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!!!!

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….