Negroni Season!

The Negroni cocktail is the perfect companion for this lovely spring weather we’ve been enjoying recently. Try a Classic Negroni (New Amsterdam Gin, Campari, Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth) or one of our featured variations: Viále (Bulleit Bourbon, Gran Classico, Punt e Mes); Negrinha (Novo Fogo Aged Cachaça, Campari, Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth, orange bitters); Old Pal (Old Overholt Rye, Campari, Dolin Dry Vermouth). The possibilities are endless! Just ask your bartender. Salute!

Triple Divide Spirits Comes to Seattle!

Die-Cut Label with dieline front - approved.epsWe’re happy to announce that Montana based Triple Divide      Spirits is coming to Seattle for the American Distilling Institute’s Annual Conference and Expo, and we have the honor of featuring their vodka during the Belltown ADI pub crawl April 2nd!

Belltown area bars will each be featuring different distilling companies from around Seattle, and the country.  Stop by The Upstairs to support us as we feature Triple Divide Spirits and their incredible vodka.

We’ll be offering up Triple Divide vodka martinis and cocktails all night, as well as super fun Triple Divide swag like flasks and t-shirts.  Who knows, this might be your new favorite vodka?

The pub crawl madness will be going on from 5:30pm until close.  Stop by anytime!  If you’re into distilling your own spirits, be sure to chat with the Triple Divide people, they’ll be here to share their knowledge or just chat with you over a drink.

Turntable Sundae is Coming Up!



Join The Upstairs and our favorite Belltown DJ, Filthy Rich, as we unleash a new edition of Turntable Sundae March 30th!

We’re super excited to announce that Filthy Rich has set up a very special new edition of Turntable Sundae featuring Singles Going Steady DJ Byron!  We’ll also have beloved Turntable Sundae regular DJ Kicks, and two awesome Belltown locals: DJ Levi and DJ Boo Berry!

This is a really cool regular event we hold that occurs on every last Sunday of the month.  Check it out this March 30th, and if you like it, join us every last Sunday of the month for more fun, new DJs, and more than a few surprises!


No Cover!  

Drink specials and happy hour food until 8pm.

This is a 21+ event, be sure to bring valid ID so we don’t have to turn you away!

The Upstairs Will Be Closed Saturday March 1st

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.

Winter Cocktails

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!

New Whiskies

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!

Beer of the Apocalypse

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.


Michael’s Drink of the Moment

The Toronto, featured at The Upstairs

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)
Cracked ice
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.