Here’s where to stay cool in West Seattle, including restaurants/bars with air conditioning (updated)

(Photo by Carolyn Oleary)

We are now officially under the National Weather Service‘s Excessive Heat Warning alert. Last night we asked for help building a list of places to stay cool. This will be the ongoing list – so here’s what we have to start with – please comment or email/text with additions!


Delridge Branch Library (5423 Delridge Way SW)
(updated) Open from noon to 6 pm Sunday, 10 am-6 pm Monday

High Point Branch Library (3411 SW Raymond)
Open noon to 6 pm Sunday  (ADDED: SPL says this branch will open this Monday, 10 am-6 pm, too)

Salvation Army in South Delridge – day center for people experiencing homelessness (9050 16th Ave. SW)
11 am-7 pm Saturday-Tuesday

(added) Morgan Junction community space next to and run by HeartBeet Café and Youngstown Coffee, 6030 California SW

Our new seating space next to HeartBeet Cafe and Youngstown has AC, iced water, and a bathroom. Open 8 am to 8 pm. We will keep the doors open to this space but our cafe and coffee shop may be closed. Trained chill dogs are welcome in our space as well.

Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon)
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mondays – Fridays

(added) West Seattle YMCA (36th/Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor)
Open as a cooling center only, 7 am-7 pm Monday

West Seattle Christian Church Gym (4400 42nd SW)
Open Sunday and Monday (June 27-28) for the hottest days, 12:30 pm-5 pm. WSCC’s Worth Wheeler says:

We will have socially distanced seating set up and a limited supply of bottled water available as well. We will ask that everyone wear masks for the sake of unvaccinated kids and youth, and those at higher risk. We will also be following the guidance for larger gatherings. Sanitizer and disposable masked will be available, 2 people in bathroom at a time, etc. Neighbors are welcome to bring activities, games, crafts, etc to keep themselves entertained. They can also bring their own lunch/picnic/snacks as well. Any other local restaurants/businesses that might want to donate kid-friendly drinks, snacks, treats, or crafts are welcome!

White Center Cooling Center (206 SW 112th)
Available for those who need overnight shelter from the heat – details on our partner site White Center Now










CORNER POCKET (4302 SW Alaska) – 3 pm-midnight – underground AND air-conditioned








MOD PIZZA (both West Seattle locations)


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ADMIRAL THEATER (2343 California SW), cool treats as well as cool seats – afternoon/evening showtimes daily

FOGUE GALLERY (4130 California SW), open noon-5 pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday

WEST SEATTLE COWORKING (6040 California SW), open this weekend with day passes available – email


Colman Pool (at Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
Daily noon-7 pm

Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) – Open 7 days a week (started 6/26), 11 am-8 pm, as planned

Delridge wading pool (4501 Delridge Way SW) – Open 11 am-5:30 pm Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays

Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) – Open noon-7 pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays


Seattle Public Utilities says two are open in West Seattle business districts:

4598 California SW
6501 California SW

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31 Replies to "Here's where to stay cool in West Seattle, including restaurants/bars with air conditioning (updated)"

  • KM June 25, 2021 (5:08 pm)

    The Southwest Library is open from 10am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday.

    • WSB June 25, 2021 (5:39 pm)

      They are not on our list or the city’s bc not full a/c

      • KM June 25, 2021 (5:50 pm)

        Oh interesting. I was in there today and I thought it was pleasant but not overly cool, (but that’s probably because I don’t care for A/C.)

  • Gina June 25, 2021 (5:12 pm)

    Public shower at Alki Bathouse and fountains at Anchor Park and the boatlaunch are turned on again.

  • Mycelium June 25, 2021 (6:05 pm)

    Which bars or breweries have robust A/C and don’t frown on long stays?

    • flimflam June 25, 2021 (7:45 pm)

      Long stays are fine if you are spending money…a long stay over one beer and 6 water refills is rarely encouraged or welcomed.

      • Mycelium June 26, 2021 (11:45 am)

        Oh, indeed 🍻

    • Amy June 26, 2021 (6:50 pm)


  • Crazy Joe Davola June 25, 2021 (8:49 pm)

    Admiral Theater is a no-brainer. Perfect weekend to go see a movie!

