The Best New Music in Seattle’s Oldest Saloon

Covid-19 Disclaimer:
Due to Governor Inslee’s restrictions on venues we are currently closed.  We will reopen when we are allowed to, and while we have no concrete date please know that we WILL REOPEN and look forward to seeing all of you in the future!

I’ve never been to the Central. Is it seated or standing room only?
The Central has plenty of standing and seated options.

Where can I see photos of the Central?
We have photos of The Central on our website and on our Instagram.

Where is the best place to buy tickets?
Best place to purchase tickets to our shows would be through our website.

Where can I find parking?

The Central is located at: 207 1st Ave S.  There are pay lots less than 100 yards away and there is hourly street parking from 9am-6pm with free street parking from 6pm-9am. Please watch out for tow zones! All spots are legibly marked at the front right of the spot. There are specially priority parking zones in the front and side of the building for bands.  The city of Seattle allows anyone with a handicapped placard to park on the street for free as long as they’re not in a tow zone. 

Do you serve food and alcohol?
Yes; our menu is here.

Do you sell merchandise?
Yes; check out our store-front here.

How can I schedule a tour of Central?
Our current tour hours are Monday through Friday: 11:00AM PST - 3:00PM PST 
For larger groups (10+ people) or custom enquiries, please contact us directly (206) 622-0209.

How does my band play at the Central?
Please fill out this submission form and contact Michael Gill, booking [at]

What is your photo policy? Unless otherwise stated by the artists we are open to any and all photography, make sure to tag us @centralsaloon on Instagram.

I have a disability. Is the venue easily accessible? Who should I contact for additional information?
Yes; the Central Saloon is ADA compliant and happy to assist anyone in need, for special assistance please contact (206) 622-0209 to discuss further.

Which artists have played at Central Saloon?
The Central has a tremendous history and has hosted artists such as Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. Kindly refer to our history page for more information. 

Where can I watch previous shows from the Central?
Refer to our YouTube archives to see curated shows and content here.

What is the best way to stay in touch with the Central?
We recommend subscribing to our newsletter. Click here to join in a few clicks. Also, be sure to check out our contact page (includes our social media links).