Quoted from tacshose:
Seattle has a problem though, the crime and homeless is OUT OF CONTROL. My wife and I walked to dinner one night during the day and was uncomfortable so we decided to UBER back in the dark.
Seattle reminds me of a city that does not have its shit figured out yet about what it wants to be...
Aren't you from St Louis? The city with the highest murder rate in the US?
Seattle isn't even on the list. We do have a very visible homeless population and if you're downtown you'll get hit up for change a lot. That's very different from violent crime though, of which Seattle has very, very little for a city of its size.
Skip the Pinball Museum. The games aren't in good condition and it's more expensive if you're an even okay player than just paying per game. Jupiter and Shorty's are a block away from each other downtown. Add A Ball, Ice Box, Bad Jimmy's Brewing, and 4 B's all have between 10 and 30 games in Fremont and are within walking distance of each other. Ballard has Full Tilt Ice Cream and Olaf's. Greenwood has Coindexters and Houndstooth. Georgetown has Flip Flip Ding Ding. I can personally vouch for the maintenance of all the tables at any of the listed locations.
http://www.skill-shot.com has an updated list of every location, game and tournament in the city. Our competitive scene is fierce. Add A Ball Wednesday is the largest weekly event in the city, and perhaps the world. You'll likely play against 5 or more IFPA top 500 players if you attend.
Our beer is fantastic. Especially if you like IPAs.
Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy your stay!