News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Valentine’s Saturday

February 10th, 2015 by master

It’s almost here, the most “romantic” day of the year! And this year it is on a Saturday! Fremont’s restaurants, bars, and music venues have risen to the occasion with a wide range of decadent, delicious, and of course, romantic festivities.

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Valentine’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Agrodolce

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of two dining options at Maria Hine’s Sicilian trattoria Agrodolce in Fremont.

Along with Agrodolce’s regular brunch menu a special prixe fixe brunch menu will be offere for $25 and include several sweet and savory courses.

For dinner there is a four-course menu for $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing.

For your starter enjoy a choice of Oysters on the Half ShellPork Rillette, or Burrata Pugliese. For your next course, indulge in the Semolina MafaldeRed Wheat Spaghetti, or the Ricotta Cavatelli. Your third course options include Poached Spot PrawnGrilled Top Sirloin, or the Seared King Oyster Mushroom. For dessert choose the Theo Chocolate Budino, the Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato, or Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini.

For reservations visit or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.

A French Inspired Valentine’s Day at the Backdoor

Jason Cottam hosts Valentine’s Day 2015 at the Backdoor (behind Roxy’s) in the romantic speakeasy atmosphere. This year the Backdoor’s dinner is filled with French influence from music to food and drink. The 7 course dinner begins at 6pm and includes live music by Eric Friedrich, French inspired cocktails and costs $150 per couple, tickets and details can be found here. The Backdoor is located at 462 N 36th St, Seattle



Singles Appreciation Night at the Ballroom

It’s exactly what it sounds like! The Ballroom hosts a Saturday night dance party with a twist from 8pm to 2am for guests 21 and over. The Ballroom is located at 456 N 36th Street, Seattle.




“Turn On Your Love Light” at Nectar Lounge

This Saturday Nectar Lounge hosts “Turn On Your Love Light” a Grateful Dead Tribute featuring the Andy Coe Band with special guest Flowmotion. Tickets are $10 in advance for this 21 and over show. Doors open at 8pm and show begins at 9pm. Nectar Lounge is located at 412 N 36th St, Seattle.

Dreamboats! A Valentine’s Day Soiree and Man Auction at the High Dive

The High Dive and Isaac Vicknair present a Valentine’s Day event benefiting the North HelpLine Food Bank for guests 21 and older. Doors open at 7pm and the Dreamboats begin performing at 7pm. The event is open seating and $10 per person.

 The High Dive is proud to announce Dreamboats: A Valentine’s Day Soiree and Man Auction. This show will feature the talents of ten of Seattle’s dreamiest musicians singing short sets of acoustic love songs. Following the performance, we will auction off the musicians for a private concert or lesson. Proceeds benefit the North HelpLine Food Bank.

There will be an intimate candle lit setting, a Valentine’s Card Craft Table, Outer Space Themed Kissing Booth, Champagne Toast, and the chance to bid on an amazing musician for the night. DJ Dance Party to follow the auction. Come get kissed among the stars, with champagne in your eyes and beautiful music in your ears! Formal dress encouraged.

The High Dive is located at 513 N 36th Ave, Seattle.



St. Valentine’s Day food and drink specials at The Barrel Thief

The Barrel Thief is offering exclusive food and drink specials to celebrate this Saturday. Tasting flights for two to share, each $30, allow guests to sample red wine, bourbon, cognac, and of course, bubbles.

For dessert, we’ll have our famous Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie ($8), and a Chocolate Overload sample platter ($16). Also ask for our “St. V” cocktail to share, topped with edible gold flakes ($15). We’ll also have free red roses to take home, while supplies last. Singles are also welcome, of course, and the bar will feature “Whiskey is My Valentine” specials.

Please e-mail with questions or to reserve a table. The Barrel Thief is located at 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102, Seattle.

Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret “My Twisted Valentine” at Hale’s Palladium

Twisted Cabaret returns to Hale’s Ales through February 23rd including two performances on Valentine’s Day at 7:30pm and 10:15pm. Tickets begin at $17 for youth (not recommend for children under 8) and $25 for adults with a $60 “Date Night” package for two also available.

