Musical fish have long remained unaccredited for their greatest hits, including "The Lobster Mash," "Mackerel the Knife," and "Salmon Chanting Evening." Give credit where credit is due with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian cuisine from the Musicquarium Lounge at The Triple Door. You'll also have the option to buy two tickets for the price of one for an upcoming mainstage show. Ticket purchases must be made during your lounge visit.
Since its 1926 opening, The Triple Door has played many roles—vaudeville theater, movie house, burlesque—and in 2002 it entered its latest incarnation, as an award-winning music venue and lounge. The Musicquarium Lounge at The Triple Door boasts a 1,900-gallon freshwater aquarium, as well as a menu inspired by Asian delicacies and brought to you by the acclaimed Wild Ginger kitchen. Start your evening with some Bangkok boar satay dipped in a golden-raisin plum sauce ($5 each, two for $9), and kick your noshing into high gear with fragrant duck spiced with cinnamon and star anise and served with steamed buns, Sichuan peppercorn salt, and sweet plum sauce ($14.50 half, $23.50 whole). Sip a beer-like beverage ($3.50–$12.50 bottled, $5.50 draft), sake ($8–$15), or cider ($5.25–$15.25) as live music swims into your ear canals most evenings from the lounge stage sans cover charge. Signature cocktails such as the river taxi ($8.50)—made with Mekhong whiskey, coconut water, lemongrass, and pineapple—float on sound waves aboard rafts made of smooth, smooth bass lines.
The purchase of this Groupon also entitles you to purchase two tickets for the price of one to an upcoming show on The Triple Door's mainstage (only good for tickets under $30). Test your language skills against Modern English ($20), who will be taking The Triple Door by storm on Sunday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Not valid for any happy-hour pricing.
Numerous publications have featured The Triple Door and Musicquarium Lounge, including the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and Conscious Choice. Seattle Metropolitan named it one of the Best Bars of 2007. It also won a Best of Citysearch 2008 award for Happy Hour. Nearly 200 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and Frommer’s very highly recommends it:
- With gilded colonnades and sconces left over from its 1920s vaudevillian heyday, plush half-moon booth-seating illuminated by individual electric candles, and a stage backdrop lit by a field of stars, the Triple Door retains a sophisticated ambience. Add some of the best acoustics and sightlines in the city and you have a venue approaching world-class. – Jonathan Zwickel, Seattle Times
- Though understandably overshadowed by its housemates, this little lounge lets you enjoy the best of both worlds: Order something saucy and rare from the kitchen upstairs, settle into a well-made cocktail courtesy of the gentlemanly bartenders, and kick it to some world-sourced beats, multilingual jazz, or swinging soul. Now that’s what we call fusion. – Seattle Metropolitan