(NW) Excused Ideas for Going Bump in the Night

Pacific Northwest – Normally I wouldn’t condone the act of associating a pagan holiday (ref, druids) with drinking great beer but then again Halloween is on Saturday. Throughout the region there are breweries, bars, and events all centered around dressing up and pretending to be something you aren’t. Listed below are a few options should you need a release after filling sheets with candy for those little minors.

Additionally, I have placed an article from Seattle Metropolitan Magazine that might offer some guidance if none of the below apply.

Seattle Met’s Halloween Pub Crawl [article]

Portland, OR

  • Saraveza – 1004 N Killingsworth Street 97217 (503) 206-4252
  • Hop & Vine - 1914 N Killingsworth Street 97217 (503) 954-3322
  • Atomic Pizza - 2150 N Killingsworth Street 97217 (503) 285-5490
    image “Too old for Candy? Enjoy beer, wine, booze or grub while doin’ the Killingsworth Crawl this All Hallows’ Eve (costumes encouraged)! Partake at several local North Killingsworth establishments & benefit Ethos Music Center. Acquire “Drink or Treat” tokens at Atomic Pizza , Saraveza or Hop & Vine now! $30 buys you 10 tokens” –source, Saraveza
  • Henry’s Tavern presents “12th Annual Halloween Trick or Beats” - 10 NW 12th Avenue 97209-4102 (503) 227-5320
    starts at 8:00 PM PST
    image courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing's MySpace pageSponsored by Ninkasi Brewing the event promises costume judging for prizes, happy hour priced drinks, and music by DJs Andrew Mataus and Dave Dlux. Tickets are listed at $10 during pre-sale and  $15 at the door.

Seattle, WA

  • Beveridge Place Pub - 6413 California Ave SW 98136 (206)932-9906
    6:00 PM PST to Close
    For those that believe Halloween is really an adult "holiday": Wear a costume.  Have your dog wear a costume.  Enjoy liquid treats.  Win prizes (including cool glassware and BPP T-shirts)!
    It's Wine Saturday! Plus, we'll offer other rotating beverage specials throughout the night!” –source, Beveridge Place Pub
  • Opal Bistro’s ‘Last Day Open
    4:00 PM PST to Close
    The Opal Bistro which won local acclaim in such publications as the Seattle Times and the Seattle Metroplitan Magazine is closing its doors for good and they couldn’t have picked a better day. Swing and grab a nosh before heading out and be one of the few people in the country that can recall their Opal Bistro experience.

  • Jason’s 18-foot Reaper – 3rd Avenue N.W. & N.W. 76th Street.
    All Day
    image courtesy of Jason's Reaper blogPop over to 3rd Avenue NorthWest to check out what has been an annual tradition for Jason. Over the years this stature has evolved from an image in a catalog (six foot model) to the eighteen foot terror that is today.

  • Skylark Cafe and Club Halloween Battle for the Golden Cowbell - 3803 Delridge Way S.W. 98106 (206) 935-2111
    Starts at 8:00 PM PST
    source, Skylark Cafe “It’s the third annual Halloween battle with ten bands performing as another band for just one evening. Each band plays a three-song set to showcase their skills as their chosen band. The winners will be awarded the coveted Golden Cowbell™ and bragging rights until next year. This event is free, 21+, and has always been Skylark’s biggest night of the whole year. Costumes! Props! Band rivalries! This year’s lineup features:
    8:00 pm THE VELVETEEN LOTHARIOS as Frank Sinatra
    8:20 pm LEVATOR as Dr. Teeth & The Muppet Mayhem Band
    8:40 pm JULIA MASSEY as The Little Mermaid
    9:00 pm RADIOLAKE as The White Stripes
    9:20 pm HIGH DIVIDE as Black Sabbath
    9:40 pm THE MANGLES as The Bangles
    10:00 pm HELEN CHANCE as David Bowie
    10:20 pm THE RIFFBROKERS as X
    10:40 pm M.BISON as The Band
    Matt Brown from Nadamucho.com, Jessie SK, Skylark’s booker, and Starr Harris (of The Camellias and The Snakebites) will judge the bands on originality, talent, and style. Prizes will be awarded around midnight.” – source, West Seattle Blog

Redmond, WA

  • Black Raven - 14679 NE 95th Street 98052image
    12:00 PM PST to Close
    ”Please join us Saturday, October 31st for the release party for Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale. The fun goes all day long (Noon - 10:00PM) and costumes are strongly encouraged.”
    The event includes the special release of their barrel-aged Second Sight Strong Scotch (which will be released on draft followed by an oak barrel tapping at 6:00 PM PST with the sounds of real bagpipes played in the background). Look for free food and drink including brats’ and sauerkraut.

Woodinville, WA

  • Redhook Ales’ “Forecaster’s Pub” Haunted Brewery - 14300 NE 145th Street 98072
    image courtesy of Redhook's Facebook page*technically the 30th. Starts at 8:30 PM PST to 1:00 AM PST
    Celebrate Halloween eve with the Haunted Brewery Bash. Featuring "Handful of Luvin'" and a Live DJ there will be $3.50 pint specials and 2 floors of entertainment throughout the haunted brewery all night. Come in your best costume for a chance to win a $1 keg, Redhook Snowboard, Hockey Tickets and Redhook Gift Cards. Tickets are $10 per person. Advanced tickets availabe to purchase at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/86644 “ –source, Redhook’s Facebook page.

Bellingham, WA

  • Boundary Bay Halloween at the Brewery - 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA‎ - (360) 647-5593‎
    Starts at 2:00 PM PST

    “From 2-5pm, on Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31st) you can bring the little ones into downtown Bellingham where you can trick or treat at various downtown businesses…including Boundary Bay Brewery.  You can get maps of participating businesses throughout the Central Business District or by contacting the Downtown Bellingham Partnership.
    And last, but certainly not least, you can join us for one heck of a party on Halloween night!  Sugar Sugar Sugar, Lozen, Dog Shredder and the Pasties are going to be rockin’ the brewery and costumes are most definitely encouraged! The show starts at 10pm and it’ll cost you just $6 to get in.  But beware, our brewery is popular on night like this, so you might want to come early and have a couple pints while you wait for the show to start!
    But, best of all, our kitchen has whipped up an incredible array of spooktacular desserts that are available all week (starting today!).

    image Cauldron of Bones: a ghoulishly delicious chocolate cauldron filled with a ghostly white chocolate mousse covered by a bloody strawberry goo and topped with skeletal remains. $5
    Caramel Apple Float: a caramel rimmed pint glass filled with sparkling apple cider with a float of house-made caramel ice cream…like a liquid caramel apple!  $5  p.s. (adults can enjoy this sweet treat with just a little more bite – try it with a spire hard cider. add $3)
    image Monster Mousse: don’t be afraid if you find your dessert looking back at you since this devilishly decadent chocolate mousse has eyes plucked from the sweetest monsters we could find. $6

    Butternut Squash Créme Brulee: an award winning dessert created right here in Boundary’s kitchen!  The sweetness of butternut squash marries with the classic creme brulee to make a special Harvest time dessert that won the People’s Choice Award (for dessert!) in the Bellingham Farmers Market Squash Smackdown.  $6  (click here for the recipe!)” –source, Boundary Bay’s ‘blog’


Boise, ID

  • Boise Zombie Walk 2009 - Boise Center on the Grove 83702
    image courtesy of markosaari's Flickr Pool Starting at 7:00 PM PST.
    “A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban center, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space (a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl).”

If I missed anything please feel free to comment below and I will get them listed on here.


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