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The final chapter in our Smells Like Seattle Spirits speaker series has arrived. Join us on May 6 for the crazy conclusion to the story of Roy Olmstead, Seattle's original rumrunning king. Monday, May 6 The Hard Fall: The Feds Fight Back  Olmstead’s good guy anti-hero popularity peaks, with his remarkable popularity driven by better whiskey, lower prices, and an…

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Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history, Roy Olmstead. Smith Tower and The Good Bootlegger’s Guild present an engaging speaker series in three parts, combining history, mythology, rum, and good old-fashioned storytelling. Exclusive Specialty Cocktail In honor of our roots, we'll…

"Ain't no party like a Gatsby party," as they say. That's why we're throwing our first annual New Year's Gatsbyfest at Smith Tower on December 31. It'll be a swingin' shindig that'll do old Jay proud. Gatsby parties were extravagant, and naturally so. After all, the Roaring '20s were a period of palpable national optimism. Having just made it through…

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Whew! What a Halloween. Our 2nd annual Zom-Bees Knees Bash was... well... the bee's knees. It was a big success, and we've got the photos to prove it. But now Halloween is over and done, and you know what that means: It's oh-ficially the start of the holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year and all that jazz.…

Partying? In October? Why yes, dear reader. Summer doesn't get to hog all the fun. Just because the sun decides to go on hiatus doesn't mean the good times should stop rolling. So swing by 2nd & Yesler to sample our delectable October cocktail specials, and then join us for a spooky Halloween bash to get the holiday season started…

It's that time of year again, friends. Seafair is upon us once again! And while clouds and cold may be in the forecast, we'll take it over last year's wildfire smog. Let's dust off the history books for a moment. Seafair originally began as a centennial celebration. Back then, Seattle had no major sports teams, and it didn't even have…

Summer is right around the corner. Can you feel it? We can't, and we hope you can't either... We're taking about raindrops, of course. It's that special time in Seattle when you don't have to worry about forgetting your coat, and you can continue to forget the umbrella (you're a Seattleite, you don't use no stinkin' umbrella). Naturally, now that…

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Swing on up to the Smith Tower Observatory and bar where Hot Rhythm Club presents a series of Monday night jazz concerts for your listening and imbibing pleasure, featuring a variety of jazz styles and influences through the decades. The series showcases some of Seattle's best Jazz musicians with bands led by Marina Albero, Greg Ruby, Jacob Zimmerman, and finishing…

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Everybody looks forward to Friday and Saturday. As far as days go, they get all the fun. Maybe Wednesday gets a little bit of love with the whole "hump day" schtick every now then. Tuesday? Big whoop. Or is it a big whoop after all? We've decided to give Tuesday through Friday a little boost. A little more "happy," if…

(Photo via Sister Kate Dance Company) The holidays have, once again, come and gone. But the good news is that there's always the next holiday to look forward to. Right around this time of year, it's Valentine's Day. The holiday where we can all take some time to heat up our dreary winters with a little romance. The flowers, the…