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Thrills, chills, booze, and music.

Under the shadow of the Space Needle, the original Funhouse opened its doors on Halloween 2003 in the former location of Zak’s 5th Avenue Saloon. Operating for 9 years, the bar & live music venue hosted thousands of events during its lifetime and was known for being the kind of place that fostered the local underground music scene. Bands like the Spits, Dead Moon, No Means No, Guttermouth, Red Fang and many more played sold out shows in the intimate confines of the Funhouse. The club even influenced a critically acclaimed feature film documentary entitled “Razing The Bar” (SIFF 2014). The Funhouse was home to punks, roller girls, average Joes and creative people of all stripes. While successful, the club fell victim to Seattle’s rampant development and lost its lease when its building was sold and later demolished in 2012.

Now reopened in its new home with sister club El Corazon, the clubs infamous clown mascot has risen again to oversee a new era of music & art in the heart of downtown Seattle.