Belltown, Seattle, is considered one of Seattle's poshest neighborhoods. Situated right along the waterfront and adjacent to downtown, running North from Pike Place Market, Belltown is an area full of fine dining, shopping, and art galleries of both contemporary and classic art. Belltown is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods of Seattle, with many new and renovated buildings with well manicured and rather entertaining entry ways that give passers by a eye-full. Once a low-rent industrial area of Seattle, Belltown has transformed into "The" trandy neighborhood of Seattle, with some of the most expensive restaurants and boutiques. Belltown Ace Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located between the Space Needle and Pike Place, has become famous for its eccentricity and contemporary designed rooms--amazing for a place with so few rooms. Belltown gives tourists and easy way to explore the city, just by walking down 2nd Avenue from the famous Pike Place Market, all the way through the crowded streets up to the Space Needle and exciting "EMP" (Everyday Music Project) facility, where visitors can look at famous instruments and memorabilia from former musicians, such as Jimmy Hendrix, and simulate rock stars by playing instruments surrounded by technology that simulates a massive, cheering audience. Full of jazz clubs and fancy new bars, Belltown has a thriving nightlife, combining the many newer places with some of Seattle's classic cocktail lounges, like the Crocodile Cafe, The Rendezvous, and The Lava Lounge.