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!!!!

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….]