Literally millions of happy hours are taking place around Seattle RIGHT NOW. One is highly likely right under your all-too-sober nose: Find out where it is here (for iPhone users) or here (for Luddites). Food! Drinks! Cheapness! Yes! CHEAP!.
Brought to you by the people behind the World's Greatest Seattle Walking Tours, this is not only the world's greatest, but also the world's only, trivia crawl—so you are forgiven for not knowing what a trivia crawl is. It is: walking to three Capitol Hill bars, quaffing beers, and playing pub quiz night-style trivia at each stop. Also: prizes! $20, excluding drinks.
It’s a fancy, Frenchy dinner! On a rooftop! Also included: wine, a cocktail, and a tour of the rooftop garden. $95 plus gratuity.
Tour Bastille's famed rooftop garden with garden-designer Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farm Co., with “rooftop-inspired cocktails,” too. Fun fact: Washington State senators once organized a special senators-only tour. $10.
More than thirty-five Washington wineries, breweries, and distilleries, several bands, and a handful of food trucks (including Monte Cristo and Marination Mobile) are putting on a fundraiser for Food Lifeline. $35.
Over thirty-five Washington wineries, breweries, and distilleries, six bands, and a handful of food trucks (including Marination Mobile and Monte Cristo) are putting on a fundraiser for Food Lifeline. $35.
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.
Every Monday the BottleNeck serves $5 Manhattans made with Evan Williams. Cheers! $5.
Every Tuesday at the BottleNeck Lounge, a bottle of a featured red or white wine costs only $10.
Sundays are Game Night at BottleNeck: They supply Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Cards Against Humanity, and Uno, plus a NES hooked up to the TV. If none of those appeal (or you don’t like to share), feel free to bring your own.
BOCK BOCK! It's fried chicken night at Brave Horse Tavern, and you know what they say: winner, winner, fried chicken dinner. (Now if only we knew what that meant...) Come for the fried fowl; stay for the macaroni salad, watermelon, green beans, country rolls, and corn relish. $14.
On the third Monday of each month, there’s wine, conversation, and a six-course dinner inspired by the writings of Angelo Pellegrini at Cafe Lago. Organizer Jon Rowley is a local food hero, ditto Pelligrini, and Cafe Lago has been making beloved Italian food in Montlake for 1,000 years. For a thing that would probably be labeled a "foodie" event, this sounds pretty great. $75.
Zut alors! Café Presse vous invitons à parler la meilleure langue du monde tous les deux mercredis à Café Presse à la Table Française. Seattle Language Academy vous donnera un formateur pour chaque cours, et les étudiants de français de tous les niveaux sont invités à nous joindre. Songez à tous les beaux gens que vous y rencontrerez! Chouette! Et: C'est gratuit. Free.
Come to Cafe Presse for a monthly family-style French supper paired (optionally, but vive a little!) with wine. $40 for food and wine, $25 for food only.
The goal of Biscuit Bitch is "to bring fresh, homemade food with attitude to the partying masses of Downtown Seattle" on Friday and Saturday nights. They do this with biscuits and gravy/jam/etc. served in various bitchy incarnations for prices ranging between $5 and $13.
From the organizers of the Mobile Food Rodeo, the Seattle Street Food Festival has trucks, booths, carts, and a spirits/beer festival-within-a-festival, plus a pop-up diner from Josh Henderson (Skillet) and Ethan Stowell (you know) with proceeds going to charities of their choice.
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!"
Champion owner Emile Ninaud possesses Seattle's very first wine license: He opened in 1969 and works there to this day. Champion's wine tastings—from the more than 1,500 bottles in stock, with tons from France—are all about "obscure wines from obscure regions," he says. Though he's French by birth, he's made Champion a snobbery-free zone, with wine novices welcome and an emphasis on good value for whatever your budget may be. FREE.
Every Thursday, Chocolopolis hosts a chocolate happy hour with free samples from artisan bean-to-bar chocolatiers. ACK!!! CHOCOLATE!!! Free.
The Quilliascut Education Fund is dedicated to cultivating education for a sustainable future. Show your support while enjoying a lovely dinner at the Corson Building. You'll also hear how "Quilliascut" is properly pronounced. $200.
It’s a dinner paired with Bordeaux-style blends from Yakima Valley’s DuBrul Vineyard, hosted by winemaker Kerry Shiel. $150 plus tax and gratuity.
Love wine but hate human slavery? Join SOZO Friends winery and Rescue: Freedom International for a wine-pairing dinner with a portion of the proceeds benefiting education for children liberated from slavery. $150 plus tax and gratuity.
It’s a fancy dinner with Spanish wine pairings from importer Classical Wines, hosted by Spanish wine experts Steve Metzler and Almundena de Llaguno. $150 plus tax and gratuity.
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.
The great DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine in Pike Place Market offers free wine tastings upstairs in their wine department every Saturday, and—bonus!—the nice people there pair the selections with some of their more than 250 kinds of cheese, samples from their wall of olive oils, and other assorted tastinesses. Past tastings have included ports paired with Stilton cheese and (separately) Veuve Cliquot champagne (!). Check their website to find out which wines they'll be uncorking. Free.