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The Definitive Macklemore Video Location Seattle Walking Tour

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Congrats to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who took home four Grammys last night, the most-ever by a Seattle musical act. If it wasn't already clear these guys were a big deal, it is now.

You can bet a lot of folks are going to be visiting our fair city for a chance to see the notable locations from their music videos first-hand. So, we've made it easy for our those would-be tourists (Mackletourists?) and mapped out all the major locations from Thrift Shop, Can't Hold Us and White Walls (we'll cover deeper cuts another day). Bring some good walking shoes. The entire trek runs from Georgetown to Fremont and spans roughly ten city miles along the way.


· Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make magic at the Grammys [Seattle Times]
· Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us' Video Celebrates Seattle [Curbed Seattle]
· New Macklemore 'White Walls' Video Features Capitol Hill, Downtown [Curbed Seattle]
· Mapping Seattle Thrift Stores In Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Video [Curbed Seattle]

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1. Seattle Brewing & Malting Company Brewery

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5900 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

The opening shot of 'Thrift Shop' was in front of the old Seattle Brewing & Malting Company Brewery in Georgetown.

2. Goodwill SoDo Outlet Store

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1765 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 957-5516
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One of the thrift shops used to film 'Thrift Shop,' natch. Items here are sold by the pound, so, stop by and stock up.

3. Northwest African American Museum

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2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 518-6000
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Macklemore rides his scooter through the parking area for Jimi Hendrix Park as Ryan Lewis rolls up in a DeLorean, with the Northwest African American Museum behind them in 'Thrift Shop.'

4. Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee Building

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171 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Video of the band in 'Can't Hold Us' was shot atop 171 South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square (home of Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee). That's Smith Tower and the skyline in the background.

5. Unicorn/Narwal

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1118 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6492
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"One of Seattle's most uniquely loved drinkeries" made for a unique setting in the 'Thrift Shop' video, most notably in the scene where Mack waxes philosophically about R. Kelly's sheets.

6. Value Village

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1525 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-7789
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The Cap Hill location for VV is one of Mack's top three Seattle thrift shops. Obviously, featured in 'Thrift Shop'.

7. Dick's Drive-In

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115 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 323-1300
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Seattleites will recognize that roof as Dick's Drive-In's in Capitol Hill. It was the centerpiece of the 'White Walls' video.

8. Red Light Vintage Clothing

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312 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-2200
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One of Mack's favorite thrift shops, this was where the footage of Wanz, who sings the 'Thrift Shop' chorus, was filmed.

9. Space Needle

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400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100
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The 'Can't Hold Us' video ends with "The Heist" flag being raised atop the Space Needle.

10. Fremont Vintage Mall

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3419 Fremont Pl. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 548-9140
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When Ryan Lewis needs some old school records to scratch, they've got a helluva collection here. Featured in 'Thrift Shop.'

11. Gas Works Park

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2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 684-4075
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1. Seattle Brewing & Malting Company Brewery

5900 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

The opening shot of 'Thrift Shop' was in front of the old Seattle Brewing & Malting Company Brewery in Georgetown.

5900 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

2. Goodwill SoDo Outlet Store

1765 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

One of the thrift shops used to film 'Thrift Shop,' natch. Items here are sold by the pound, so, stop by and stock up.

1765 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

3. Northwest African American Museum

2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144

Macklemore rides his scooter through the parking area for Jimi Hendrix Park as Ryan Lewis rolls up in a DeLorean, with the Northwest African American Museum behind them in 'Thrift Shop.'

2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, WA 98144

4. Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee Building

171 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Video of the band in 'Can't Hold Us' was shot atop 171 South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square (home of Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee). That's Smith Tower and the skyline in the background.

171 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

5. Unicorn/Narwal

1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

"One of Seattle's most uniquely loved drinkeries" made for a unique setting in the 'Thrift Shop' video, most notably in the scene where Mack waxes philosophically about R. Kelly's sheets.

1118 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Value Village

1525 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

The Cap Hill location for VV is one of Mack's top three Seattle thrift shops. Obviously, featured in 'Thrift Shop'.

1525 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Dick's Drive-In

115 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Seattleites will recognize that roof as Dick's Drive-In's in Capitol Hill. It was the centerpiece of the 'White Walls' video.

115 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

8. Red Light Vintage Clothing

312 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

One of Mack's favorite thrift shops, this was where the footage of Wanz, who sings the 'Thrift Shop' chorus, was filmed.

312 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

9. Space Needle

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

The 'Can't Hold Us' video ends with "The Heist" flag being raised atop the Space Needle.

400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Fremont Vintage Mall

3419 Fremont Pl. N, Seattle, WA 98103

When Ryan Lewis needs some old school records to scratch, they've got a helluva collection here. Featured in 'Thrift Shop.'

3419 Fremont Pl. N
Seattle, WA 98103

11. Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103