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“It’s Always Halloween At This One-Of-A-Kind Cantina In Washington

While there are hundreds of delicious Mexican eateries in Washington, there’s nothing quite like El Chupacabra in Seattle. This Day-of-the-Dead inspired cantina has several locations in the Emerald City, and the food and decor are both amazing.

The first El Chupacabra opened in Greenwood in 2006, followed by the Alki Beach location (pictured here) in 2011.”

Annual Halloween Bash at Chupacabra Alki!

Join us on Halloween night– Wedsnday October 31st 2018

Special Guest Halloween band from 9 pm to 10 pm and DJ Fred Edison from 10-2!

Drink Specials and Costumes!

For more information pop over to the event page on Facebook….

Book your holiday party upstairs at Alki Chupacabra!

Our upstairs is open and ready for you to plan your holiday parties this season! We have a full bar and kitchen in our new second-floor space. Plus, the patio is heated and covered for all season use!

Visit this page for all the details on getting that party planned with us. 


SLU Closing on 9/16/2018

It’s time to say goodbye to our South Lake Union location. We will be closing its doors on September 16, 2018, the last day of The Boats Afloat Show.

As some of you know the building has been slated to be demolished to make way for a new complex in the near future, which we knew was happening when we signed our lease back in 2015.  We have been working with the building management to see if we can extend stay in our Chandlers Cove space but have just made the decision to close at the end of this year’s peak summer season after the boat show.

We have had a great run here and appreciate all of the wonderful customers that we have had the pleasure to serve 2015 on SLU.  

Our other two locations are staying put and are doing better than ever so expect us to continue to serve the Seattle community for years to come!!

–Rachel C

Boats Afloat September 13-16, 2018!

It’s almost time for the Summer 2018 installment of the Boats Afloat Show.  We’re located right outside the main entrance, so no need to buy a ticket to join us for the view of motorboats, yachts, sailboats, cruisers on SLU!

From the Boats Afloat website:

“Showcasing over 225 vessels on the shores of Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union, the Boats Afloat Show is an idyllic destination from which to launch your next grand adventure. Tour vessels of all brands and styles, speak with on-hand industry professionals and experience the latest innovations in boating technology and gear. Sea Yourself aboard the next boat of your dreams at the Boats Afloat Show.”

Boat Show Hours are:
Weekdays: 11 am – 6 pm
Weekends: 10 am – 6 pm

South Lake Union Chupacabra is open at 11 am every day with a full menu!

SLU will be closed 2 pm -10 pm for a private memorial Monday Aug 13.

Goodbye, Brian Savage, You Lovable Jerk

2pm-5pm: Remembrance Event with snacks hosted by the family and El Chupacabra and draft beer donated by Mollusk Brewing

5pm-Close: Chupacabra is staying closed to the public so friends of Brian can continue hanging out and even stay to watch Monday Night Raw at 8 pm, which was a Brian Savage tradition.

10 pm: We will be closing up, so please get here before then.

Dress: Wear whatever makes your comfortable! Some of us will be honoring Brian’s love of fancy dress by looking sharp… maybe even in his signature red, black, and white color scheme. This event is for anyone and everyone who wants to get together to remember, mourn and talk about Brian Savage (with love, of course). He was so widely adored and the sweetest jerk anyone has ever met. So, let’s eat, drink, and celebrate the fact that we had the privilege of knowing this cantankerous, big-hearted, and hilarious man.

Fourth of July 2018!!!

Join us at our South Lake Union and Alki Beach locations for a view of the fireworks and tasty libations!

Our Greenwood location will be closed on Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th so we can go set some sparklers off.

Seattle Plastic Straw Ban!

Seattle City Straw Ban goes into effect today!

We think its a great idea and have been using compostable boxes and bags, compostable to go utensils, and plant-based compostable straws in our margaritas for many years now.  We switched our small cocktail straws over to compostable as well. We recycle and compost everything we can from our kitchen to bar waste.

If you like to skip the compostable straw completely in your drink please ask your server “no straw please” while ordering.

For more information on what items are included in the ban and requirements for new straws and to go containers please visit the city website here.


Greenwood Car Show 2018!

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 The Greenwood Car Show is back!!! Come join us at the very south end of the line for margaritas and tacos then go check out some hot rods!

Join us for Cinco De Mayo!!!!

We are whipping up Patron drinks at SLU, Espolon drinks at Greenwood, and we have a DJ at Alki Beach!!!

Also just in time, our patio is now heated and covered at Greenwood!!!!