Sing some Karaoke
There are a surprising number of Seattle bars that offer weekly -- or sometimes monthly -- karaoke nights, including one of Seattle's best dive bars, The Waterwheel, where they turn the mic on at 9pm four nights a week. There’s also the iconic (and colorful!) Unicorn/Narwhal in Pike/Pine, which does it every monday until 1am. But the best place in the city is Japanese-style Karaoke lounge Rock Box, which is open until at least 2am every night and 4am on weekends.
Hit a pot shop
There are a ton of good places to buy weed in Seattle (here's some of our favorites to get you started), and the best thing is that most of them are open pretty late. Not like, "I just shut down the bar now I'm gonna go buy some weed" late, but often until 11pm or later.
Knock down a few pins
A decade ago there was really only one place to go for truly late night bowling -- Sunset Bowl in Ballard. But sadly, thanks to gentrification, the sun set permanently on one of Seattle's most beloved afterhours destinations in 2008, which has mostly left The Garage on Capitol Hill to pick up the slack. Thankfully, the stylish former commercial spot with multiple bars and 20 lanes, is more than capable. Despite only staying open 'til 2am on weekends.
Ride a ferry
Washington State has the largest ferry system in the county (the fourth largest in the world) and some of the boats sail right from Seattle. The shortest trip is to Bainbridge Island, a bucolic escape from the city just 35 minutes away, and boats leave the city as late as 1:15 in the morning. Be careful though, the latest one back leaves 20 minutes earlier.
Get deals during late night happy hour
Sure, traditionally happy hour started right after work, but that's long been a thing of the past. Nowadays there are any number of places offering deals that last until close, including Thrillist favorite Re:Public in South Lake Union, which offers an extensive food menu (wild boar bolognese), and Queen Anne's Toulouse Petit, where they claim to have "the best happy hour menu in the nation.” And they just might be right.