Seattle's historic gathering place, Labour Temple has been reimagined for today's modern professional. Originally opened in 1942 as Labor Temple, at the heart of what once was known as the Denny Regrade, local unions made 2800 1st Avenue their home after their prior location at 6th Avenue and University Street was closed.
Opened as a two-story building where dock workers could meet, an additional floor was added to make space for other local union organizations. The exterior of that three-story structure has been maintained as a historic nod to the important work that took place in the building for decades.
Today's Labour Temple was opened in 2022 to serve as a gathering place for entrepreneurs and serve the hybrid workforce of modern times. A full interior renovation reimagined the space while paying homage to the building's origins.
Seattle's dense Belltown neighborhood is home to a thriving retail and entertainment district that includes more than 250 small businesses, including some of the city's favorite dining and entertainment destinations. Located blocks from the Elliott Bay waterfront, Labour Temple is also within steps of the iconic Space Needle and entertainment centerpiece Climate Pledge Arena.
Just down the street you'll find a packed schedule of concerts and comedy shows at The Crocodile, while a few blocks further into the downtown core you'll land at Pike Place Market.
Grab coffee at one of the many nearby cafes on your way to the office, or meet co-workers for happy hour at legendary dive bars or trendy craft cocktail destinations.
A short walk from the Westlake stop of Sound Transit's Light Rail will get your day started with fresh air, or you can choose from the many bus routes that drop you right outside our doors. If you prefer to pedal to work, Labour Temple offers secure bike storage and private showers.