Meeting attendees will find plenty of things to do in Spokane during free time in the evenings. Downtown enjoys a robust nightlife, so meeting attendees can put some distance between themselves and the hotel minibar once they’ve finished work. This is just a sample of the many nighttime activities to be found around the city.
Whether it’s live music, stage performances or classic films, Spokane’s theaters offer meeting attendees plenty of options for a wonderful evening on the town. Two beautifully preserved historic buildings, The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox and the Bing Crosby Theater feature live performances including symphonies, operas and ballets as well as popular traveling acts. For alternative music lovers, the Knitting Factory hosts up and coming acts from around the country in an intimate nightclub style environment. For film buffs, the Magic Lantern Theatre on Main Avenue screens a mix of Hollywood favorites and art-house gems.
The Northern Quest Casino is a one-stop wonderland of entertainment for attendees who’re feeling lucky. Modeled after Las Vegas hotels and casinos, it includes 55,000 square feet of gaming with 1,800 slots and progressives, nine poker tables, 37 table games, bingo and off-track betting. For low-risk fun, the casino is also home to bars, lounges, theaters and a lively nightclub.
Located near the heart of the Washington’s wine country, Spokane offers plenty of opportunities to sip local wine, either at tasting rooms like Arbor Crest Cellars, Barrister, Whitestone and Robert Karl or wine bars such as LeftBank, Nectar and Market Place. For those who prefer hops to grapes, the Northwest was a pioneer of the craft-brewing movement, and Spokane has a plethora of brewpubs and bars where meeting attendees can sample local suds. Steam Plant and No-Li Brewhouse are two popular options.
If meeting attendees are looking for a night of dancing, Impulse at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino is one of Spokane’s most popular dance clubs; it also hosts comedy, jazz and karaoke throughout the week. Offering live music most nights, Zola is another local favorite that’s beloved for its award-winning happy hour and booths made from repurposed carnival ride cars. If attendees prefer a quieter place to unwind, there are several lounges serving up classic and modern cocktails. The Peacock Room Lounge at the Davenport Hotel goes way beyond typical hotel bars — the historic hotel’s lounge is known for tasty martinis and their bright, peacock-inspired stained-glass ceiling. Other upscale lounges include Bistango or the Sapphire Lounge at the Hotel Ruby.