OBSERVATORY & BAR

A UNIQUE VIEW OF THE PAST AND PRESENT

Experience the iconic, world-famous Smith Tower Observatory with its historic Otis elevators, stunning 360-degree views of Seattle, and open-air viewing deck.

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THE LEGENDS OF SMITH TOWER

FOR VISITS BEFORE 9:00 PM

On your way to the top of the tower, explore some of the stories, figures, and moments that have made Smith Tower a beloved Seattle gem. Your ticket includes:

  • Access to The Legends of Smith Tower exhibits, taking you on a journey through time, and providing a glimpse into a time when Seattleites were coming to terms with early Prohibition and technology that would soon transform their city.
  • A culminating experience in the Observatory, featuring a speakeasy-inspired bar with an intriguing and fun menu featuring local favorites and craft cocktails with a pinch of Prohibition that pays homage to Smith Tower's rum-running roots and Chinese Room history.

Tickets are available online or at the Observatory Check-In. Save 10% by purchasing online!

Adults: $19
Seniors, Military/Student (with ID), and Children (Age 5 to 12): $15.00
Locals: $12 (purchase at Smith Tower only)

Join us for Weekday Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for $8 tickets!

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WA State sales tax and a $1.50 online convenience fee apply. Please note that depending on visitor volume, there may be wait times to ride the elevator to the Observatory. Reservations are not available. For parties of 20 or more, please see Group Reservations. As a courtesy to other guests, please ensure your entire group has arrived before you ankle up to the Observatory, as incomplete parties will not be admitted to the 35th floor.

Some characters, stories, and places depicted in the Smith Tower visitor experience and exhibit content are based on real people and actual events and locations (in certain cases, some have been changed for dramatic purposes), and others may be entirely fictitious. Copyright 2016 Unico Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.


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STRAIGHT UP BY NIGHT

FOR VISITS AFTER 9:00 PM

Your ticket will take you on a quick ride in our historic Otis elevator to the 35th floor, where you'll step out into the Observatory level. Enjoy an intriguing menu with local favorites, craft cocktails with a pinch of Prohibition — along with the amazing views.


Tickets for Straight Up by Night are available for $12 in the Main Lobby after 9:00 PM only.

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Please note that depending on visitor volume, there may be wait times to ride the elevator to the Observatory. Reservations are not available. For parties of 20 or more, please see Group Reservations. The last elevator up will be one hour before close.

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A PINCH OF PROHIBITION


Gather at the Observatory Bar for local libations and small bites inspired by our colorful history. You can also elevate your favorite drinks to a new level with Smith Tower's in-house barrel-aged liquors. From a traditional Old Fashioned or Manhattan, to other favorites on rotation, barrel-aging adds a new depth of flavor to any cocktail. Our charred oak barrels are carefully curated to influence flavors from one batch to the next and ensure that no two barrel-aged cocktails are the same!

WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR

Meet us at the top of the tower for a Happy Hour that's the cat's meow. Admission is just $8, so ankle on up to the juice joint for some delicious food and drink specials.

Monday-Thursday | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Tickets available at Smith Tower

  • $8 tickets up to the Observatory
  • $8 select food items
  • $8 cocktail special
  • $2 of all beer, wine, and well drinks
  • $3 Rainier tall boys
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BRINGING A GROUP?


From corporate outings to school groups, to a girls' night out on thirty-five, there are many options for a fun and unique gathering. Groups of 20 or more receive discounted rates for tickets, and we can accommodate group reservations for up to 40 guests.


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