sensual vibe about it. But then again, I love jazz. In any case, great place to change things up from the average dinner. Basically dinner and live jazz show. The seating is pretty cool. Imagine a dimly lit concert hall with the half-round booths and little table lamps. A little dressier than the average seattle gig too. The menu was not really all that noteworthy, but has something for everyone. The best part about this is the ambiance.
great happy hour – If I didn't live in the Bay Area I'd drink Cantelope martini's and eat shrimp toast every day. Beautiful space and good service (Shawn is charming). I highly reccommend it!
great scene for music – i highly suggest this place for a date as the atmospehre is great and it is dark and cozy. they also get fantastic jazz acts....i highly suggest this place
Cocktails & Small Plates – Ive been to the lounge section several times, and all of them were well relaxed next to a cocktail. Come here looking for a few cocktails and a snacks - the combination of the two with friendly bartenders (during my experiences), and semi-private booths, make the Triple Door worth bringing a few friends to. The cocktails are fine, and the duck is surprisingly very tasty! The duck comes with buns and sauce just like in Chinatown. The lounge is kind of split, with the majority seated on barstools, a few booths on the side, and fewer tables near the aquarium. The booths are a nice addition: to get away from the noise. This location seems to be mostly used as a meeting point before/after the theater downstairs, and Ive never seen half full. This isnt the spot, but its a decent joint to chill out just for a bit.
Great place for dinner and drinks! – Joined some friends for the Labaja show at The Triple door and was blown away by venue! The food was fantastic, service was friendly and accomodating not to mention great wine selections. The show rocked! Especially after a couple shy strangers got the dance party started! The whole experience made for one of the best shows I've seen in a while. We moved to the lounge after for a nightcap and the bartenders were great. Be sure to ask for Kim, she makes a mean martini!
Always a great time! – I love the great happy hour every day... $3 drinks and apps!! Everynight free music in the lounge... great place to take a date or sneak away for one by yourself. Everytime I pop in the cute bartending staff always remembers me! The Triple door is a great Seattle secret.
I've been to better places... – Great place to see a live show, the view is great wherever you sit but the service is terrible. If you don't mind being trapped at a table and dealing with idiots who are crammed up next to you and talking on their cell phone during a show then this is the place for you. I asked one of the staff to tell the cell phone talker to take her call in the lobby (it even says to turn your cell phone off during a show on the menu) but he ignored my request. The drinks and food are mediocre and overpriced and take FOREVER to get to your table. The only thing that made the evening enjoyable was when the idiot cell phone talker decided to get up and leave during the first set and not come back. So, thanks Triple Door....for nothing.
Great music venue - food OK – I've been to the live theater area 3 times and each time the sound was great, the atmosphere relaxed and the service attentive. Note: This is not the bar area which also has live music of wildly varying quality and is incredibly crowded with slowwww service. It's essentially a $20 entree restaurant of which there are many with tastier, more original food within a few blocks. Drinks in general are very good (they have a very nice but small wine and specialty beer list (delirium tremens anyone?)) although high in price. Overall a really nice place to see live music but maybe eat somewhere else.
Bar vs. Theater Service – Along with the other reviewers, I agree that the service in the bar is horrific! We were seated at the bar and my friend had to ask the bartender 3 times for a lime.
Service in the theater, however, was excellent, even if the food was overpriced and real average. (Surprising, as I think Wild Ginger normally has good food.) Although I highly recommend the Molten Chocolate Cake.
While the theater setting is beautiful, and you can see the stage from all seats, being trapped at a table for the show is annoying. But that may be more appropriate at a jazz event than the show I was there to see. Sound system is outstanding.
Awful service – Expect to wait 30-45 minutes for a drink. The wait and bar staff act as if they are robotrons.
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