Last year’s inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl saw about 50 participants drinking their way through six Phinney Ridge and Greenwood bars to raise money for charity. This year, organizers are upping their game and have enlisted more than 20 pubs to raise money for the Greenwood Food Bank.
Organized by Tim’s Tavern on 105th, Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl participants pay $20 for a special bracelet (or $15 with two cans of food) that gives them a special drink discount at participating bars from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Venues range along Phinney/Greenwood avenues between North 62nd and North 105th Street, and nearby Fremont Avenue.
New this year is a free shuttle by Emerald City Trolley that will run from Tim’s Tavern (Fremont Avenue and North 105th Street) down Greenwood Avenue to Park Pub at North 62nd Street and Phinney Avenue North, making one round trip about every 30 minutes. (Click here to download a full list of participating venues and the shuttle schedule.)
Event wristbands are for sale at most of the participating bars in advance and on the night of, plus on the free shuttle during the event.
Last year’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl raised $500 for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Mammovan. Organizer Tim Arnot hopes to triple or quadruple that this year to benefit the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank at 9041 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Park Pub – 6114 Phinney Ave. N.
- Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon – 6119 Phinney Ave N.
- In the Red Wine Bar – 6510 Phinney Ave. N.
- El Chupacabra – 6711 Greenwood Ave. N. (all day happy hour specials)
- The Kort Haus – 6732 Greenwood Ave N. (all day happy hour specials
- The Ridge – 7217 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Prost! – 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Wingdome – 7818 Greenwood Ave N. (no wristband presale, $6 PBR and a shot special)
- Bleacher’s Pub – 8118 Greenwood Ave N.
- The Angry Beaver – 8412 Greenwood Ave N.
- Teacher’s Lounge – 8505 Greenwood Ave N.
- The Baranof – 8549 Greenwood Ave N. (prizes for best sweaters, $3/$4 drink specials)
- Gainsbourg Lounge – 8550 Greenwood Ave N.
- The House Sports Bar – 8551 Greenwood Ave N.
- The Crosswalk Tavern – 8556 Greenwood Ave N.
- Bill’s On Greenwood – 8560 Greenwood Ave N.
- Naked City Taphouse and Brewery – 8564 Greenwood Ave N. (beer specials)
- Yen Wor Garden Lounge – 8580 Greenwood Ave N.
- The Alibi Room – 10406 Holman Rd.
- The Pub at Piper’s Creek – 10527 Greenwood Ave N.
- Tim’s Tavern on 105th – 602 N. 105th St. ($4 cocktail and shooter specials; door prizes for Ugly Xmas Sweaters)