The High Dive

2.0 out of 5 stars
based on 2 Reviews
513 N 36th
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-0212


Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Alt-Country, Pop-Rock, Electro-rock, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B

Paid via…

  • Cover?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Donations?: No (1 vote)  
  • No pay at all?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free drinks?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Paid to play?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

  • Books local acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Promotes the acts it hires?: No (1 vote)  


  • Piano?: No (1 vote)  
  • Piano in tune?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard?: No (1 vote)  
  • Drumset?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Guitar amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Bass amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Direct box?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (1 vote)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Primarily background music?: No (1 vote)  
  • Serves Food?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Capacity: 50-300 (1 vote)  

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Reviews from musicians



4 Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars   


Sound and stage are great. Staff and talent buyers are generally apathetic towards bands unless they're well known and guarantee a packed house, which I suppose is understandable if you view bands as nothing more than free promotion for your bar, posing as a music venue. I've had multiple problems with the High Dive not communicating properly with the door man on start times, and shorting all three/four bands significantly on pretty packed nights. The room is worth playing, but there are other options in Seattle that treat talent a lot better.

2.0 out of 5 stars   


The staff was very apathetic. I get you don't like loud noises on a weeknight. You don't want to listen to bands you've never heard of at top volume. Maybe you should just can having shows Sunday-Thursdays then?