Nightlife in Portage Bay

Up to 50% Off at The Barrel Thief

The Barrel Thief

Seattle

$20 $10

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Visitors discover new wines, whiskeys, and other spirits in a warm, inviting atmosphere, or sample the weekend waffle brunch

The Backdoor – $25 for Cocktails and Comfort Food for Two

The Backdoor

University District

$36 $25

Intricate seasonal cocktails and savory bites such as mac and cheese and a pulled-pork plate, served in an intimate speakeasy setting

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Online Deal

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

Up to 58% Off Drama Performances

ACT presents "Bethany" or "The Price"

ACT Theatre

$71 $30

The saleswoman in Bethany must smile through her pain or lose her daughter; two estranged brothers in The Price reconnect after 16 years

50% Off Irish Pub Fare and Drinks at Sully's Lounge

Sully's Lounge

Top of Queen Anne Hill

$10 $5

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Staple food and drink from the Emerald Isle such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and pints of Harp and Guinness

47% Off at SPORT Restaurant & Bar – A John Howie Restaurant

SPORT Restaurant & Bar – A John Howie Restaurant

Seattle Center South Lake Union

$51 $27

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Chef John Howie's sports bar serves up hand-tossed flatbread pizzas alongside a shareable Ceasar salad and locally crafted brews

Up to 50% Off Small Plates and Drinks at Mix Martini Lounge

Mix Martini Lounge

Seattle

$35 $19

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Small plates such as beef tenderloin sliders and crab cakes paired with craft cocktails

42% Off Seattle Wine-Region Tour

The Chocolate Box

Downtown

$78 $45

Three-hour tours introduce participants to three local wineries and include chocolate samples to pair with the wine

Up to 60% Off Bottle-Service Parties at Tia Lou

Tia Lou

Belltown

$140 $59

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Tableside attendants pour glasses of champagne and Belvedere vodka for parties of up to 20

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 43% Off at The Lodge Sports Grille

The Lodge Sports Grille

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

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Half-pound handcrafted burgers, fish and chips, and aged steaks accompany more than 70 draught beers–all served in a rustic lodge setting

Up to 53% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Far Away Entertainment Theaters and Cinemas

Multiple Locations

$25.75 $13

At eight theaters, moviegoers can enjoy popcorn and soda while catching the latest Hollywood films, second-run flicks, or foreign cinema

50% Off at Ark Lodge Cinemas

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Columbia City

$40 $20

This revamped classic theater delights audiences with family-friendly flicks, blockbusters, and art-house films

50% Off at Film Event at Sistah Sinema

Sistah Sinema

Seattle

$20 $10

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee – Up to 50% Off Standup Show

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee

Kirkland Performance Center

$27 $13.50

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PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral comedy sets

Up to 53% Off Wine Tastings at Luso Food and Wine

Luso Food and Wine

Highland Park

$20 $10

Portuguese and Brazilian imports such as white port and madeira alongside South Asian cuisine

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Waving Tree Winery

Waving Tree Winery

Totem Lake

$30 $15

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Small groups sample seven different wines inside a cozy tasting room; includes take-home bottle

Up to 45% Off Standup Comedy

Laughs Comedy Spot

Totem Lake

$50 $30

While comics perform, audiences sip signature cocktails and nosh on burgers, nachos, and pasta

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting from Tres Hombres Wine Group

Tres Hombres Wine Group

Woodinville

$30 $15

Taste a dozen or more red or white wines from three area wineries in one sitting

Up to 52% Off a Vodka-Distillery Trip

Soft Tail Spirits

Woodinville Tourist District

$30 $15

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Craft distillery gathers grape pressings from local wineries for Italian-style brandy (grappa) and crafts vodka from Washington apples

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Three Boutique Wineries

Finn Hill Winery, Convergence Zone Cellars, & Kaella Winery

Finn Hill Winery

$20 $10

Wine made with Washington grapes; tastings held on Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m.

Up to 39% Off Tastings at Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.

Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.

