The District Bar

4.1
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Known for our giant chicken sandwich, we also offer other great plates. If you're coming in for a concert at the Knitting Factory make your reservation in the District and get priority entrance into the show! After the show come back in for Happy Hour!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thurs- Sat: 5pm to close, and before every show for dinner at 5pm.
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Phone number
(509) 244-3279 ext. 3
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gary Evans
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monroe St
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Parking details
Street and Public lot across the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.1
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BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I was freezing, right under vent. Good wait staff. French fries where very dry. Was very accomodating with my to go brownie.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We were really late for our reservations and they still got us squeezed in. Since it was only an hour before the show we couldn’t order food but I really appreciated that they were still able to get us in and we were served our beers quickly.

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s
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avocado Burger was great, I had it in a lettuce wrap. Get the parmesan fries!

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C
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go if you are seeing a show at The Knitting Factory. Portions were very generous. Wish we would have shared instead of ordering individual entrees.

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HH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our service was awful. Took forever for anyone to even come to our table and we didn't get our food until right before doors opened for the concert we were seeing even though we got there 1.5 hours before the doors opened. Maybe it was just an off night, but if I ever go back it will only be for drinks before a show just to get in early.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Our concert started at 7pm I made reservations for 5:30pm, I thought we would have plenty time to eat dinner before the concert started. Nope, got our drinks 30 min after ordering, secondecd round of drinks were disgusting and warm. It was 15 min tell seven so we cancelled our food order. During my time I noticed lots of food being wheeled out i’m presuming it was catering for the entertainment. Obviously the time management in the kitchen was lacking.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We always have a good time here and the service staff is great. The kitchen was so backed up this time, and then the 3 bands that were playing next door all ordered their food and got precedence, so our order wasn't going to come before we had to leave and we cancelled the majority of it. The time from order to projected service would have been almost an hour and a half....that's something to work on.

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HH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Natalie was absolutely amazing... We love the District!

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JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Energy, nice get together s, great to met and eat before a show. Awesome for date night

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DS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress really took care of us. The burgers we got were very good, but would have preferred them a little less done. The jalapeno burger wasn't as hot/spicy as the first time I tried one there. We have always loved the garlic & parmesan waffle fries. This time we also tried the bleu cheese & buffalo sauce fries. Think we now have a new favorite fry. The tap beer selection is excellent. Great place to spend an hour or two prior to the concerts.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

service was ok. girl who waited on us didnt know any drinks that we ordered. had to keep leaving to go ask someone for help.... brought back wrong change when we paid. only came to see if we needed anything once... drinks were really good tasty!!! food was cold when we got it at the table and tasted dried out... i make reservation for concerts every time i go to the knit but this was the first one we didnt have a great experiance.. but i will go again normally service is awsome..

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service are always good. We made reservations for dinner and drinks before a concert. Even though there were empty table we were seated at a bar along the wall when we asked to combine our groups of 2 and 2. It was an awkward place to sit.

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to eat at the District bar and attend a concert at The Knitting Factory. Our server Natalie is the absolute best! Every time!!! The food is so amazing! We find ourselves sampling from each other’s plates!! The staff is so friendly and great!!

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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Always love going here before shows at the Knit! Wasn't a huge fan of our server - she couldn't answer almost any of our questions, spilled water, took forever to get a towel.. Would ask if we wanted refills on our drinks/beer, and then have to come back to ask what drink was what, even if we all said yes..

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Basic fare. The pork nachos were on the bland side, but the flat bread was great!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was delicious though I wish I would have noticed the secret menu item option before I ordered lol will def check it out next time. Drinks were good and burgers, sandwiches and appraisers were on point. Amy was our server and she did exceptional. Will be back in November for sure if not before then.

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Extremely hot! As in, little to no a.c. On a 95 degree day. My husband and I had to leave due to hear related issues and missed our concert. Recommend this venue only during cool times of the year.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was excellent and the service was great as well. The bar was way too hot, I normally do fine at these events but it was unbearable. I almost passed out from the heat, one staff member from the concert event did check on me and get some water for me so again, the staff was great. This place should be air conditioned during the summer it is way to hot. I would not recommend this venue unless it is a colder time of year.

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were excited to go there bcuz we were going to a concert at the Knitting Factory after dinner but we were very disappointed. Our dinner arrived barely warm and w/out silverware and we had to try and flag someone down to get some. I ordered the balsamic chicken and my husband ordered steak and asked for steak sauce twice and never did get any. The over all food flavor wasn’t that great. The waitress was nice but didn’t come back to table that often and when my husband ordered a beer it took quite awhile to get it. I ordered a vodka lemonade and the 1st one was in a tall glass and tasted fine but the 2nd one was in a short glass, charging the same price as the tall glass, and tasted bitter. They took it back and made another which was still bitter so I sent it back and I just stuck with my water. When the bill was dropped off which we had to ask for twice, there was no pen to sign with, and had to try and get the waitresses attention so we could get a pen. It just seemed to be one thing after another. I’m thinking the servers are more used to just serving drinks and snacks? Granted it was busy bcuz of the concert but the whole experience was just very disappointing and I don’t think I’d go back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was absolutely wonderful! Very attentive and very nice!!

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is always great and the food is surprisingly good. I have never had a bad meal here and if you have an issue with anything they’re great about taking care of it.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

super loud here but we were here for the concert. Food is not bad, a bit expensive for what it is. service is great though

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time eating dinner at District Bar before our concert at The Knitting Factory! Staff is always great and our waitress is THE BEST!!! Food is amazing!! Fun pre concert atmosphere!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to go before a concert. It is also a plus to get into the concert before the crowd.

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JD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to go before a concert at The Knitting Factory!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Waitress was awesome!! Loved her!! Manager was a jerk. Couldn’t sit where we wanted. Wanted by the pool tables to play pool and eat dinner. He wouldn’t even let us have a booth instead of a rickety old table. Hardly anyone there. Didn’t see what the big deal was. It’s not like it was packed and it is some high scale restaurant in New York City or something. It’s a bar! Chill out! It’s called customer service! Take a lesson!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and I had a great time. Went before tech nine and had a blast!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and the wait staff is efficient.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

pre-concert service was great, friendly staff. food is 'adequate'.

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GE
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good place for casual dining especially before a Knitting Factory show.

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good and large portions. The environment was fun and the staff was friendly and energetic.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy the service and opportunity to enter the Knitting Factory first for concerts. The food and servers are very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was attending a show at the Knit afterwards. Met up with some friends as well

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation due to a attending concert at the Knitting Factory. The wait staff was amazing! They got super busy and out waitress still came to check on us! The food was fabulous! My husband had a giant hamburger and steak fries and I ordered a chef salad. I wished I had gotten a hamburger until they brought out my salad and it was big enough for two people to eat! All the food is served on Vintage dishes which are mismatched which just adds to the charm of the place. The drinks were kind of spendy and not very large but that was just their specialty drinks. Beers and well drinks were normal priced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best time the food was great I got to see my favorite band.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I hate to leave this but.....I was there for over 10 min before anyone evn broght me water. I also ordered the popcorn chicken is it was unappealing. But the drinks were good.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food, waitress was very friendly, food was good, and we enjoyed hanging out before our concert at the venue, but it was pretty spendy— $85 for an app, popcorn chicken, flatbread pizza, and a couple of drinks.

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LN
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Beer is really expensive. Need more seating. Food was cold. But not enough time before concert to send back to kitchen

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JF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lot of fun, one of my favorite places to go before a concert at The Knitting Factory.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time as always and the staff are awesome! Will be back again :)

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