A Ballard bar I love called the Copper Gate is offering its magical happy hour menu from 5pm to closing on January 31. A cover will not be charged and you get free champagne at midnight. Live music (“featuring the Suffering Fuckheads”) begins at 9pm.
Book a table at the Saint on Capitol Hill and for $20.11 someone will bring you an appetizer, entree, and one of the house Hermano margaritas. Sister bar Havana always has a big NYE blowout too, buy tickets here.
I should also alert you to a set of sparkling wine events at a wine bar near Pike Place Market. On Thursday, December 30th from 5-7pm, 106 Pine is pouring Northwest sparklers: Cave B’s 2008 Blanc de Blanc, Arglye’s 2006 Sparkling Brut (2006), Domaine Ste Michelle’s 2004 Luxe, and Pacific Rim’s White Flowers (NV). That last one is an excellent choice if you’re serving oysters, by the way. On Friday, December 31, the wine bar will be serving champagne for $5 a glass all day, there are also discounts on meat and cheese boards.
Finally, if you’re looking to stock up on champers, head to 12th and Olive on Capitol Hill, it’s offering Jacques Chaput d’Arrentieres Brut Tradition for $29 a bottle, $26 by the case. That’s a pretty good deal on a solid little bottle of champagne, my revelers.