Woodinville

$37.76 $23

Sample five of the nanobrewery's rotating variety of beers, then take one home in a growler

Up to 55% Off Wine Tastings at Four Woodinville Wineries

Woodinville Wine Tastings

Woodinville Warehouse Wineries

$99 $49

Guests visit 4 wineries within walking distance of each other, sampling 5 pours at each

Up to 58% Off Wine Totes and Tasting

Piccola Wine Company

Warehouse Winery District

$48 $20

Easy-to-transport totes hold the equivalent of two bottles of wine

Up to 52% Off Wine-Tasting Class with Food

Capri Cellars

Olde Town

$78 $43

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During Tuesday-evening tasting classes that include food, guests sample six wines under the guidance of experts

“Sister's Summer School Catechism” – Up to 29% Off Comedy 

"Sister's Summer School Catechism"

Centerstage! Theatre

$45 $32

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Catholic nun comically pontificates on the dangers of the modern world in an interactive performance

Up to 40% Off Burgers at Tony V's Garage Saloon & Eatery

Tony V's Garage Saloon & Eatery

Everett

$42 $25

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Sounds of live music, from heavy metal to hip hop, penetrate ear drums as diners nosh on burgers and beer

Anderlin Arts – $5 to See "The Music Man"

"The Music Man"

Everett PUD Auditorium

$10 $5

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Famous, family-friendly musical comedy about a charismatic con man’s romance and redemption

"Fiddler on the Roof" – Up to 26% Off Dinner Theater

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater

$38 $28

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Tony-winning musical about tradition and family celebrates its 50th anniversary in an outdoor amphitheater after a barbecue dinner

58% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Stina's Cellars

Lakeview

$55 $23

Sample small batch wines such as a dark and fruity syrah amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Sigillo Cellars

Sigillo Cellars

Snoqualmie

$34 $17

Taste an assortment of delectable wines before heading home with elegant Sigillo Cellars branded Riedel glasses for future pours

52% Off Food and Drinks at The Haven Pub

The Haven Pub

Parkland

$25 $12

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Classic pub food, such as pizza and burgers, served at bar with cold brews, karaoke, and music

50% Off Red Wines from Madsen Family Cellars

Madsen Family Cellars

Marvin Road

$114 $57

Award-winning vintages including merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon with free shipping

Up to 70% Off Group Wine Tasting in Olympia

Northwest Mountain Winery Olympia

Olympia

$100 $30

Head winemaker Ray Curtis disseminates 30 years of wine knowledge in cozy tasting room as attendees try 8–12 1 oz. samples

43% Off Wine and Appetizer

Rumors Wine Bar

Downtown

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six

Stottle Winery

Hoodsport

$14 $7

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Two, four, or six guests sample selections of award-winning, handcrafted wine made with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington vineyards

Up to 64% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting

Hoodsport Winery

Hoodsport

$40 $19

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Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

50% Off a Wine-Tasting Package at Heymann Whinery

Heymann Whinery

Heymann Whinery

$40 $20

Sample fruit and grape wines from the winery's inventory while savoring snacks, then take home wine or wine accessories

Up to 60% Off at Peacock Billiards

Peacock Billiards

Downtown

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Players rack up on 30 high-quality pool tables, surrounded by plush couches and attractive artwork

Up to Half Off Distillery Tour and Tasting

It's 5 Artisan Distillery

Cashmere

$50 $25

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A tour of this Wenatchee Valley distillery ends in a barrel tasting of whiskey, brandy, liqueur, and gin handmade with local grain and fruit

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At Ship Canal Grill, chefs give a nod to local cuisine with a menu largely composed of seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Though plates such as the salmon pesto and honey-walnut prawns dominate a good chunk of the menu, according to Thrillist(http://gr.pn/MKhCeh), turf-based dishes such as the Overboard lamb sliders with caramelized onions and aioli “pack a punch." The eclectic fare also encompasses petite pizzettas and Mediterranean dishes, which pair neatly with the creative cocktails or wines from a huge drink menu. But the eatery's decor inspires just as much intrigue as the edibles.

Bare light bulbs and rotund pipes hang overhead in homage to an industrial design, complemented by 20th-century construction-era photos from the Museum of History and Industry. An open loft looks out over the main dining area, aglow with candlelight and ringed with tan and periwinkle. At the lower-level bar, a bridge of wrought iron holds miniature vehicles over a marble countertop as light seeps in from tall windows.

In the loft, flat-screen TVs and one large projection screen broadcast games, and the billiards room hosts good-natured competition, as patrons unwind over a game of pool, darts, or dodge-darts. A steady string of events keeps other customers entertained: trivia on Tuesday, standup comedy on Wednesday, and live bands on Friday.

3218 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
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While guests ogle the boats and kayaks passing by outside, Chef Manual Frias stays in the kitchen, cooking up inventive takes on American comfort food. He seasons New York strips with house-blended rubs, smothers meatloaf in bourbon mustard glazes, and stirs bacon, pulled pork, and prosciutto into his aptly named three pig mac and cheese.

