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Vol. 27, No. 5
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Savage Love

Poly Wants

Endorsements Cheat Sheet

2017 Election Cheat Sheet!

Quick List of all General Election Endorsements

The Stranger's Guide to Seattle's Happiest Happy Hours

Late-Night Happy Hours

Where you can get good deals on food at odd hours.

Best Happy Hours for Beer Geeks

Plus some notes about what I've recently ordered and loved.

Best Happy Hours for You and Your Dog

Local spots that welcome your furry best friend.

The Best Happy Hours at Hotel Restaurants in Seattle

Forget the overnight commitment and hit these happy hours at hotel restaurants.

The Best Oyster Special Happy Hours in Seattle

Where to get your raw-oyster fix at a discount.

Best Tiki and Tropical Kitschy Happy Hours

Where to sip liquid sunshine and chase away the gloom.

Best Craft Cocktail Happy Hours

A few of my favorite places and recommendations for what to order.

Best Happy Hours for Gamers

Where to find video games, board games, pinball, trivia nights, and more.

Best Bars to Rendezvous with a Tinder Date

You don't want to run into your knucklehead friends, but it's gotta be good. So, where?

The Best Upscale Happy Hours

Where to enjoy high-end appetizers, entrées, and libations for low-end prices.

The Gayest Guide in the World to Seattle's Happy Hours

There are a lot of queer bars in this town, and it can be difficult to keep track of their best deals.


Perfume Genius Enters Uncharted Territory on No Shape

Don't Be Surprised If Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Becomes the Future of Electronic Pop

Orcas Island native Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith uses old synths to create a new, strange kind of electronic beauty.

Bob Mould Is Playing at the Crocodile? What More Do You Want, a Foot Rub?

Hüsker Dü's singer and guitarist returns for an intimate solo show.


A Sneak Peak at BenDeLaCreme's Scary, Campy Halloween Show

A drag queen who never liked horror as a kid decides it's time to make the genre her own.

Free Will Astrology

October 11–17

Visual Art

The Indigenous Family That Found Refuge in an Old Seattle Gay Bar

Multidisciplinary artist Storme Webber weaves a history of queer outsiders in underground Seattle.


Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach Gets Good on Page 362

That's when something finally happens in this Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist's new book.

Food & Drink

Warm Service and Stellar Comfort Food at Union Saloon in Wallingford

Union Saloon is the kind of bar you wish was in your neighborhood.


Required Reading for Revolutionaries

Jerry Rubin's 1960s activism was radical, effective, and funny.

Healing Crystals Are In. But Do They Work?

Looking into the mythical power of rocks.

The Stranger's Endorsements for the November 7, 2017, General Election

It's time to vote in one of the most fucked up years for Seattle politics ever.

Can You Smoke Your Way Sober?

How some opioid users kicked their addiction—with cannabis.


Next Year Will Be Huge for Legal Weed

Even Trump can't stop the move toward legalization now.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Party Lines"