Coolest Small Businesses in Seattle

The Innovative Small Businesses in Seattle

Seattle has always been a pioneer in different fields. This is where the first grunge music appeared and coffeehouse fashion emerged. These days the city continues to be the trendsetter in various industries. Below we offer a list of the coolest small businesses with innovative ideas that can’t but impress.


This is an online events board based in Seattle. It was started to inform the city residents about coming local events. The local events boards list events organized by people or companies. The events range from movie screenings to concerts, festivals and boat trips. Visit Attendible to find events that match your interests or consider following the boards that create events you enjoy most. The business allows the users to see which events are the hottest and who is visiting them.

Archie McPhee Seattle

Archie McPhee (1300 North 45th Street)

If you love quirky toys Archie McPhee is definitely the toy shop worth visiting. It offers plenty of fun for not only kids but grownups as well. Here customers can find unique party favors, gag gifts, pranks, candy, as well as more "typical" toys and games. Archie McPhee also features funny and alternative wedding cake toppers and offers birthday and bridal gift registries.

Bag Borrow or Steal

Bag Borrow or Steal

This is an online handbag rental service started and based in Seattle. It is very popular among those people who prefer to rent brand name luxury bags but not buy it. It's a great opportunity to show off a very expensive bag on a special occasion or try it before splurging on its purchase. This service is also for those who love to change things often.

BigPicture (2505 1st Avenue)

For a high end movie experience make sure you attend Big Picture, an upscale movie theater where you can not only watch old and new films but also savor fancy snacks and beverages. We recommend getting the truffle popcorn or the "Den of Sin", a delicious chocolate cocktail, to enjoy while watching. Companies can rent the space at Big Picture for corporate meetings and events.

Crumble and Flake Patisserie (1500 E. Olive Way)

If you are a sweet tooth and live in Seattle you are sure to become a loyal customer at this classic bakery serving tasty croissants, scones, cinnamon rolls, and much more, all with intense flavors. Crumble and Flake is a really hot place so make sure you stock up on your favorite baked products early during the day as it often sells out before noon. The bakery is not working on Monday and Tuesday. Our favorite treat is the "Cheweo", which is similar to an Oreo, but its taste is more intense and it comes with real butter as a filling.


Join this social network created specifically for gamers to share your gaming experience, as well as get advice and support. At Duxter gamers can also earn rewards points on gear and games.

Gargoyles Statuary Seattle

Gargoyles Statuary (4550 University Way NE)

At this store you can find gargoyles and other statues from local and national artists. To get their products with discount consider purchasing your gargoyles on Valentine's Day. Each year the shop runs a fire sale on this holiday. Several years ago when a fire on Valentine's Day damaged a lot of their products the owners decided to sell the damaged products with steep discount. And this spawned a new tradition.


If you love to travel you might find the services of Gatherball, a social vacation-planning website, useful. Gatherball makes it fun and easy to keep track of destinations you want to visit as well as things to do and see. The site users can also share their trip planning information with everyone who can give valuable advice. Gatherball has a unique special feature designed to keep track of a person's spending, so if you travel with a group of people you can easily find out who owes money on arriving back home.

Glass Distillery (1712 1st Avenue S.)

This company produces high quality vodka distilled from locally grown grapes. The bottle is artfully crafted by the local gifted glassblowing artists and is a work of art by itself.



This online company encourages customers to send beautiful "paper-like" invitations via the Intenet to reduce the number of trees cut each year to make paper. If you care about the environment Greenvelope is the place for you. It should be noted that Greenvelope also gives back a percentage of its profit to the charity Mountains to Sound, a local environment conservation organization.

Hot Tub Boats

Hot Tub Boats (2520 Westlake Avenue N.)

The company specializes in producing floating hot tub boats. Their products can be purchased or rented hourly. The boats can accommodate six persons and are very easy to maneuver so it makes sitting in a lake even more enjoyable and relaxing.

Hotel Andra Living Room

Hotel Andra (2000 Fourth Avenue)

In 2004 this boutique hotel was reconstructed and now it features a unique blend of Scandinavian and Pacific Northwest design elements. The building was constructed in 1926, and was used as a transfer station for the Women's Army Corps from 1945 to 1947. It became a hotel in the '70s, but only after the recent renovation it achieved its elegant look the guests appreciate so much today.


Kurt Beecher Dammeier owns a cool punk-looking food truck that serves tasty pulled pork sandwiches in the Seattle area. The truck is shaped like a huge, metal pig. The owner is committed to promoting the idea of eating pure food. He donates one percent of sales to the Flagship Foundation, a non-profit organization that educated children about smart eating choices.

Old Seattle Paperworks

Old Seattle Paperworks (1501 Pike Place, #424)

This traditional paper retailer zeroes in vintage advertising, poster art, maps, magazines, and newspapers.

Raven's Nest Treasure

Raven's Nest Treasure (85-B Pike Place Hillclimb Walk)

If you are looking for a unique artistic gift consider visiting Raven's Nest Treasure offering jewelry, home décor and other exclusive handmade items from mostly Pacific Northwest Native American and Asian cultures. The shop specializes in selling inexpensive authentic products that make perfect gifts.

Seattle Caviar Company

Seattle Caviar Company (2922 Eastlake Avenue E.)

Visit the Seattle Caviar Company on Thursday evening to savor delicious caviar and champagne and learn more about this product. Of course, you can purchase this delicacy in the company's retail shop.

SPUN (1515 14th Avenue)

Women who prefer inexpensive sustainable apparel should visit SPUN that sells trendy casual clothing. The store is owned by Sara Seumae who offers the best local fashions made from organic fabric. The store supports charity projects by donating a percentage of annual sales to local non-profit organizations.

Square Room (Shop at 910 E. Pike Street, studio at 1316 E. Pike Street)

This is an art gallery and home décor store that exhibits and offers for sale works of art by two prominent artists. You can not only see beautiful paintings but also purchase the items you love most. At Square Room you can also find exclusive jewelry, furniture, and beautiful décor items.

Steam and Clean

Steam and Clean (8201 164th Avenue NE, Suite 127)

This local steam cleaning service doesn't use chemicals or detergents to sterilize a wide range of things. The company uses high pressure steam to eliminate all bacteria. The coolest thing about this service is that they even immediately filter the wastewater and reuse it, so no wasted water and contaminated runoff are left.

Tavern Law Seattle

Tavern Law (1406 12th Avenue)

It is a bar that sells primarily dark liquor and champagne, along with classic cocktails. There is a casual laid back atmosphere there that resembles classic speakeasies of the 30's. The service offered there is great and the drinks are mixed by some of the best barmen in Seattle, who can offer you the drink that perfectly matches your mood. The venue is rather exclusive and is said to have some secret room above the bar.

The Shred Stop (P.O. Box 1356 Lynnwood, Washington)

This industrial strength shredder company has locations in multiple grocery stores around the city. At The Shred Shop customers can get their documents destroyed right away at low cost so personal and confidential information can't be stolen or misused in an unlawful manner.

Totokaelo Man Store Seattle

Totokaelo (1523 10th Avenue)

Those who love fashion should come to visit this exclusive luxury boutique offering clothing, footwear and accessories from both world famous international designers and hard to find newly appeared brands.

Toulouse Petit Seattle

Toulouse Petit (601 Queen Anne Avenue North)

This popular eatery serves New Orleans-inspired cuisine. A winner of the Trip Advisor's 2012 Traveler's Choice Award the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the menu you can find such specialties as marinated rabbit salad and Dungeness crab served with fried green tomatoes.