• Age Restriction

Our liquor license, as granted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, does not permit us to admit anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 under any circumstances.

A lot of thought and effort has gone into the construction of the Highway 99 Blues Club. From the downtown location, the building it's in to the interior decor which includes photos from nationally recognized blues photographers. Our state of the art distributed sound system provides great audio all over the room.

We have a kitchen that pumps out delicious Louisiana-style food. And of course a wide selection of beverages. Click here for our menu.


Highway99 blues club - Seattle Washington Interior

• Decor

We wanted to capture the flavor of southern juke joints when we did the interior of the club. To this end we used Birney Imes' book , "Juke Joints" which has photos of these classic bars. The interior includes a 34-foot bar made from five antique second hand doors, reclaimed blue velvet benches from the old Masonic Temple, natural/recovered wood art installations and a gallery of paintings and photographs by local artists.
Highway99 blues club - Seattle Washington Interior

• Concept / Setting:

The building that is home to the Highway 99 Blues Club was built in 1909. It provides the "old timey" feel that you get when you walk in the door.
Highway99 blues club - Seattle Washington Interior

• Artwork

The walls of the Highway 99 Blues Club are graced by photos from some of the best blues photographers in the country. Jef Jaisun, Phil Chesnut and The Sheriff are all professional blues photographers that have an extremely impressive body of work.
Highway99 blues club - Seattle Washington Interior

• Sound and Stage

The Highway 99 Blues Club is all about the music. So we have installed a state-of-the-art, distributed system that provides great sound to every corner of the room. The enormous stage is centrally located in order to provide up close, intimate interplay between the artists and the audience.

General Club Info

• Hours - We're open 6pm-1am Wednesday & Thursday, 4pm-2am Friday, 6pm-2am Saturday. We are normally closed on Sundays, but we do open for shows on some Sundays (check the Calendar page for listings). We are also closed on Monday and Tuesday. Come on by for a drink after work or for some of our fabulous Southern-style food (click here for menu).

• Cover Charge- On the weekends ranges from $10 - $20 depending on the act. Please check our calendar for details.

**Cancellation Policy**

  • Cancellations and changes to party size must be made 24 hours prior to show time.

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  • Failure to cancel or make changes in party size within 24 hours prior to show time will result in a charge to your credit card for the cover price times the number of people in your party that were a "no show". This is to ensure that we have enough space for everyone to see the show.
  • Your card will not be charged if your party is present. Unless tickets were purchased through our website, all ticket payments are taken at the door the night of the show.

• Directions: We are located at 1414 Alaskan Way on Seattle's waterfront across the street from the Aquarium. The club is under the viaduct between Union and Pike streets just south of the Pike Street Hill Climb.

Click here for a map and driving directions

• Parking: There is plenty of on-street parking near the club that is free after 8pm. Just north of the club is even more street parking. Also, there is a parking lot south of Union street that is a short walk to the club.

• Capacity: The Highway 99 Blues Club can legally have up to 250 people inside.

• Midweek Music Format: During the week we have a different type of music each night. See the calendar for more information.

• Wednesday: Rotating resident artists covering Roots, Zydeco, Honkeytonk, Americana and Blues.

• Thursday: Rotating resident artists + nationally touring acts as routed.

• Friday & Saturday: The best in Local, Regional and National Bands.

• Wednesday: Rotating resident artists covering Roots, Zydeco, Honkeytonk, Americana and Blues