Sweethearts beware, Cupid is in the air! A maddening mix of cabaret, burlesque and theatre, this season’s TWISTED CABARET has a Valentine’s Day twist complete sword swallowing, pickpocket magic, a ballet performed entirely on a unicycle, and so much more. Through a series of unfortunate events, Helen Hayes nominated variety artist and actor Frank Olivier (Broadway’sSugar Babies, “The Tonight Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Ellen”) must perform the entire show and its different variety acts aided only by his hunchback assistant played by Paul Nathan (“Star Trek Voyager,” The I Hate Children Children’s Show). A wild, raucous 90-minutes of pure entertainment, TWISTED CABARET will make you laugh out loud again and again!

Doors open half hour before showtime and tickets can be found here. Dinner reservations are available at Hale’s Pub. Hale’s Palladium is located at 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle.

Playrights vs. Poets: Valentine’s Day Edition at West of Lenin

The “World’s Greatest Literary Boxing Match of the Year” will take place this Saturday at the West of Lenin theater in Fremont. Medicine Ball: Playwright v. Poets will take on “the most fearsome tropic to face mankind- Love and Sex.” The innovative literary challenge will take the stage three times this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. A variety of poets, playwrights, actors, visual artists and directors all take part.

Like a boxing match, playwrights and poets are paired off, given a
prompt to write toward, and then the acting company performs the plays
and poems produced in a series of seven rounds with the audience voting
on who wins each round – playwright or poet. At the end of the weekend,
ballots are tallied and the winning team of writers each wins a bottle
of Two-Buck-Chuck while each member of the losing team wins a can of
warm Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. So there are no losers in Medicine Ball:
Playwrights v. Poets! Everybody is a winner!

Tickets for Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets can be purchased online $20 for general admission and $10 for TPS, Military, Senior, and Students. West of Lenin theater is located at 203 N 36th Street, Seattle.


Sharing the love at Woodland Park Zoo

Take your date(s) to the Woodland Park Zoo and watch the animals indulge in Valentine’s Day treats such as heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, and heart-shaped steaks from 10:00am to 2:30pm on Saturday. Get in the spirit beforehand by sending a free Woodland Park Zoo Valentine’s e-card at The Valentine’s Day event is free with zoo admission.

The special treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

The full treat schedule is as follows:

Willawong Station 10:00-3:00
Jaguar 10:00
Lions 10:00
Tortoises 10:00
Orangutans 10:30
Golden lion tamarins 11:00
Anoa 11:15
Wolves 11:30
Grizzly bears noon
Hornbill 1:00
Goats 1:00
Kunekune pigs 1:15
Gorillas 1:20
Meerkats 1:30
Penguins 2:00
Elephants 1:30
Wallaroos/wallabies 2:30


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Nectar hosts the 2nd annual Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert

July 17th, 2014 by master

It’s a concert title you might have to read twice:

We ♥ Seattle: Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert

But the line up is pretty straight forward. Seattle band La Luz will be headlining with Jason Webley, Golden Gardens, and The Gods Themselves. It promises to be an evening of great music for a cause.

The concert will specifically benefit Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s Someone You Know Fund which “helps provide preventative reproductive health care services to uninsured and low-income individuals in our local community.”

What is also cool about this benefit concert is that 100% of the money earned will be contributed to the Someone You Know Fund! All of it!

You can purchase tickets online here for $15. Limited VIP tickets are also available for $30.

Happy Friday Folks!



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Frolic in Fremont

March 28th, 2014 by master

It’s Friday evening in Fremont and the clouds have moved aside if only for a little bit. The happy hour folks have reached elation and Fremont is preparing for another weekend. A long week and fickle weather haven’t dampened (oh dear..) anyone’s spirits. It seem’s Fremont is ready to frolic.

Fun fact: The City of Seattle likes our musicians! As part of a new pilot program 5 venues throughout the city have new “Musicians Priority” loading and unloading zones to help acts out. Fremont’s High Dive is one of the participating venues and sports a new sign as seen below. Musicians, venues, and promoters have been very positive about this move by the city and we can’t wait to see how it plays out here in Fremont.

