Seattle’s Georgetown has, for a while now, been off the traveler’s list of quirky, cultural Seattle hotspots due to a recessed economy and something of an edgy feel to its main boulevards. Well, that sentiment has been washed away in recent years, thanks to an influx of business-savvy artists who have spent time and made good effort to revitalize the community.
Often referred to as the last outpost of any blue-collar, bohemian arts culture, this now hipster-chic neighborhood is home to the artist community fallout from the dot-com crash who have spent their hard-earned time and dollars to make something of this one-time network of abandoned warehouses and criss-crossing railroad tracks. Notable for glass-blowing studios, Vespa repair shops, hipster welders and bar-turned-saloons have sprouted up along Eliot Bay, the Seattle neighborhood is becoming more and more popular by the day. And with the Seattle Brewing and Malt Company ready to throw open its doors for the thirsty throngs, this seems to be a trend set to continue.
If you find yourself in the Seattle area and want to see Seattle’s grunge underground as it was in the early days of Pearl Jam and Nirvana, consider Georgetown your neighborhood Go-To. This up-coming neighborhood is filled with boutiques, artist studios and pint-friendly hangouts where you can get settled in and remember why the music and art scene in Seattle boomed in the first place. Find it pegged between Elliot Bay and Lake Washington, straddled by the I-5.