Seattle >Arts & Entertainment > The Triple Door Theater & Musicquarium Lounge
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.608667 -122.337310
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
This place is the best for music in all of Seattle. – I've seen Beck at Benaroya, but nothing compared to Jose Gonzalez and Jake Shimabukura at the Triple Door. It's too bad someone like Neil Young doesn't do a show at a place like this.
place to plae – WOW, this place is nice.... very elegant in a way... nice drinks... one classical yet modern stuffs.. hehehe
Good music, bad service – I sometimes come here to listen to music on a slow weekend - it's free, it's not too bad, and there's a good amount of places to sit.
The main reason I'm giving this place 3 stars instead of more is the service. Almost every single time I've been here, I have been purposely ignored by bartending staff too busy to take my order. The last time I went, the girl who cleans dishes came by 3 times to apologize and assure me she asked the bartender to pass by. Total wait time for a drink: 25 minutes.
Piss-Poor Service – I used to like going to this place, though the service was never friendly or quick. The happy hour prices are great , the food is pretty good and I like the live music. However, I am never going back to The Triple Door.
I was part of a group of 8 that met at the Triple Door last Saturday night at around 730PM, hardly prime bar time on a Saturday. The place wasn't too crowded and there were 5 bartenders behind the bar. However, when we ordered our drinks, only 6 of them came. No big deal, the waitress said that they'd be right out. We waited 10 minutes. Couldn't find our waitress (or any waitress). Waited 10 more mintues. My boyfriend got mad and went up to the bar to ask (nicely!) for our drinks. The bartender (not making drinks but leaning on the counter) said that the drinks would be right out. Waited 10 MORE minutes. We finally flagged down our clueless waitress. When we told her that we were still waiting for two drinks, she said, "Oh, I think the paper is out back there." NO "I'm sorry." No panicked, "Oh no, I care about my tip and I should make sure these people get their drinks right away" reaction. I asked her what that had to do with it and she said that they probably didn't get her electronic order because they were out of paper. I'm sorry honey, but obviously they did get the order because 6 of the drinks came. She never apologized. We finally got the drinks 10 MORE minutes later (a total of 40 mins late!), when everyone else was done. To make matters worse, this happened 2 MORE times that night- a drink was always missing and the careless, vapid waitress and lazy bartenders never seemed to mind.
My friends, family and I have all worked in the service industry for years and I know the difference between service where 'things go wrong' and service where the servers do not give 2 cents. This was the latter and I am not sorry to say that we did not give them 2 cents either. I have never been treated so negligently and I'm still peeved about it!
Always great! – I consistantly bring all my out of towner guest into The Triple Door and they always LOVE it ! I've never had a bad experience with the waitstaff, they are always attentive and around when you need something.
Try the 7 flavored beef or the seafood noodle dish - the best !
Great music, great food and great drinks – I think triple door has it all! The food is wild ginger standards, the music the best you cna find in town. Perfect place to take a date of go with friends or by yourself, either ways you never go wrong!
Rubber shrimp. – The venue itself is nice but food is terrible. My shrimp tasted like rubber band. I paid $16 for my rubber band dinner. If anyone wants to go their to enjoy shows, I would suggest to get dinner somewhere else and order drinks there. Drinks are OK and did not taste like rubber band.
Located below Wild Ginger, this former vaudeville theater is beautifully reborn as a classy music venue and cocktail bar. – The Scene
Located across from Benaroya Hall and downstairs from Wild Ginger, this high-end jazz venue draws a distinctly well-heeled crowd. After work, Triple Door is a movers-and-shakers spot for appetizers and delicious cocktails, although there's surprisingly little snobbery amid the suits and schmoozing. Appreciative crowds gather later on for musical performances in the beautifully renovated, 1920s-era vaudeville theater.
In the theater, expect intimate and comfortable seating, personable dining service, and a world-class sound system. The upstairs bar--called the "Musicquarium" because of the giant fish tank at the entrance--is an inviting place to meet friends or scope out well-groomed singles in their mid-30s to 50s. Order a bottle of wine, a few Asian-fusion treats from the menu, and the stage is set for a great evening.
Thanks for the review. One thing we would like to make clear is that the Triple Door is NOT a Jazz club. We do a max of 2-3 jazz shows a month. Any quick look-over of our calendar demonstrates our commitment to all genres of music, burlesque and comedy. Musically we could not be more varied: rock, singer-songwriters, blues, alt-country, jazz, world music, Indie and much more...
Please help us make the Triple Door knows for what we do best: diversity and quality in programming.
Trivia Night Can't Be Beat – A hidden gem in downtown Seattle, The Triple Door's trivia night on Mondays is always great times and a great deal on top of that! It starts at 10:30PM, winners get money off their tabs (no buy in either!) and its industry night, 33% off. The always entertaining Paul Jensen of the Dudley Manlove Quartet is one of the hosts.
Best Place for a Romantic Celebration – My boyfriend and I had our first date at the Triple Door. On our second visit I wanted to surprise him with a romantic night out. A few weeks before the show I emailed the staff to see what special touches could be done to make the night even more amazing. The staff especially Lauren Ragen went above and beyond my expectations to make the evening incredibly memorable. She was patient and understanding of all my requests and million emails! The night of the show everything went wonderfully- leaving my boyfriend speechless! Thank you for everything. I highly recommend the Triple Door for Romantic Evenings Out, Top Notch Service, Captivating Shows, & Phenomenal food.My boyfriend and I had our first date at the Triple Door. On our second visit I wanted to surprise him with a romantic night out. A few weeks before the show I emailed the staff to see what special touches could be done to make the night even more amazing. The staff especially Lauren Ragen went above and beyond my expectations to make the evening incredibly memorable. She was patient and understanding of all my requests and million emails! The night of the show everything went wonderfully- leaving my boyfriend speechless! Thank you for everything. I highly recommend the Triple Door for Romantic Evenings Out, Top Notch Service, Captivating Shows, & Phenomenal food.
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