We’ll be closed this coming Saturday, March 1st for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday night consider checking out our sister restaurant and bar Pintxo. They’ll be open from 5pm to 11pm and serving up delicious beers, wines, cocktails and a variety of tapas.
Feeling wintery? Try a scratch Kracken Egg Nog (Kracken spiced rum, cream, sugar, whole egg) or a Snow Plow (Cruzan spiced rum, Kahlua, cream, Cruzan Black Strap rum). Want to spite the weather and have a summery drink instead? Let us fix you up a traditional Pisco Sour with Pisco (dry Peruvian brandy), fresh lime, sugar, and an egg white, finished with some Angostura bitters. Refreshing!
We have expanded our whisk(e)y selection. Come enjoy a healthy pour of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, Bernheim Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, or Black Maple Hill Bourbon. Check out our “Whiskey Window” for lots more choices!
This is the year that the world is ending. Thank goodness Elysian brewery is celebrating (or lamenting) properly.
If the Mayans predicted things right, Dec 21 of 2012 will be the last day of, well, ever. Every Month until then, Elysian will release a new beer on the 21st of every month. The Upstairs will be featuring each beer, each month.
We recommend sharing a bottle with a friend or stranger. These brews are strong and with serious purpose.
Curently we are pouring, Rapture (floral and hoppy). Next month, Starting on the 21st, Fallout ( a pale ale made with green cardamom).
Here at the Upstairs, we like beer – a lot. We do our best to keep our beer list current, interesting, high octane, and without pretense. We are super excited to have the Beer’s of the Apocalypse in our cooler.
Our Bartender, Michael, loves the Toronto Cocktail.
We all know you can’t get through a Thursday night in Belltown without hearing someone (or some group) order a round of Fernet shots. The herbal degestif is not for the faint of heart. But, combined with Canadian Whiskey or our House Rye and a few good times (to be had at The Upstairs), it’s quite delicious.
Toronto (from Imbibe Magazine)
First created to highlight the more mellow tones of Canadian whiskey, this Fernet Branca-flecked classic (1948) becomes decidedly more assertive when mixed with American rye.
2 oz. rye or Canadian whiskey
1/4 oz. Fernet Branca
1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: coupe or cocktail
Garnish: strip of orange peel
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled glass. Twist orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.
Pop into The Upstairs Wednesday, Thrusday, and Saturday. Michael will be here shaking this classic until we close.
Here at The Upstairs, we try not to take anything too seriously. We love booze. We think gin is good and whiskey is a necessity. We love beer.
But the one thing we thought we might be good at taking seriously, is wine. We’ve spent a lot of time developing our Spanish Wine list for Pintxo. We’ve had a hankering for something beyond the borders of our favorite European Country. And now that we have the Upstairs we’re excited to learn more about French and West Coast Wines.
We’re lucky to have good guidance and great teachers. Our favorite among them, Jesse from Vinum Wine Importers and Distributors. He never leads us astray!
2008 Chateu La Fleur Haute Serre Cahors, $8.00
2010 Masion Bleue ‘Au Contraire Chardonnay, $11.00
Pop in soon to taste some of our selections. We do our best to keep our favorite wines around and rotate “must-taste” selections often.
The show is FREE.
We will have our nightly happy hour. Andy will be behind the bar working out speciality cocktails and good times will be had all around.
Follow us on Twitter (@TheUpstairsSEA) for daily cocktail specials and updates on live music!
AOPC* and The Upstairs are hosting an elegant, affordable v-day dinner next Tuesday Feb. 14. 2012.
6:30 or 8:30 seating (bar opens at 5p.m., come early and have a cocktail)
price: $65.00, includes four courses and wine. credit card to reserve (no charge until night of); 48 hour cancellation policy.
one: chioggia beet. walnut. bacon. green apple. endive.
two: homemade tagliarini. cauliflower. truffle butter. parmigiano reggiano.
three: duck confit. braised red cabbage. mustard sauce.
four: chocolate caramel mousse. cocoa nib. sea salt. shortbread.
call 206-441-4013 (leave name and #, we’ll call back to confirm) or email email@example.com
Kepi will be playing an intimate acoustic show at The Upstairs, on Feb. 06 at 8 pm.
I don’t know what to say other than, “you’d be a fool to miss this show”. Oh yeah, it’s FREE!!!!
From his press release:
This will be an art extravaganza, Kepi will be selling T-Shirts, paintings, kisses, puppies, whatever your heart desires!
I BLEED ROCK N ROLL is Kepi’s finest release since, well, dare I say it, ever!?!? Rolling Stone magazine (Italian edition) gave it 4 stars (See review attached, if you can read italian)!
If you loved Fun In The Dark era Ghoulies, this album will be sure to please!
As KEPI says, “I’m a rock-n-roll love machine and I ain’t got an off switch!”