Nightlife

Seattle has a vibrant, thriving nightlife sector and the City's approach to supporting, growing and developing this sector has been recognized as a model for cities across the nation.

The City's goals for the nightlife sector are about increasing public safety, growing the local economy and improving urban vibrancy. Work towards these goals is led by the Nightlife Business Advocate in conjunction with the Code Compliance Team, and is comprised of two buckets, public safety and economic development.

Public Safety:

  1. Code compliance enforcement
    Continue to build on an assistance and enforcement strategy with nightlife businesses.
  2. Noise ordinance enforcement
    Work with venues to mitigate noise and comply with the noise ordinance.
  3. Security training requirements
    Require regular SPD security training classes as part of the state's Nightclub Liquor License approval and renewal.
  4. Late-night transportation alternatives
    Create accessible and safe late-night transportation options.

Economic Development:

  1. Flexible liquor service hours
    Develop a proposal for flexible liquor service hours
  2. Precinct community outreach
    Regularly scheduled precinct community outreach with nightlife businesses and residents.
  3. Professional development
    Develop and encourage the adoption of best practices for nightlife businesses.