Boats Afloat on SLU!

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We will be open and serving food and drinks 11am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am to 12am Friday & Saturday.

The 38th annual Seattle Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union will have hundreds of new and used boats on display. Ski boats, wake, pontoon, trawlers, sail, cruisers and mega yachts. Plus all the latest in gadgets, services and gear.

For more information on Boats Afloat visit


Cinco De Drinko 2016!

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!

El Chupacabra Anniversaries

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

New Late Night Hours at Greenwood

Hungry and in Greenwood late?

Good news!

We will be serving our full menu until 11 pm Sunday through Thursday

& Midnight on Friday & Saturday!

Halloween & Day of the Dead Festival

It’s that time of year again Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween– Two of El Chupacabras favorite celebrations!!!

Come join us at our all of our locations for events!


Phinney Ridge:

Saturday October 31st, noon to 3 pm– dress up the kids and bring them trick or treating for the Hunger Goblin trick or treat on Phinney Ridge! We’ll be handing out candy to the kids and slinging tequila to those kids over 21.

Sunday November 1– at the Phinney Center across the street there is a Day of the Dead Procession at 4 pm, it’s free!  It will be lead by Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers with activities to follow at the Phinney Center.

Alki Beach:

It’s a Halloween Bash at the Chupacbara!!!  We are hosting a super amazing party Saturday October 31st —  Join us if you dare!

We have vinyl stylings of DJ Fred Eddison starting at 10 pm so get ready to shake those booties into the witching hour!

Come outfitted in your best (or worst) Hallows Eve attire and get happy hour all night past 6!

South Lake Union:

All Hallows Eve on South Lake Union. Come join us Saturday October 31st for spirits (tequila!) and tacos before you go haunting!  We’ll be serving all of your pre-party desires.
If you are decked out your Halloween Garb you’ll get 1 dollar off margaritas, draft beers, and Happy Hour Food specials all day long…. and there’s candy!


Day of the Dead vs. Halloween


They are two separate but both equally awesome holidays!

Día de MuertosScholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back 2,500 to 3,000 years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl
The Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey.  The atmosphere is rather that of a picnic or celebration than mourning. Mexicans embrace death and celebrate the deceased for the time they lived.

240px-Catrinas_2Traditions connected with Day of the Dead include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

Halloween  is linked to the Celtic festival Samhain.  The “door” to the Other-world was believed to be opened so that the souls of the dead could enter this world.  It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.

Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  Many of our Halloween traditions have roots in these regions including dressing in costume, carving Jack-o’-lanterns to frighten away evil spirits, trick or treating and playing pranks.

Halloween and Day of the Dead are both influenced by Christian All Saints’ Day, which honors saints and the recently departed.  This holiday was created by the Roman Catholic Church to replace the Celtic festival of Samhain and eradicate those pesky pagan traditions.

Watch the Seahawks Games at Alki and SLU

We will be showing all of the Seahawks games at our Alki Beach and South Lake Union locations!   Visit us during the game for great food and drinks.


You can find the Seahawks schedule here.


Boats Afloat on SLU September 16th – 20th 2015

Come join us for “the West Coast’s Largest Floating Show” happening right outside our South Lake Unions window!

“Seattle’s 37th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday, September 16 and continues through Sunday, September 20. This exciting show brings you all the best of boating in one place. Tour new and used boats in every size and price, as well as boating equipment of all kinds.”

El Chupacabra South Lake Union is open!


(206) 739-5996
901 Fairview Ave N c100, Seattle WA 98109

Come have a margarita and watch the boats and sea planes from our patio.We are working on our signs, for now you can find us by locating Chandlers Cove, we are right on the water next to Dukes and Chandlers Crabhouse. We are having a grand opening party on July 30th, happy hour all day long!



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Celebrating 10 Years

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since our doors first opened in Greenwood? Since then we’ve had good times, terrific customers and amazing employees. Almost 4 years ago we expanded to Alki Beach and became part of that great community as well.

On our anniversary we will be offering happy hour all day long (and some Speedy Gonzales shots here and there!) Here’s to another decade of El Chupacabara!


Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, is always a crazy time at the Chupa, Drink specials all day, free t-shirts, and our kick ass margaritas and burritos is a the best way to celebrate cinco.