Get Out & Boat Fest on SLU!

This event is happening right out front of El Chupacabra South Lake Union

Saturday June 24, 11 am to 3 pm, is the Get Out & Boat Fest
901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109

Want to venture into the world of boating but don’t know where to start? Already own a boat and want to hone your on-the-water skills? Simply looking for a lively way to spend your Saturday afternoon? Then come on out Saturday, June 24th to the Get Out & Boat Fest on South Lake Union!

At the Get Out & Boat Fest:

Enjoy FREE 45-minute power and sailboat rides around Lake Union and experience the thrill of gliding across the water.

Learn new skills at docking, anchoring, technology, rigging and knot-tying clinics with the guidance of industry professionals.

Attend boating seminars offered by marine experts that will cover topics such as how to buy a boat and cruising and fishing in the San Juan Islands.

Stroll the docks and visit booths to learn what it takes to get into boating, from how to finance and insure a boat to alternative means of getting on the water such as chartering and boat share programs. Also visit the WA State Boating Program and pick up tips to enjoy the water safely.

This entirely FREE family-friendly event is great for the kids, who can join the Center for Wooden Boats for toy boat building while listening to live music and enjoying treats from local food carts.

So what are you waiting for? Seas the Day – Get Out & Boat!

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May Art Walk The BIG One! Greenwood

It’s the neighborhood’s annual art party. A wide variety of visual art, live music, food and drink specials at 80+ businesses from 59th to 90th.

Highlights this year include the first annual Seattle Recycled Arts Festival hosted by Urban Light Studio and the NW Fine Arts Competition at the Phinney Center Gallery.

Friday, May 12, from 6 – 9 pm and Saturday, May 13, from noon – 5 pm.

Details and maps will be available online at

We are featuring artist Nathan Hoffman

Read more about his scrap metal recycled art here, photos to come!


It’s Cinco De Drinko weekend!

Come into any of our three locations for rotating drink specials and hangover cures. We have all of your Cinco De Drinko needs covered.

The Chupacabra on Evening Magazine

Shout out to El Chupacabra from KEXP’s Morning show John Richards on Evening 
See the full feature here!
“John says it’s all about menu choices and being able to go out to dinner with friends who want meat. So even though Chupacabra isn’t a vegan specific restaurant, there’s always something for him to pick.

“We come here because there are so many vegan options,” said John. “You want to get your Mexican on and you want to have margaritas. It’s not like you just hide at home and eat sticks and berries.”

“When we looked on the menu we were blown away, you know how punk rock awesome Mexican had options for us. We were just blown away,” said John.

Alki Location Expanding!

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!

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


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

Stayimg_8033 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 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!!