2. Post Alley
In this buzzy town, every local will give you a different list of must-see places to visit in Seattle and this is certainly on that list. Winding through the town’s premier tourist attractions, Post Alley is in the thick of the tourist zone and feels older than the city centered around it, but also may be one of Seattle’s quirkiest attractions.
It’s said that Post Alley was originally named for the Seattle Post, which was located at the southern end of the area at Yesler, up until the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. From the many fish-tossers and beer-slingers to the eclectic flower stalls and gum wall, this place has an old-time charm and is rambling with a colorful assortment of activities.
Dive in and throw down a cold one with the best of them at the infamous Kells Irish Bar or if you’re looking to move and groove, why not head over to The Alibi for cocktails and the opportunity to show what you’ve got out on the dance floor.
Although certainly glorious in all of its entirety, perhaps Post Alley is one of downtown Seattle’s not so best kept secrets that easily gets passed by tourists (we’re talking 10 million of them per year) who frequent Post Alley’s neighbor, Pike Place Market.
Wander off the regular Pike Place Market path, into an escape of Post Alley’s old-world charm and, even if just a little, slower pace.