Tons of Washington wineries/breweries/distilleries and food trucks congregate on Seattle's lovely waterfront, with live music, too, in this fundraiser for Food Lifeline. Note: "Historically, the event sells out. Procrastinate at your own risk." $40-$50.
There are so many great places to eat and drink and watch football in Seattle—a few of the greatest are the fanatic-packed George and Dragon, the always-marvelous Cafe Presse (with happy hour prices during every match the USA or France plays), and superlative neighborhood spot the Summit. The Phinney Neighborhood Association is also setting up a movie-sized screen with different food trucks for snacking. Also showing the matches: Spitfire, Empire, the Ballard Loft, Murphy's Pub... and here are s... more »
Francophiles, bikers, and crash junkies unite! For a genuine French feel, Cafe Presse broadcasts live stages at 7 am, with afternoon rebroadcasts throughout the week (when available). The great neighborhood bar the Summit also shows afternoon rebroadcasts of the Tour. More info here; arrive early and don't block the TVs.
All of the Grocery Outlets in the Seattle area have joined up with local food assistance agencies to fight hunger this summer—if you're at (or near) a Groc Out, donate some food or cash.
On Thursdays, Vif opens "a bottle or two of something we love and want to share with you"—try it anytime after 4 p.m. FREE.
WeWork invites you to use their coworking office for free on Thursdays, then stay for Beer:30 (free beer!) at 4:30 p.m.—just RSVP beforehand. Free.
The Seattle Caviar Company was founded in 1990, emphasizes sustainable harvesting practices, and provisions some of Seattle's best restaurants. Every Thursday evening in their little bar, you can taste all the caviar they're currently carrying, with an amuse-bouche and a glass of Champagne included.
Every Thursday, Chocolopolis hosts a chocolate happy hour with free samples from artisan bean-to-bar chocolatiers. ACK!!! CHOCOLATE!!! Free.
Every Thursday, nicely stocked Capitol Hill wine shop Vino Verite hosts a drop-in wine tasting that will not part you from any of your money. Free.
Behemoth SODO wine emporium Esquin offers free wine tastings every Thursday and Saturday, with themes like "92 Points and Above," "Viva Argentina," and "Under $10 Specials." Sometimes winemakers join in, and snacks are not unheard of. Check their website to find out which wines they're uncorking. Free.
Slosh down Post Alley for the Thursday Wine Hop, where $4 glasses of unspecified wine are served from 5 to 7 pm at Kells, the Tasting Room, and the White Horse Trading Co.
Try half-a-dozen wines every Thursday for no money at the Barrel Thief in Fremont, conveniently right at happy-hour time. FREE.
West Seattle Cellars hosts an informal, regionally themed wine tasting in its little house on California Avenue every Thursday. When the tasting coincides with the West Seattle Art Walk (on the second Thursday of every month), it's partytime. Check their website to find out which wines they're uncorking. FREE.
Every Thursday, FareStart hosts Guest Chef Night, featuring dinners from great Seattle chefs for just $24.95. The schedule is here—reserve in advance for your favorites, as these tend to sell out fast. All proceeds support FareStart, whose mission is to provide "a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry." FareStart is a fantastic thi... more » $24.95.
Remind yourself what wine tastes like at these weekly free tastings. Free.
Geeks Who Drink is a company that hosts trivia quizzes at different bars every damn day of the week, here in Seattle and all over creation, usually free (except for bar owners, who pay a "reasonable" rate).