  • Rick June 26, 2021 (9:19 am)

    Spending a long weekend at Little Creek Casino outside of Shelton. “Free” room and all, with the ac cranked. Hope the indoor pool is nice and cool. It’s amazing what those “free” rooms can end up costing. Oh well, if it keeps her happy…

  • lowmanbeachdrive June 26, 2021 (1:57 pm)

    Where can people go to find cool shelter with dogs?

    • Mellow Kitty June 27, 2021 (4:35 pm)

      You might have to do some calling to see if any of the places listed above allow pets. 

    • Em June 28, 2021 (8:54 am)

      Or the Morgan Junction community space listed says they’re open to well behaved dogs!

  • Tiffany Campbell June 26, 2021 (8:19 pm)

    West 5 has A/C and a weekend brunch menu!

  • Bean June 27, 2021 (9:31 am)

    Sadly our dinner reservation at Jak’s for Sunday night was cancelled…seems they are closing ‘due to the heat’.  Geez…our plan was to escape the heat in an air conditioned restaurant.  Perhaps they don’t have a/c?

    • WSB June 27, 2021 (12:19 pm)

      We added them to the closed list last night.

    • kittykitty June 28, 2021 (11:25 am)

      Working in a kitchen cooking food is already incredibly hot without this extreme weather. Imagine yourself working 8hrs over an open flame with ovens running all day inside a stuffy kitchen. Jaks and many other restaurants in Seattle are have closed to protect their staff from extreme temperatures. Thank you to all the owners who let their staff stay home!

  • Beepee June 27, 2021 (2:24 pm)

    Was wondering if anyone knows if the bridge has a/c, as I know they have outdoor seating with misters if I remember correctly 

    • WSB June 27, 2021 (2:57 pm)

      Yesterday they hadn’t updated, but as of an hour ago they are promoting their A/C on social media, so I’m adding to the list.

  • Sue H June 27, 2021 (3:10 pm)

    Grillbird hours update for this week per Instagram today:  Closed tomorrow (Monday), Open Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9, closed July 4th.

  • sam-c June 27, 2021 (6:01 pm)

    I was checking on the ‘restaurants with AC’ list, and got excited about Bizarro, but in clicking the link, they are now added to the ‘closed til tuesday’ group of restaurants.

    • WSB June 27, 2021 (6:08 pm)

      Thanks, I’ve been scrolling through Instagram (restaurants’ preferred social media) endlessly but hadn’t come across that update yet. With the heat warning extended into Tuesday we may have further updates for that day too …

  • HeartTown June 27, 2021 (6:25 pm)

    Owners of HeartBeet and Youngstown here! We have a newly remodeled community seating space next door to our establishments (which may or may not be open during this heat wave, please follow us on socials to find out) but we WILL keep our community space open 8am to 8pm that has AC, iced water, free wifi, plenty of plugs, and a bathroom. Dogs are welcome too. 6030 California Ave SW. 

    • WSB June 27, 2021 (6:30 pm)

      OK, that’s good to know. We’ll add the community-space info to this list. – TR

    • sam-c June 28, 2021 (7:01 am)

      Thank you HeartBeet and Youngstown !! 

  • KJ June 28, 2021 (11:22 am)

    The Missing Piece at 35th and Roxbury was open yesterday with AC.

  • Allison June 28, 2021 (11:23 am)

    Delridge wading pool doesn’t open until noon apparently. 

    • WSB June 28, 2021 (11:24 am)

      That was the original plan and then Parks said 11 am. So they changed back?

      • MW June 28, 2021 (1:57 pm)

        I read somewhere (perhaps it was Facebook post on the wading pools/spray park page) that they start filling the pools at 11 and aren’t open until noon for swimmers. Maybe this is the confusion between the 11/12 o’clock issue? 

        • WSB June 28, 2021 (2:45 pm)

          No, Seattle Parks’ own news release sent to us and other media on Friday:

          Anyway, I’m asking them to clarify.

  • Mel June 28, 2021 (3:41 pm)

    Remember that all A/C is not alike, especially in older buildings. I think some of the spots that are closing despite having A/C have found that it isn’t keeping up – and if they have a kitchen, they definitely need it to keep up!

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