WEST SEATTLE BLOG
BIZNOTE: El Chupacabra expanding Alki space
Some weeks after Thailanding on Alki quietly closed, its signage and blue paint are gone, and a building-permit application confirms a reader tip that El Chupacabra is expanding into that upstairs space at 2620 Alki SW. We asked proprietor Aaron for details:
“We are excited to be expanding the Chupacabra into the upstairs soon. The plan is to add another full bar upstairs with additional seating for 29 inside and 15 on the upper patio. We will be using the upstairs for overflow seating for the summer months. For the winters we will be using the space for private parties and events. The current plan is to add a covered pergola and gas heating to the upper patio for outside dining on the cooler days.”
No date for completion yet – Wright says that “the permit process is taking longer than expected” which seems to be the case for just about every commercial project these days – but he’s hoping to be ready * “by early summer, June-ish.” It’s been six years now since the Alki location opened – the second El Chupacabra, after Greenwood – and Wright added a third location at South Lake Union in 2015.
*Estimated completion will be by then end of summer or start of fall 2017, fingers crossed!
It’s Greenwoods 12 year anniversary! Swing by and say hi today!
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.
It’s your chance to vote for ‘Best 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
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
Stay tuned for the schedule of events!
RAFFLE benefiting Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español (PCPE)!
As part of PNAs annual Día de los Muertos event, there will be a raffle 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.
3rd Annual Halloween party at El Chupacabra on Alki!!
It’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!!
It’s almost here!!!!
Thursday May 5th is Cinco De Mayo
Come visit us Cinco De Mayo through the weekend at all of our Locations!
We will have drink specials everyday TBA!
Our Greenwood Location turns 11 March 16th,
That means that El Chupacabra Alki will be 5 years old on April 8 2016!!!!
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
Hungry and in Greenwood late?
We will be serving our full menu until 11 pm Sunday through Thursday
& Midnight on Friday & Saturday!