Chupacabra is 12!

It’s Greenwoods 12 year anniversary! Swing by and say hi today!

NYE 2017!!!

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2016?  Ready for a fresh start in 2017?! We are!

Two of the best places to view the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the Seattle Space Needle are from Alki Beach and South Lake Union!  Luckily for you we have a location in each spot.

Alki Beach has views from the front patio and beach area.   South Lake Union has views from across the whole restaurant.

Come join us, there’s no charge and we’ll be slinging drinks and being merry.


South Lake Union, New Years Eve FAQ
* 21+ after 10 pm.
* No cover charge.
* We’re taking reservations until Friday December 30th, call (206) 739-5996 to make one. Reservations can be made for NYE between 11 am and 10:30 pm. If you would like to reserve a table with a view of the Space Needle keep in mind that the latest reservations we are taking for NYE is 10:30 pm.(If your party does not arrive with in 30 minutes of reservation time we will give your table to patrons that are present.)
* No DJ but we will have our sound system playing upbeat tunes all night!


Alki Beach, New Years Eve FAQ
* 21+ after 10 pm.
* No cover charge.
* No Reservations at this location.


 

Best Burrito in Western Washington?!

It’s your chance to vote for ‘Bsafe_imageest Burrito’ in Evening’s 24th annual Best of Western Washington!!

Show us some love and cast your vote in ‘Eats’ for El Chupacabra in the burrito category <3

Last day of voting is Sun, Oct 30 2016

 
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Día de los Muertos on Phinney Ridge

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

We are one of the sponsors of this fun and educational event happening across the street from our Greenwood location.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 5, 2016

Phinney Center | 4-7 pm (Procession at 4 pm) | Free

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RAFFLE benefiting Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español (PCPE)!

As part of PNAs annual Día de los Muertos event, there will be a raffldscn0141e to benefit PCPE, Seattle’s only Spanish preschool co-op. Tickets are $12, $10 and $5 for prizes such as: a paella party for 20 (a $600 value), a weekend stay in a Camano cabin (a $500 value), a Seattle Seaplane Package (a $200 value), a gift card to Canlis Restaurant (a $150 value), Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Experience, an authentic Mexican dinner for 6, a Kombucha Making Class and Party, and much more! You do NOT need to be present to win. The school will contact winners after the event.

 

Halloween Party at El Chupcacbra Alki!

3rd Annual Halloween party at El Chupacabra on Alki!!

14481843_1117141485030877_1898269606361191669_oIt’ll be going down on a Monday the 31st, along with a costume contest with prizes for the best and worst ones of the night!!!
Judged by your peers XD

And if you’re dressed up, you’ll get happy hour prices all night long!!

Devils Hunt Me Down will start off the festivites.
Going from 9-10pm

And Fred Eddison will keep the party going for the rest of the night. 10-2AM

Lets get wild!!

 

Boats Afloat on SLU!

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We will be open and serving food and drinks 11am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am to 12am Friday & Saturday.

The 38th annual Seattle Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union will have hundreds of new and used boats on display. Ski boats, wake, pontoon, trawlers, sail, cruisers and mega yachts. Plus all the latest in gadgets, services and gear.

For more information on Boats Afloat visit boatsafloatshow.com

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Cinco De Drinko 2016!

It’s almost here!!!!

Thursday May 5th is Cinco De Mayo
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Come visit us Cinco De Mayo through the weekend at all of our Locations!

We will have drink specials everyday TBA!

El Chupacabra Anniversaries

Our Greenwood Location turns 11 March 16th, 

That means that El Chupacabra Alki will be 5 years old on April  8 2016!!!!

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It’s been an amazing 5 years in West Seattle. We have become the number one bar and burrito joint on Alki Beach!

To show our appreciation to all the great customers and regulars we will be rolling back our beer and drink prices on April 8 2016  on Alki!

Draft beer and well drinks  3.5

House Margaritas  5

Bartender & Cadillac Margaritas 7

New Late Night Hours at Greenwood

Hungry and in Greenwood late?

Good news!

We will be serving our full menu until 11 pm Sunday through Thursday

& Midnight on Friday & Saturday!

Halloween & Day of the Dead Festival

It’s that time of year again Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween– Two of El Chupacabras favorite celebrations!!!

Come join us at our all of our locations for events!

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Phinney Ridge:

Saturday October 31st, noon to 3 pm– dress up the kids and bring them trick or treating for the Hunger Goblin trick or treat on Phinney Ridge! We’ll be handing out candy to the kids and slinging tequila to those kids over 21.

Sunday November 1– at the Phinney Center across the street there is a Day of the Dead Procession at 4 pm, it’s free!  It will be lead by Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers with activities to follow at the Phinney Center.

Alki Beach:

It’s a Halloween Bash at the Chupacbara!!!  We are hosting a super amazing party Saturday October 31st —  Join us if you dare!

We have vinyl stylings of DJ Fred Eddison starting at 10 pm so get ready to shake those booties into the witching hour!

Come outfitted in your best (or worst) Hallows Eve attire and get happy hour all night past 6!

South Lake Union:

All Hallows Eve on South Lake Union. Come join us Saturday October 31st for spirits (tequila!) and tacos before you go haunting!  We’ll be serving all of your pre-party desires.
If you are decked out your Halloween Garb you’ll get 1 dollar off margaritas, draft beers, and Happy Hour Food specials all day long…. and there’s candy!

 

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween

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They are two separate but both equally awesome holidays!

Día de MuertosScholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back 2,500 to 3,000 years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl
The Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey.  The atmosphere is rather that of a picnic or celebration than mourning. Mexicans embrace death and celebrate the deceased for the time they lived.

240px-Catrinas_2Traditions connected with Day of the Dead include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

Halloween  is linked to the Celtic festival Samhain.  The “door” to the Other-world was believed to be opened so that the souls of the dead could enter this world.  It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.

Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  Many of our Halloween traditions have roots in these regions including dressing in costume, carving Jack-o’-lanterns to frighten away evil spirits, trick or treating and playing pranks.

Halloween and Day of the Dead are both influenced by Christian All Saints’ Day, which honors saints and the recently departed.  This holiday was created by the Roman Catholic Church to replace the Celtic festival of Samhain and eradicate those pesky pagan traditions.