I have found the most amazing coffee shop in downtown Seattle. Great staff, friendly people, and great music. Its the perfect place to work becuase you don’t have distracting jazz music blairing in your ears. It can be a hot mess at Starbucks because they tend to play crappy music, have crappy service, and don’t offer anything special to their customers besides their not so special promotions that they force down the throats of many.
Maybe its just the fact that I use to work at a Starbucks that really has made me a bias coffee shop goer. I don’t really know, but I am certainly in love with this hole in the wall. Its a little dingy, its a little rough, but its absolutly its own special entity. I don’t even mind the long bus ride to get here. The staff is super cute.
The music is typically streaming off of this indie music radio station in Seattle called KEXP. They play really underground, culture filled music that many people can appreciate. Right now they are playing new music from the Shins, and earlier they were playing Miike Snow!
There is tons of art haniging up, and scattered throughout the shop, of which is super special beacause its obviously created by some of the local artists off the street. Its really amazing. They promot local events around the neighborhood that range from tattoo parties, to burlesque shows, to local art shows. I love it. Its not main stream, and thats something that doesn’t come often.
Bedlam has a really cool open mic night on Tuesdays at 7pm if anyone is interested in checking out the place when something is actually going on, but if your expecting the typical, then don’t come. If I had a choice between taking the easy rout and buying a cup of coffee at the local Starbucks by my house or tracking an hour out of my day to get to Bedlam, I would choose Bedlam. I love it here, and its finally starting to feel more like home.
Go there you squares!