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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…

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…

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"We are most alive when we are in love." Thanks, John Updike. By that logic, February should be a hell of a lively month. It's the month of love, and that month that has the holiday dedicated to all things love: Valentine's Day. Don't get us wrong: Valentine's Day is mostly about who you're with. But it's also where you're…

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You one of them bluenose types? We don't want you around here then. "Pardon me... Bluenose?" Yeah, a bluenose! A prude, a puritan, a wet blanket. Someone who don't know how to kick back and have some fun! 1920s slang seems like another language nowadays. Giggle water? Why not just call it booze? Riding the struggle buggy? No, you're not…

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It's true: for many reasons, 2016 was a real downer. Bowie, Ali, Wilder, Palmer, Rickman, Glenn. The list goes on. Indeed, 2016 had plenty of reasons to make you orange in the face. But it wasn't all bad. World crime is on a steep decline. Tiger numbers are rising. Death by heart disease decreased by 70% in America. Oh, and…

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Ever wish you could sip champagne while you shop? Who hasn't, right? The peppy zip of bubbly, lofty savings, and some good old fashioned retail therapy. A winning combination if we've ever heard one. This December 15 from 4-6pm, join us for our Bubbles & Bites Holiday Open House. Take 25% off all full-priced retail items in the store, enjoy…

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