The new priority parking for musicians in front of the High Dive

Here is a rapid rundown of the music you can find in Fremont this weekend:

Nectar Lounge

Friday 3/28 (TONIGHT) HILLSTOMP CD Release Party, Heels To The Hardwood, and Blake Noble (Americana / Blues) :: $8adv / $10dos 8PM 21+

Saturday 3/29 Weatherside Whiskey Band, Deception Past, Hallstrom, and The North Woods (Country / Americana) :: $5adv / $8dos 8PM 21+

Sunday 3/30 FRANKIE PAUL, THE MELODIANS w/ Yellow Wall Dub Squad plus The Highlife Band and DJ Kid Hops (Reggae / Dancehall) :: $10adv / $15dos 8PM 21+

For Nectar’s complete calendar and more details visit Nectar’s website

High Dive

Friday 3/28 (TONIGHT) Red Heart Alarm (EP Release), Spanish For 100 (Farewell Show), and Stereo Embers (Indie/Rock) :: $8  9:30PM

Saturday 3/29 The God Damn Devil, Cinco Gringos, 7 Year Old Blind Girl, Anticulture (Punk/Rock) :: $8 9:00PM

Sunday 3/30 Theoretics , Funky 2 Death , Half Kingdom, Sam Miller, , and Daniel Blue of Motopony. Hosted by David Michael Stedman of Staxx Bros. (A benefit for a friend) :: $8 suggested donation 7:00PM

For High Dive’s complete calendar and additional details please visit their websiteAll shows listed are 21 plus. 

The Fremont Abbey

Friday 3/28 (TONIGHT) AND Saturday 3/29 Abbey Grown: A locally sourced dance & music performance :: $10 student, $12 adv, $15 door


Have fun frolicking Fremont!

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Didn’t Catch The Dip? Now You Can!

March 13th, 2014 by master

Just recently  The Dip played at Nectar and Fremont Universe talked a little bit about them here. Now you have a chance to catch them again!


Over yonder in Ballard the Tractor Tavern will host General Mojo’s Key Project Album Release Party with The Dip and The Fradies this Thursday evening at 8PM. Tickets are $8, 21 and older only please.

Can’t make it the Tractor? Stick around Fremont for these other live music shows Thursday evening:

Marmalade at the High Dive (this and every Thursday) $6 cover, 9PM

JERU THE DAMAJA w/ Zoolay, Kung Foo Grip, Nu Era, Porter Ray, and Romero Franceswa at Nectar
$10 advanced, 8PM

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Art, Soccer, and Drinks: A Weekend in Fremont

March 7th, 2014 by master

Do yourself a favor and hangout in Fremont this weekend! There is more than enough to do and yes, it probably will rain but that can bring out the best in our neighborhood, or at least the most dedicated Fremonsters.


Happy Hour. If possible one should always attend Happy Hour on a Friday. You made it through the week, you deserve it! And if you don’t have a traditional work week someone else you know does so you should celebrate Friday with them. Fremont Universe is currently doing some extensive Happy Hour research, stay tuned for what we find! Let us know what your favorite Fremont happy hour is a


It’s that time of the month again! The First Friday Night Art Walk  will be taking place from 6-9pm this evening at more than 9 different venues through out Fremont ranging from the Gallery at the West of Lenin all the way east to Odin’s Asgard Tavern on Northlake Way.

In celebration of Wine Month The Barrel Thief will be hosting a tasting of Cedergreen Wine Cellars from 5-7PM “Bthief” will be hosting tastings with several different wineries on each Friday of March so if you can’t make it this week fear not, you will get to drink wine soon!

If you get done with work late or want to continue on the merriment after the Art Walk both Nectar and High Dive have live music tonight:

Nectar & The PBJ Present
TIP TO BASE and Buzz Brump
$7adv / $10dos. 8pm doors. 21+

High Dive Presents
The Good Luck Number (EP Release) w/ Otis Heat and Jones & Fischer
$8 charge. 9:30pm show. 21+

Would you rather let loose with laughter than live music? Hanging out with someone under-21? Then check out Comedy Sportz! Fremont’s newest improv act just moved over from Ballard last month and perform two shows (aka matches) every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00PM. We checked them out last week and had a blast! Read more about Fremont Universe’s visit here.

