Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Copperworks is located on Seattle’s downtown waterfront, a short walk from other fun spots like Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, the Seattle Art Museum, and more.

We’re on the east side of Alaskan Way on the corner of University Street, set back quite a way from the street itself, facing the waterfront. We’re close to the base of the Harbor Steps.

Construction Alert: The Seattle waterfront is undergoing a lot of construction, so you may run into some detours, blocked streets, etc. as you approach the distillery.

Parking Validation

Copperworks is glad to offer parking validation tickets for guests visiting our Seattle Distillery and Tasting Room on a first come, first served basis. These tickets are valid for up to two hours of parking only at the Pike Place Market Garage located at 1531 Western Avenue. To receive a parking validation ticket, please see a Copperworks team member following your tasting or tour.

FREE Waterfront Shuttle

From July 17 to September 24, 2023, Seattle’s free waterfront shuttle is back in service. The shuttles have more than 20 seats, are ADA accessible, and run every 15 minutes every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle runs from the Seattle Center (Space Needle) down the waterfront to Pioneer Square. One of the stops will drop you off right next to Copperworks!

Click here for full details and to view the shuttle route.

Street Parking

Metered parking is available on some streets around the distillery and typically costs much less than a parking garage. It also costs less than in most areas of downtown Seattle.

Free parking on Sundays: parking on the waterfront is free for the amount of time posted on the street (2 or 4 hours).

Most Affordable Parking Lots

These nearby parking garages have the best rates on the waterfront. Be sure to check their hours which can vary between weekdays and weekend. More information on parking in the area is available on this map.

Watermark Tower Garage: 1100 Western Ave

Hillclimb Court Garage: 1422 Alaskan Way

Public transit

Any bus route that goes along 1st Ave or 3rd Ave in downtown Seattle can drop you within easy walking distance of Copperworks. We’re just four blocks from the University Street station of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. This station serves Seattle Metro and Sound Transit (bus and light rail).  Find your Seattle Metro route.