If you’re in the mood for a delightfully divey Christmas, the 5 Point Cafe offers a choice of two five-course meals on Christmas day: a ham dinner and a prime rib dinner. After Xmas gorging, you can come back for the 5 Point's free New Year's Eve party, where you can watch the fireworks (including via the periscope above the urinal). $22.
For those with 45 bucks to spare and a hankering to (drunkenly?) paint, Paint Nite offers “guided painting” in bars and restaurants around town. $45.
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.
An family-style Christmas Eve eve Feast of the Seven Fishes (namely: oysters, escolar, octopus, Dungeness crab, anchovy, cuttlefish, and branzino). $75.
Aqua by El Gaucho invites you to a multicourse, seafoody holiday feast with winemakers Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars, Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery, and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars—plus their wines, of course. $150 plus tax and gratuity.
Taste your choice of four bourbons—choose from every damn bottle in the bar! $10.
The announcement: "Tango Speed Dating™ is a whole new way to meet people through fun, low-pressure, tango-inspired connection games." $25/person, $45/two, $60/three.
It's a book signing for The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers: An All-Excess Pass to Brewing’s Outer Limits, plus a tasting of five Ninkasi beers for $4 to go along with it.
A benefit for the very worthy Bailey-Boushay House, which provides outpatient services and residential care for those in our community with HIV/AIDS. For $75, attend a reception and silent wine auction with drinks and hors d'oeuvres from an army of incredible local chefs. A multi-course dinner for 300 guests follows, with tickets starting at $300. $75/$300+.
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 Lounge: They supply Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Cards Against Humanity, and Uno, plus a NES hooked up to the TV. If none of those appeal, feel free to bring your own.
BOCK BOCK! It's fried chicken night at Brave Horse Tavern. Get three pieces of pickle-brined fried bird with several sides (which change monthly). Price varies.
On Monday nights, Cafe Lago serves $10 pizzas, $4 pints of Pike Pale Ale, and $5 glasses of Chianti. We would star this twice if we could.
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:... more » Free.
Come to Cafe Presse for a delicious monthly family-style French supper paired (optionally, but vive a little!) with wine. Varies.
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.
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!"
Have a mustache on your face (real, fake, or drawn, just "No Hitler mustaches") and get $1 off everything at the Canterbury on Wednesdays (before it closes down sometime later this year, SIGH).
Champion owner Emile Ninaud possesses Seattle's very first wine license: He opened in 1969 and works there to this day. 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. His Saturday drop-in wine tastings—from the more than 1,500 bottles in... more » FREE.
Every Thursday, Chocolopolis hosts a chocolate happy hour with free samples from artisan bean-to-bar chocolatiers. ACK!!! CHOCOLATE!!! Free.
The announcement: “In Italy, the tasting of freshly pressed olive oil is an annual tradition.” The Corson building is great, and they’re hosting a dinner to celebrate this annual tradition, so do with this information what you will. $65.
This family-style, holly-jolly brunch at the Corson building ought to be lovely. $40.
Tiny, inviting Cure invites you to “celebrate or lament” the end of your weekend with a $12 bottle Spanish sparkling wine and a view of Cal Anderson park 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 pa... more » Free.