Just a few blocks northwest of KODA is Pioneer Square, a Baton Rouge-inspired Romanesque revival with a chic aesthetic akin to New York’s West Village. While venturing throughout the cobblestone square, charming sites surround you: florists, artisanal craft fairs, clothing boutiques, galleries, the best brunch spots, and craft cocktail speakeasies.


a very recent history 

Pioneer Square hosts many of Seattle’s iconic locales, from the hip Emerald City Guitars shop to the still-thriving bars and live band venues, such as Central Saloon, where Nirvana and Soundgarden had once taken the stage.