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!!!!

Patio is finished at Greenwood!

Come check out our brand new patio at Greenwood,

We are still waiting on the heaters and awing but look how pretty! When we get some Seattle spring sunshine, you can come have food and drinks outside…


Greenwood & SLU patios opening soon….

Getting closer….

We are almost done with our Greenwood patio! The opening should be *fingers crossed* at the end of this week.

The outside patio at South Lake Union will be back up the first weekend in April! Till then come enjoy the sun room doors that open all the way up to the lake on nice days. Cheers!

We’re 13 years old & a grand opening for Alki!!!

March 16th is the lucky number 13 birthday for our flagship Greenwood location and the 7 year aniversry on Alki Beach!!!!! Thank you to all of our great customers, and fantasic employees past and present! We love you!!!!

Also its the Grand Opening for the upstairs at Alki Chupacabra! We will be open at 4pm this Friday and Saturday. Come join us and check out the new digs….]

Spring hiring 2018! Servers and Bussers!

Looking for Seasonal Front Of House Staff to work high volume shifts at El Chupacabra at our 3 locations in Seattle. Positions will start spring 2018 and run until fall 2018, with the option of being permanent staff after the season is over.

If you are looking for part time or summer shifts this is great opportunity! The Chupacabra is a fun place to work! The music is loud, the food is great, and our staff and neighborhood regulars are awesome too.


Email us your resume and let us know:

  • What position(s) are you applying? (IE busser, server, bartender)
  • What location do you want to work at? 
  • What is your availability?
  • Have you been to any of our locations?
  • In one sentence, what makes you a great candidate for our staff?

You can also bring resumes in person during business hours and leave them with the bartender. We will email or call you back to set up an interview.

We are hiring at all three locations!

  • Greenwood: 6711 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle Wa 98103
  • South Lake Union: 901 Fairview ave N, Seattle Wa 98109
  • Alki Beach: 2620 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116



A server’s primary responsibility is to provide a good customer service and dining experience. This includes learning our food and drink menus, answering customer questions, taking orders and delivering items in a timely manner. Other duties include seating people from the wait list, refilling waters, checking back with guests during their visit, bussing tables as needed, assisting co-workers as needed, setting up and taking down service areas, performing all side work each day, and managing your credit card transactions and cash for each shift. Pay is $11.50 per hour plus tips and shift meal.


  • Previous serving experience.
  • You must be reliable to show up to all shifts on time (If you live nearby that is a big plus, but not a requirement).
  • Candidates should have good people skills, a positive work attitude, and be able to consistently provide a positive customer experience.
  • You should also be able to follow instructions, multi-task, problem solve, and keep your cool in a fast-paced environment with a smile.
  • Applicants must be physically able to work an 6-8 hour day on your feet.
  • Keep in mind it gets very busy!
  • You will also need Washington State Liquor and Food Worker cards. You may bring it after you are hired, we can provide the website info if you need to obtain one.



Host/Busser duties include being in charge of our wait list and seating people, assisting servers to clear tables of used plates and cups, cleaning and resetting tables, providing water to customers, getting ice from the machine, and lending a hand where needed. Pay is $14.00 per hour plus tips and a shift meal.


  • If you are a motivated and fast learner, no experience needed.
  • You must be reliable to show up to all shifts on time (If you live nearby that is a big plus, but not a requirement).
  • Having good people skills and a positive work attitude is essential.
  • Be able to follow instructions and multi-task, keep your cool in a fast-paced environment with a smile.
  • Applicants must be physically able to work an 6-8 hour shift on your feet and lift 30 pounds.
  • Keep in mind it gets very busy!
  • You will also need a Washington State Food Worker card. You may bring it after you are hired, we can provide the website info if you need to obtain one.

Big projects underway!

As you may have noticed, we are working on both our Alki Beach and Greenwood locations!

At Alki we are expanding to the upstairs space and will have a second floor!  The opening date is TBA, check our facebook and website for more information.

Also we will be able to hold events or large parties in upstairs area at Alki check out this page for more information….

At Greenwood you  may notice that our lovely patio has been dismantled, don’t worry we are building you all a beautiful new one! It will be an amazing spot to enjoy margaritas so stay tuned for our opening patio party announcements….

SLU Boats Afloat winter 2018!

It’s the Seattle Boat Show – South Lake Union starting today (Friday, Jan 26th) and going until Saturday, Feb 3! Come join us for lunch and view of some really beautiful boats!

*No admission to get into the restaurant, we are located right next to the main Boats Afloat entrance. We will be open at 11am everyday! 

NYE Years plans?

Join us at our South Lake Union and Alki locations this New Years Eve for a view of the fireworks!

Alki Chupacabra we will be featuring  DJ Marc Muller of the Emerald City Soul Club. He will be spinning R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and Reggae to ring in 2018. There is an unobstructed view of the fireworks across the sound! Check out the Facebook event here!

From the South Lake Union Chupacabra you will have an amazing view of the Space Needle from the shore of South Lake Union! We aren’t taking reservations, so tables are first come first serve. Get there early to make sure you get a good spot! We have standing room in the bar and on our front patio of the tables are full.  Check out the facebook event here!


Holiday Calendar 2017:

Just a heads up! We like to treat our staff with days off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are the dates we will be closed or open for this years holidays.

  • Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday Nov 23rd. ***All Locations
  • Closed Dec 19, Tuesday for Chupacabra XMas Party. ***All Locations
  • Closed on Sunday Dec 24, Monday Dec 25 ***All Locations
  • New Year’s eve we will be open. ***All Locations
  • New Year’s Day is a Monday, we will open and serving a special brunch at Alki and Greenwood locations. *Closed at SLU on New Year’s Day.

2017 Chupacabra Alki Halloween Bash!

It’s Halloween time at Chupacabra. That means it’s our favorite time of year!

Join us at Chupacabra Alki on Tuesday October 31st for live music on the patio from 9-10 pm & DJ Fred Edison from 10-2 am. Come dressed in your most ghoulish attire, we will be brewing up drink specials all evening. 

21+ after 10pm, no cover!

Parents, bring your little monsters in from 4-6 for happy hour on Halloween. We’ll give them candy and give you drink specials.

Be sure to let everyone know you are going at our Facebook event page