Imbibing Agenda

Where to Celebrate Pride

Show your pride at these booze-fueled bashes.

By Amanda Austin June 21, 2012

Photo courtesy Seattle PrideFest.

For the second time, six neighboring Capitol Hill watering holes (Tommy Gun, C.C. Attle’s, The Elite, Crescent Lounge, Bleu Bistro’s Grotto, and The Social) are banding together for an epic bar crawl. The East Olive Way Gay Parade Hill Climb starts Friday and wraps up Sunday, and there’s no cover at most. Here’s what to expect at those spots and elsewhere.

The Bottleneck Lounge
The always-festive Bottleneck kicks things off on Friday with the annual blessing of the hot dogs. This year, Kris Hermanns, executive director of Pride Foundation, is doing the honors. The blessing takes place at 10, but the grill gets going around 8. The wieners are free, and drink specials include $3.50 Leinenkugels (a beer from Wisconsin) all night.

The Cuff
From noon to 8 on Sunday, thousands of guests will take the party outside for a bash that features DJs and performers from London, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and more.

Madison Pub
The celebrating here began on Tuesday, and will continue through Sunday with $8 Absolut doubles.

Purr Cocktail Lounge
Purr promises a stacked lineup of performers throughout the weekend. Watch LA-based DJs the Perry Twins spin on Friday for a $5 cover charge. The Saturday block party starts up around noon, and a $20 cover charge grants you access to disco-happy DJ Pavone, Oren Nizri, and DJ Skiddle—consider it a warm up before his performance at PrideFest on Sunday.

Pike/Pine’s Cuban retreat is extending happy hour through 9. Beers are $2, well drinks $4, and everything else is $1 off. When night falls, all Stoli cocktails are going for $1 off the typical price.

Lobby Bar
The Friday fete is an underwear party sponsored by Absolut—don your skivvies and score some freebies. The margaritas start flowing on Saturday at 11am, with a black light party getting under way at 9 that night. Stop by Sunday for the "boozy brunch" with Lily Armani. No covers all weekend.

Tommy Gun
Swing in Saturday between 1 and 8 for Absolut Madness happy hour: $7 Absolut martinis (four kinds!) and $3.50 drafts.

Five Point Café
Per Seattle Weekly, the dive is partnering with KEXP for a soiree in Tilikum Place Park on Sunday beginning at 11am. Admission is free, but $15 gets you a plate piled with Five Point’s spit-roasted pork, baked beans, and slaw.

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