The newly rebranded Smith Tower, complete with ‘speakeasy,’ opens today,
Inspired by the roaring 20s, the 35th floor Smith Tower Observatory includes the Temperance Cafe and Bar. Now you can have a cocktail and a banh mi sandwich while appreciating that stunning view. The finger-food menu includes local oysters, salmon poke, and pork potstickers. And here’s a critical bit of advice to those simply looking for post-work drinks and views: Get there early, since the Observatory and Temperance close at six.
To visit the observation deck and bar, buy a “Straight Up” ticket – “For those who know exactly where they’re going and why.” A Straight Up ticket is $10, though no snacks or drinks are included in the price.
Check out “The Legends of the Smith Tower” interactive tour for 40 minutes of self-guided immersion in history. The tour runs $19.14 for adults (a nod to the year the tower was completed), $14 for children ages 5 to 12, and $17 for seniors over 65 and military with ID.
Another tour option, called “The Bootleg King,” will launch this winter. For more information on tours, go to Smith Tower tickets and tours.
Don’t want to see the view? Smith Tower Provisions General Store is open to the public and stocked with local gifts, grocery staples, and soda fountain featuring Full Tilt Ice Cream.
Recently in the DJC:
- Unico is unveiling the Smith Tower’s refreshed lobby and observatory today.
- Smith Tower is preparing to reopen on Aug. 25 and Unico Properties is selling tickets now for a new tour and “visitor experience” at the 1914 landmark.
- How do you put the crowning touch on one of Seattle’s iconic buildings? If it’s the Smith Tower, you start with a new general store on the ground floor and then renovate the 35th floor observatory into a Prohibition era-inspired cafe and bar.