Were you one of the unfortunate people who missed Ron Jeremy at Linda's Tavern last Friday? I didn't really drink much of his spiced rum but HE was a total sweetheart—even though he didn't seem to smile very much. Lots of people gave up on autographed t-shirts, and just started getting autographed boobies.
Here are a few of the photos—including a classic (oops!) almost-nipple-slip by yours truly...
An IRA victim’s group, Fair, has criticized the selling of the cocktail claiming the suffering of bomb attack victims, who have been maimed or killed, should not be celebrated in such a way.
"I would have expected Americans, of all people, to behave more sensitively and responsibly. How would they like it if we developed the Al-Qaeda car bomb, the Twin Towers cocktail, or the 9/11 ice-cream sundae?"
Did you know the Alki Tavern, West Seattle's "10 Cent Bar With The Million Dollar View," is closing it's doors forever this Sunday, March 17th? It's true. And if you ask me, IT SUCKS. Read more, in Drunk of the Week.
Sunday, on their last day, however, they promised me they were going out with some thunder. If you don't wanna be stuck with a bunch of wannabe-Irish dum-dums, at some dum-dum wannabe Irish bar, the Alki has pulllll-lenty of beer. I hear they're serving corned beef and cabbage too.
This *actual* Irish dum-dum will be there. R.I.P Alki Tavern. You were one of the best dive bars this city ever had.
Dooooodes! Seahawks ARE going to the Superbowl! Well, at least math-head, super-statistics-brainiac Nate Silver says they are. So where are you gonna watch the next big game this upcoming Sunday? Inquiring minds (mine!) want to know.
DRUNKS OF THE WEEK! sea-HAWKS, sea-HAWKS (at Auto Battery)
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM
First thing (not really) you need to know about Q: Drag queens will have their own designated bathroom. Second thing you need to know about Q: It will have a haze machine rather than one that spews smoke. Therefore you can get cool atmospheric treatment without the horrible odor and lung irritation. Thank you, Q brain trust.
Q club co-owner Scott Smith gave media a 15-minute tour of his new venue this afternoon. The space, which is being designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, still needs a lot of work and during the tour, workers were diligently working toward finishing construction of this 750-capacity dance club, which officially opens Sat. Sept. 8 with DJs Quentin Harris and Little Rock on the decks.
As you enter Q, you walk down a long corridor before countenancing the 1300 square foot main dance floor, which has an odd, curvaceous shape to it. There will be elevated spots on which to shake moneymakers, and the Funktion One sound system, fitted with huge bass bins, promises to make said shaking easy to do. There are two DJ booths, both of which are inaccessible to trainspotters. SJ Lighting—which has illuminated huge dance fests like Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival—will be responsible for the lighting. One odd fact about this system is it can be controlled and/or troubleshooted (troubleshot?) remotely by smartphone.
Joe "Grindo" Axler has taken over the job of building and crafting the liquor infusions at the Highline.
"Tonight! We have started doing two special infusions with the coming of each season. Tonight will be the unveiling of two limited summer infusions: Mango Cilantro Tequila, and Apple Raspberry Cinnamon Vodka.
Special cocktails include a Mango Cilantro Margarita and the [still unnamed] Apple Raspberry Cinnamon Vodka, with muddled limes, sugar, soda, and garnished with a cinnamon/sugar candied orange peel. These will be available tonight at 8 pm. Tonight also has a late night happy hour, starting directly after trivia at 10 pm, so you can try one of these cocktails at a happy hour price."
Maybe they should call the apple drink "The Samothrace!" Or "The Broken..." oh, nevermind.
Grindo: Drummer, Breaker of Things, and Liquor Infuser
SEATTLE, June 4, 2012 – Q Nightclub will open in a dramatic, converted auto rebuild space at 1426 Broadway at Pike Street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The 12,000-square-foot club is tentatively slated to open to the public Saturday, September 8, 2012.
by Kelly O
on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM
I went to the closing night of the Psychic Circle Festival last night, and thought Barboza was pretty fantastic. The sound was great, it wasn't overcrowed, and the drinks were strong. My companion said it reminded him of a rock club in Japan. I've never been to Japan, so I have to take his word for it. I can't wait to see more music there.
My only concern: why is there a glowing green EXIT sign on the stage? Seems oddly placed and looming, anxiously, over the bands who perform...
Exit Sign and The Ononos
Nice stage lighting (but that damn exit sign is still visible all the way in the back)
+ early shows + exposed brick - CURSED! - bad cell service + comfy ass booths - lacking bar snacks (ie. nuts, nachos, nibbles) + single person bathrooms - weird scented bathrooms + gold - narrow stairs + GOLD + good sound system/acoustics + ideal bunker for the end times - incase of fire: you might die
+ bands with red hair (like BOAT last night) playing in front of gold curtains
by Kelly O
on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM
There's a new person on the booking team at Chop Suey. You may remember her from her from weekend rock shows at Capitol Hill's Wild Rose, and/or from several years of booking events at Seattle Gay Pride, both at Wild Rose and at the Funhouse.
Or maybe you just danced your ass off during one of her DJ gigs, under moniker Jodi Bon Jovi.
In any case, congrats Jodi Ecklund! See you at the 'Chop!
I am sad to report that it is now official - The Funhouse will be moving from our current location.
Our landlords sent us a notice informing us that the building has been sold and we have 6 months to vacate the property, ending our tenancy on October 31, 2012.
Obviously we are devastated by this news.
My business partner Bobby & I are now going to begin the process of finding another location for our business. Ideally we'd love to find a somewhat central location that can host a bar & live music. In the best case scenario we'd love to find a place to buy, but barring that renting another space would be acceptable too.
Our hope is to take over another space by Oct/Nov, thereby minimizing down time and at best keep all of our staff employed.
The building the Funhouse occupies originally opened in the late 1930's under the name Tex's Tavern. Tex's was in business for 50 plus years, until it became Zaks in the 1990's. Bobby took over the business, opening the doors on Halloween night 2003.
When word went out about us possibly losing our business the public outpouring of support was overwhelming, and while we desire no charity (The Funhouse is a for profit business, after all) we are hoping to hear suggestions from our supporters about possible new locations.
One of the things some folks were hoping for was getting some kind of landmark status for the building, but my understanding is this happening is way on the outside of possibility. Obviously we'd love some kind of last minute miracle to keep us in our current location, but we must be pragmatic and plan on moving.
So this ain't over yet. I have to look at this as something positive. Who knows what cool stuff will happen in the next few months?
And to anyone wanting to support us - please come down and buy a drink. We could use your business!