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Sounders season has arrived! With the Seahawks donning Super Bowl rings and the Mariners season not set to begin until March 31st even non-soccer fans should take the chance to cheer on a Seattle team. The Sounders have a devout following deeply committed to both their team and their beer. The first MLS game of the season kicks off at noon and broadcasted on NBC Sports Network or you can try one of these fine Fremont establishments:

The Dubliner
3517 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Saturday hours: Noon- 2AM

George & Dragon Pub
206 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103S
Saturday hours: 11-2AM (Open earlier game days)

Just over in Ballard there is also: The Dray, The Market Arms,  and The Old Pequilar.

Want to sound in the know about soccer? This week’s match is against Sporting Kansas City who were the 2013 MLS Cup Champions. They won the game in a series of penalty kicks against Real Salt Lake (Sounders fan’s really don’t like Real Salt Lake). It was 20 degrees in Kansa City for the game. Oh and the Sounders have a number of new players so it is yet to be seen what kind of team they will be this season. So grab your scarf, drink a few pints and yell along with the fans.


Missed out on live music Friday? Ready for round 2? Here’s what’s playing in Fremont this Saturday:

Nectar presents:
Project Lionheart, The Hooky’s, The Approach, and The Turntable Einstein
$6 adv / $8 dos. 8pm. 21+
(Reggae / Hip Hop)

High Dive presents:
Peanuts & Flat Beer EP Release 
Petty P & The Soul Interrogator, Produktive, What Have May, DL, Jae Oh B, News Team, and Rekkez.
Hosted by 20Sicc’em with DJ Scrappy and DJ Eroc
$7 adv/$10 at the door. 9pm show. 21+
(Hip Hop)

Image from the Fremont Market's Facebook page

Image from the Fremont Market’s Facebook page

Rain or shine, year round the Fremont Sunday Market is open from 10am-5pm for you to wander through. On rainy days the crowds thin and and it seems wisest to duck into the Fremont Hypermarket which is sheltered inside a parking garage. Want to keep perusing inside? Check out the Fremont Vintage Mall or Atlas Clothing

Still have energy after all these great events in Fremont? Then Sunday night at Nectar might be the ticket!

Nectar presents:
Positive Rising, Valley Green, Mystic Arrows, and The Sindicate
$6 adv / $8 dos. 8pm. 21+
(Reggae / Dub)



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Get Ready For LoveFest, Fremont

August 26th, 2011 by master

This weekend, it’s time to get your love-on, Fremont. The two-day music festival Northwest LoveFest takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

The festival was born from the belief that music festivals should have a positive effect on humanity and the environment we all share. The 2nd annual Northwest LoveFest will once again bring the community together to celebrate and support various nonprofits, vendors, artists and musicians who embody their message.

LoveFest providing free water, offsetting carbon with TerraPass and donating 1% of revenue to protecting Earth through 1% for the Planet. Since the festival borders the Burke-Gilman Trail, LoveFest, with the assistance of Bike Works, is providing free bike parking within the festival grounds; bring a lock for security.

Purified water is brought to LoveFest courtesy of Clean Water Foundation and Seattle University’s Engineers Without Borders so bring a drinking vessel for free water or buy a compostable cup for $1.

This year, within our Liquid Libation Lounge, the festival will feature Full Sail Brewing.They  will have their IPA, Pale Ale, Amber and their LTD 03, which is a crisp Pilsner-Style lager, on tap. They’ll also be featuring the best Hedges Family Estates wine.

The official LoveFest Afterparty will be at the Nectar Lounge, August 27th, 11 PM – 2 AM. Entry is free with LoveFest wristband, $5 without. Featuring Elemental Zazen, ASUN AKA Suntonio Bandanaz and Sunz of Sound. Click here to learn more.

Purchase tickets for LoveFest at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Fremont All Over Seattle Weekly’s Best Of Seattle Winners

August 4th, 2011 by master

Seattle Weekly released its 2011 Best of Seattle winners and there’s a bunch of Fremont-based businesses on the list.

