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Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl raises over $900 for Greenwood Food Bank

December 16th, 2013 by Doree

The 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl through Phinney Ridge and Greenwood on Dec. 7 raised $972 and more than 100 pounds of canned/boxed food for the Greenwood Food Bank.

From organizer Tim Arnot of Tim’s Tavern:

A special thanks to everyone who attended the event by donating the $20 for the wristband, Bleacher’s Pub for donating $200, Sully’s Snowgoose Tavern for donating $100, Tim’s Tavern for donating $100, and to the twenty pubs participating with discounted drinks for the pub crawlers and helping to collect food and wristband money. A shout out also to our photographer Roman Rivera, and volunteers on the trolley-Cat Long and Greg Gibson! Let’s do this again next year Greenwood and make an even bigger donation. Put this on your calendars now, spread the word to your friends, and contact Tim if you would like to help out with next year’s planning and promoting!


Thanks to Tim’s Tavern for the photo of revelers on the special pub crawl trolley.

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Break out your ugly Christmas sweaters for the neighbors first-ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

November 26th, 2012 by Doree

Tim’s Tavern and the Phinney Neighborhood Business Association are sponsoring the neighborhood’s first annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 8. Starting at 7 p.m. at Bleacher’s Pub at 83rd and Greenwood and ending around midnight at Tim’s Tavern at 105th and Greenwood, the pub crawl celebrates the well-intentioned but often tacky holiday sweater.

Besides Bleacher’s and Tim’s Tavern, the other participating pubs are The Angry Beaver, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, The Ould Triangle, Snoose Junction Pizzeria and Vinyl Lounge, and The Pub at Piper’s Creek.

Tim’s Tavern Owner Tim Arnot showing off his best (worst) Christmas sweater.

The idea is to get more people patronizing neighborhood businesses, but it’s also a fundraiser to raise money for Cancer Care Alliance’s Mammovan, a mobile mammogram screening service.

Purchase a $10 wristband at one of the participating bars to “crawl for the cause” benefiting SCCA’s MammoVan program. Meet fellow revelers at Bleachers Pub and crawl your way North along Greenwood Avenue stopping at participating venues offering drink and food specials, as well as door prizes exclusively for pub crawl participants wearing their wristband. Finish the night at Tim’s Tavern, where just after midnight we will have the final voting for ugliest XMAS Sweater. $100 cash prize to recipient so they can buy some decent clothing before it is too late! Runner up prizes also given out.

Tim (Arnot, owner of Tim’s Tavern), wanted to organize a pub crawl that didn’t exclusively just focus on a number of bars in a concentrated area. “Downtown Greenwood is a great destination for night life and entertainment and gets a fair amount of foot traffic. However, I want to expose people to other bars on the fringes of downtown that they may not have made it to before as well as providing a little bit of exercise. The crawl starts in downtown Greenwood and 82nd with bars that are members of the Phinney Neighborhood Business Association and moves north up to 105th. He explains, “I know the 20 block stretch may be difficult for some, but logistically it makes sense. The Ould Triangle (9736 Greenwood Ave) will break up the stretch perfectly, allowing people to burn off some alcohol from the first three bars, and give folks a chance to experience a traditional Irish bar lying just on the fringe of the downtown area.” The entire crawl is also on the Metro Bus Line #5 and #40 which presents a feasible option for the mobility-impaired or the event of particularly nasty weather.

Wristbands are available for purchase now at any of the participating pubs, or on pub crawl night.

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St. Patrick’s Day food drive for Greenwood Food Bank at several neighborhood pubs

March 12th, 2012 by Doree

Several neighborhood pubs are helping to collect food for the Greenwood Food Bank. On St. Patrick’s Day, bring non-perishable food or cash or check donations to Pillager’s Pub at 8551 Greenwood Ave. N., the 74th Street Ale House at 7401 Greenwood Ave. N., Tim’s Tavern at 602 N. 105th, or the Ould Triangle at 9736 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Greenwood Food Bank especially needs canned meat, soups, peanut butter, cereals, boxed meals and juices.

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Tim’s Tavern

January 11th, 2012 by Doree

Tim’s Tavern (Bar)
602 N 105th St. (Map)
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 789-9005
TimsTavernSeattle.com / Facebook / @timstavernon105

Yelp: “…Local drafts, liquor and great value Walla Walla wines by the glass. The epitome of a great neighborhood bar…”

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Business news roundup

January 10th, 2012 by Doree

Here are a few newsy tidbits from around the neighborhood.

The old Van’s 105th Tavern at 602 N. 105th St. recently became Tim’s Tavern. Owner Tim Arnot says a new neon sign is coming soon.

Umpqua Bank’s quarterly local business promotion is now featuring Metropolis. Last quarter Umpqua featured products by Zak & Zoe. You can purchase Metropolis products right inside the bank and 100 percent of the purchase price goes back to the merchant. Metropolis products will be available at the Phinney Ridge Umpqua store through March.

Umpqua’s Phinney Ridge Store Manager Jo Figurelli and Metropolis Owner Terry Heiman. Photo by Mike Veitenhans.

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs announced funding for 39 neighborhood arts partners. Each organization will receive $1,200 this year. In our neck of the woods, grantees are the Art Up Phinneywood Artwalk and “Heaven and Earth,” an outdoor art exhibit at Carkeek Park.

“Seattle’s neighborhoods are home to a range of cultural events that help forge connections among diverse communities,” Vincent Kitch, director of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, said in a press release. “By investing in these events we hope to support creativity at a grassroots level and help build community through arts and cultural participation.”

Don’t forget that Naked City Brewery & Taphouse at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting another “Think & Drink” series event at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies, the Cold War and Today” is a conversation with author and film critic Robert Horton, and will feature film clips from classic sci-fi films such as “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Admission is free, and it’s sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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