To complement each hearty dish, the tenders of Eastlake's tiki bar pour local microbrews and whip up tasty cocktails like the John Daly, a blend of lemonade and wild tea-flavored vodka. Though the deck and patio are seasonal, the dining room, complete with its own bar, is open all year. Here, rounds of trivia test knowledge every week, while flat-screens TV show the day's biggest sports games or rowdiest congressional boxing matches.

2947 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

The Three Faces of Blue Moon Tavern

Rich History

When Blue Moon Tavern opened in 1934, it was still illegal to sell alcohol within a mile of the University of Washington campus due to local temperance laws. Luckily, Blue Moon set up shop at the 1 mile mark, and thirsty students were more than happy to make the trek. It also attracted its share of intellectual heavyweights, including poets Allen Ginsberg and Dylan Thomas. When he beatnik hangout started to decline in the 1970s, diehard fans rallied to save it, paving the way for it to receive official landmark status in 1990. The no-frills bar continues to draw students and suits alike with cash-only beer and peanuts—the shells of which blanket the floor.

Live Music

The soundtrack at Blue Moon Tavern changes depending on the day. From Thursday through Monday, it’s live music, with a jazz jam kicking things off every Thursday afternoon. Wednesday brings open-mic night, and on select Mondays, bar-goers may be treated to Opera on Tap, where chamber-music singers belt out classical hits without breaking a single glass.

Vintage Charm

“Dive bar” is probably the best way to describe Blue Moon Tavern. The aging posters on the wall have been there for decades, and the initials of drunken vandals remain scratched into the wooden booths. Though this tavern isn’t a spot for fancy craft cocktails, its the perfect place for shooting the breeze with friendly a bartender, or taking part in a wacky tradition, such as the semi-blasphemous annual Christmas pageant.

712 NE 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US

Bilbao Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar plates traditional Spanish flair through mouthwatering small-plate tapas and entrees. Like recipes and state secrets, tapas are designed to be shared among friends. Mollify midday munchies with succulent selections from the lunch menu, featuring tapas such as the crispy red potatoes of patatas bravas ($5.25) and a tender pork-loin sandwich schmeared with cabrales cream cheese ($7.50). The extensively enchanting dinner menu includes a huge tapas array, from a slow-braised oxtail ($10.75) to a sautéed portobello mushroom crowned with warm gorgonzola cream sauce ($12.50). Up the olfactory ante by inhaling the golden glow of the paella valenciana's saffron rice, chicken, and assorted seafood ($25.50 per person). Spanish reds, whites, sparklies, and iambic odes to Iberian grapes bedeck the wine and beer menu.

4500 9th Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

The Dinner Detective eschews campy costumes and plots for an exciting evening of food-accompanied mystery and paranoia, where actors hide among the diners, playing innocent and making everyone a potential suspect. To solve the crime, guests freely interrogate one another, chivvying out clues about the murderer and determining who has a bloodthirsty look in their eyes. Between dramatic deaths and simulated police involvement, guests dig into three-course meals, washed down with bottomless iced tea, coffee, and drinks from the cash bar. The diner who comes closest to solving the mystery through their snooping goes home with a prize basket to show off to their friends or split with the murderer as per their shadowy conspiracy. Prop guns and gunshot sound effects may be used during the performance.

4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

A Standout in Seattle's Japanese Dining Scene

Amid Seattle's sea of Japanese restaurants, Miyabi 45th stands out. That's because, rather than specialize in sushi, Miyabi 45th's menu spotlights one of Japan's most overlooked staple foods: the soba noodle.

There are multiple ways to enjoy these buckwheat-based noodles, which chefs make in-house from Washington-grown grains: they can be served cool, with a side of dipping sauce, or piping-hot in savory broth. Chefs also concoct a variety of creative dishes to pair them with; think foie gras "tofu," miso-marinated brie, and Japanese whiskey-glazed chicken wings. Sommelier-chosen sakes and craft cocktails further enhance the dining experience.

Elevating Soba to New Heights

Chef Mutsuko Soma, the Japanese-born chef behind Miyabi 45th, studied a wide variety of cuisines at the Art Institute of Seattle’s culinary program. But no matter how many new flavors she tried, she remained captivated with simple soba.

After stints at such lauded restaurants such as Harvest Vine and Chez Shea, she returned to Japan to learn the art of soba-noodle preparation, mastering traditional hand-forming and cutting techniques. Now that she's back in Seattle, area diners can enjoy the fruits of her studies at Miyabi 45th, where she and her chefs elevate this traditional dish with modern add-ons such as sous-vide egg and oysters.

2208 N 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US