Best View of the City.
Love the view from the Swedish Cultural Center. It is absolutely amazing!!! Whether it's day or night, they have one of the best views of the city, Space Needle and Lake Union. I'd say the only view that can compare to this is the Columbia Tower Club.
Although I am not a member, nor Swedish, I have attended as a guest of various members. Some of the members are super friendly and inviting. Others are reserved and keep to their cliques. Pretty normal for any place in Seattle. There are people young and old here, straight or gay. The bar here is pretty much the main place I've hung out when I've been here and they do have a nice bar. Sometimes they give out free samples of pastries and cheese. Not impressed with the pastries but love the Swedish cheese ;)