Every Tuesday at the BottleNeck Lounge, a bottle of a featured red or white wine costs only $10.
Cure would like to invite you to “celebrate or lament” the end of your weekend with a $12 bottle of Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) on Sundays. Starred for cheap bubbles on the Lord’s day. $12.
“Seattle's second-best cocktail lounge” celebrates 6,000 consecutive days in business by offering all its food and drink items for a mere $6 (!). $6 food/drinks.
Celebrate Bastille Day at Le Pichet—this is the place to be if you cannot make it to France today.
On the third Thursday of the month, the “Best Damn Happy Hour” (their title) has live DJs, mini golf, board games, giant Jenga (TIMBERRRRR!), and deals on cocktails and food at the many eateries inside the Armory, the food-court-ish building at Seattle Center (21+ only). No cover.
Bottomless anything is good, especially if it involves champagne. Just order brunch at the Coterie Room or Ma'ono (both pretty damn great) and your mimosa ($10 at the former, $12 at the latter) will have no bottom.
It's baaaaaack, for the sixth year in a row! Burning Beast—the world's funnest, most delicious, meatiest feast in a field, with whole beasts cooked over open flames by Seattle's best chefs—is set for Sunday, July 21. Burning Beast benefits and takes place at the very worthy, very lovely Smoke Farm, out in the country an hour north of Seattle. It will be hot and sunny (probably), and there is a river to swim in. Dear lord, speed us to the day of Burning Beast VI! TBA.
Highline, Seattle's finest divey vegan bar, doesn't normally serve dessert. But on Tuesday nights, they bring out the (vegan) cake (and Cake-arokee is rumored to be the most supportive karaoke night in the city). Get there early: The cake usually sells out.
Bingo plus booze equals FUN, and this Monday night bingo game has $2.50 PBR tallboys with all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $9.13 (plus meatballs "as big as your head" for a bit more). N.B.: The first Monday of every month is Dyke Date Bingo, where "you don’t have to be a lesbian, but if you are, grab a friend and come on down!"
Field trip! It's the Cascade Country Cook-Off, with championship competitions in the arenas of barbecue, chili, and dutch oven!
The Timbers Army supports the Portland Timbers. The Gorilla Football Collective supports the Seattle Sounders. What do they have in common? They both love beer! As part of Seattle Beer Week, come taste beers specially brewed in honor of the two soccer titans and meet your fellow fans. (The Southsiders, supporting the Vancouver Whitecaps, are also invited, though their beer remains a work in progress.) No cover, beers vary.
Field trip! It's the Chehalis Garlic Fest, with "creative garlic cuisine, crafts, and antiques"! $5/adults, $4/over 65, $4/military w/ ID, kids 7 and under FREE.
Every Thursday, Chocolopolis hosts a chocolate happy hour with free samples from artisan bean-to-bar chocolatiers. ACK!!! CHOCOLATE!!! Free.
This monthly cocktail contest is described as “an equitable, boozy Thunderdome.” Tina Turner won’t be there, more than two people will enter, and likely more than one will leave alive, but it still sounds pretty good.
Learn how to make great foods with all-time-great chef Bruce Naftaly (of the late, great Le Gourmand, who is also really nice), with eating and drinking included. Chef shouts, via email: "FIVE COURSES! HOW TO DO IT! AND WINE WINE WINE!" $75.
Back in the day when most Copper River salmon was destined to be overcooked and encased in tin, local seafood hero John Rowley decided he could do better. Thirty years later, Kevin Davis makes a celebratory dinner. $65 plus tax and gratuity.
Jesus god, this sounds good: Dinner for two in the form of a whole two-pound Dungeness crab—wok-seared with tamarind sauce, Singaporean yellow curry, scallions and ginger, or Saigon salt-and-pepper style—served with a fresh mango and papaya salad for $30, every Sunday and Monday night at Monsoon. Also: Bottles of wine, 30 percent off. See you there. $30.
The Seattle Center celebrates Croatia in the Armory with food, music, dance, and tchotchkes. FREE.
Among the simple delights of summer, a chilled glass of rosé ranks high. Rejoice in the sun’s return with live music from the Millionaires' Club, fresh-shucked oysters, and cheap glasses of wine. Starred for a lovely patio and ROSÉ! $3 tastes/$6 glasses of rosé, $2 oysters, food $5 and up.
A weekly evening of liberals, drinking, almost always including The Stranger's own Goldy. Free.
It’s a “showcase of gourmet soups” from Piatti, Aljoya, Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, Wedgwood Ale House, and Stanford’s, served in a handcrafted bowl that you get to take home. In May. Still, it benefits the North Helpline Food Bank (donate directly and fill someone else’s bowl here), so: recommended. $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
Ethan Stowell, the man behind a bunch of restaurants (you know), hosts a charity cook-off in which you get to try 117-ish kinds of barbecue made by pro chefs and notable amateurs, plus lots of beer. Proceeds benefit the Fetal Health Foundation. $50.
After seven years, the annual Guest Chef at the Waterfront moved inland to the Showbox Sodo. The lineup of more than 20 restaurants and 20 wineries/breweries includes Tulalip Resort & Casino, SkyCity at the Needle, and Duke’s Chowder House, but it does benefit FareStart, the local nonprofit that provides culinary training to disadvantaged individuals, so: recommended. $70 before May 1, $80 after, $125 VIP.
For $25, you get food from nine different food trucks (including Skillet, Veraci Pizza, Hallava Falafel, and Seattle Biscuit Company), tastings from local distilleries and breweries, live music, and the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting the U-District Food Bank’s new facility—which will feature low-income housing plus job training and counseling spaces, and move the food bank line inside and out of the rain. $25 admission, $100 donation for Community Cookbook.
Let the people of DubSea bikes pimp your ride (and by that we mean make minor repairs) free of charge. As long as you're getting something for free, bring a donation to the White Center Food Bank (if you don't, you're kind of a jerk). Free.