  • Fremont Fair was named Best Festival.
  • Lighthouse Roasters was named Best Coffeehouse.
  • Via Tribunali was named Best Thin-Crust Pizza.
  • Uneeda Burger’s Classic burger was named Best Burger.
  • Brouwer’s won the Best Beer Selection in a Restaurant and also won the Best Beer Selection in a Restaurant fan vote.
  • Revel was named Best New Restaurant.
  • Nectar Lounge was named Best Hip-Hop Venue.
  • Jive TIme was named Best Place To Buy Vinyl.

Agree with the choices? Feel like a Fremont business or event got hosed? Check out the full list of winners here.

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Dance Your Cash Off Fundraiser For 826 Seattle In Fremont On Sunday

June 22nd, 2011 by master

Originally posted on Phinneywood

Greenwood’s free kids tutoring and writing center, 826 Seattle, is hosting its second annual fundraiser this Sunday at Nectar Lounge in Fremont. Dance Your Cash Off is from 6-11 p.m. and is hosted by comedienne Lauren Weedman.

There’s still time to form your own dance team, or you can pay $10 to watch the dancing.

The judges are art and media journalist Nancy Guppy; her husband and improv guy Joe Guppy; movie critic Robert Horton; and members of The Derby Liberation Front (Rat City Roller Girls).

Your Good Cause: The amazing (and free!) programs of 826 Seattle, which anyone would happily dance five solid hours to support. 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing center located in Greenwood that helps students, ages six to 18, develop their creative and expository writing skills. We are dedicated to helping students learn the essential skill of writing–all free of charge. Our doors are open to all young people, but our focus is on those that need our help the most.

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Who Won Beard & Stache Fest? Find Out This Sunday

March 1st, 2011 by master

There are three burning questions that all Fremonsters have on their minds.

1. Seriously, who goes out there, like, every night and puts new stuff on the Waiting for the Interurban statues?

2. I’ve got this really good idea for a Thai restaurant, how do I open one in Fremont?

3. Hey, who won the Beard & Stache Fest?

The answer to the first question is “Pixies that live under the Fremont Troll.” Duh.

The answer to the second question is, “In the time it took you to think that, five more already popped up so think of something else.”

As for the third question…why don’t you head over to Nectar this Sunday to find out for yourself?

Join The World is Fun at Nectar on Sunday, March 6th at 7:30pm to check out who won the third annual Beard and Stache Fest. “Fabulous” prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants as well as to the top team of five.

There will be several beard-centric performances for your enjoyment including:

  • Bearded Rhythm, the dynamic duo of Seattle’s Adam Boehmer and San Francisco’s Ryan Calloway.Their partnered choreographies take root in the vintage jazz dance traditions of the 1920’s-1940’s, but with a modern humor and their own particular follicular flare.
  • The second annual Bearded Lady competition! Women will compete by donning beards and/or mustaches that they have fabricated out of ANY material – the more creative the better! Any woman can register on site (be there at 7:30pm) and the winning bearded lady will be chosen by audience applause, so be sure to make some noise for your favorite.
  • A special un-bearding. A bravely-bearded fellow has challenged YOU to help raise $500 to add to the total donation to Treehouse. If the $500 mark is met before his scheduled time, he will shave his beard off and bear all (or at least bear his smooth cheeks…and, no, not those cheeks) in front of the crowd.
  • Presentation of Beard & Stache Fest donations to Treehouse and foster kids of King County

The event is free to attend, though charity donations are appreciated. Go enjoy the bearded goodness and help out a worthy cause while you’re there.

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Fremont Bars Make Washington State Liquor Control Board’s DUI List

February 9th, 2011 by master

If there’s one thing a bar doesn’t want to be associated with, it’s DUI arrests. The Washington State Liquor Control Board not only keeps track of such things but are happy to share the info with everyone.

Two Fremont Bars, High Dive (8) and Nectar (11), made the Top 20 (or Bottom 20, as it were). Even if you combined those numbers, you still wouldn’t match who’s No. 1 on the list. It’s a tie between Earls on the Ave & Safeco Field with 21 each. Congrats?

The Board does note that these results are based on what the arrestee says at the time of their arrest and is considered strictly hearsay and would not be admissible in court.

That said, take a bus or cab it, will ya?

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