Soft Pants Forever

Never Have I Ever: Underdressed for a Night Out

Why do Seattleites dress so casually, even for nights out? Our style editor discovers the reason behind the Seattle stereotype.

09/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

White Center's Nightlife Is Quietly Growing

Gay bars, roller rink rock shows—the southerly suburb is suddenly a good place to go out.

03/08/2021 By Stefan Milne


Takeout Cocktails Were Cool—Now Let’s Commit to Relaxed Drinking Laws

God help us if this boozy slushie melts on the way home.

10/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler


The Chambong Makes Drinking Fun Again

Seattle can get pretty academic about alcohol. This champagne glass reminds us to party.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Pride In Our Past

Seattle’s Gay Bar Scene Is Changing—and That’s a Good Thing

We've come a long way. But there's still more work to do.

06/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Home For Orphans

How One Seattle Pirate Radio Station Is Making the Local Scene Think Globally

The DJing couple behind Orphan Radio wanted to bring Seattle music up to speed—and the city is taking notice.

08/31/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 2–5

An essayist gets lyrical about desire and NASA, Bollywood takes on America, and ghosts can dance.

07/02/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis


Nightlife Leaders: Don't Restrict Ridesharing Services

In a guest op/ed in advance of a possible city council vote this week, two nightlife advocates argue against new restrictions on ridesharing services.

02/11/2014 By Jessica Summa-Kusiak and Pete Hanning

Booze On Tap

Starting Tonight, the Baltic Room Puts Shots on Draft

The lineup includes Jameson, Hornitos, my old friend Fireball, and my arch nemesis, whipped cream vodka.

08/08/2013 By Cassie Sawyer


City Nightlife "Watch List" Includes More Than a Dozen Bars

Is your favorite bar or club on the city's watch list?

01/12/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Morning Fizz

Speaking of Booze News

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

08/30/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Is the Conflict of Interest Going to Go Away?

Caffeinated News & Gossip.

08/18/2011 By Morning Fizz


Afternoon Jolt: Sidewalk Cafes

The day's winners and losers.

08/16/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


McGinn Officially Proposes "Liquor Sticker"

Mayor Mike McGinn announces that the city will start allowing people to park in metered spaces overnight---the so-called "liquor sticker."

04/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Arts & Culture

The Policy Staffer is the DJ

Really, what's ultimately sustainable about cities is the art they produce.

03/30/2011 By Josh Feit

Arts & Culture

PubliCalendar Says: Go See Michael Showalter at the Triple Door

He takes pop culture references and riddles them with ludicrous asides until his mangled train of thought has boxcar children living in it.

03/08/2011 By Josh Feit

Last Night

Last Night: Gin, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Wine, and Secret Ingredients

Ring in the new year with a PubliCola!

12/31/2010 By Josh Feit

Last Night

Last Night: Vito's

Editor's note: Chris Kissel's Last Night about Vito's was originally published in early November, but I was at Vito's yesterday after work, and feel compelled to repost Kissel's shout out. The place is so doused in nostalgia that you can pretend it's Wei

12/02/2010 By Chris Kissel

Arts & Culture

PubliCola Arts Fest: Ginsberg at NWFF

Tonight, Northwest Film Forum is screening Howl, an account of the 1957 obscenity trial over Allen Ginsberg's atomic poem.

10/29/2010 By Josh Feit