Happy Hour

Saturday, Jan. 26th
5:30 – 7:30pm
The Tap House Grill‘ 
1506 6th Ave’ 
Mingle with YA librarians and YA lit enthusiasts at this YALSA’ sponsored’ happy hour. Network, enjoy good company, and partake in complimentary appetizers and drinks.


The Tap House features over 160 beers on tap including local and national craft beers as well as a good selection of Belgians. They also serve cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Door Prizes
There will be giveaways featuring Seattle coffee and Seattle chocolate!

The Tap House Grill is located less than a block from the Convention Center. Note: Enter from the street and proceed down a long flight of stairs.

Karaoke Night

Saturday, Jan. 26th
9:30pm – 2am
The’ Spectator
529 Queen Anne Avenue North
After happy hour, take a quick nap or grab a bite to eat and then head over to The Spectator in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood for some karaoke shenanigans. Beginning at 9:30pm, Baby Ketten will bring their unique brand of karaoke, and according to their Facebook page, “bkk offers the best karaoke in the universe. period.”

Baby Ketten has a gigantic catalog of songs. Their diverse inventory includes all of the traditional favorites as well as obscure tracks you’d never dream of having the chance to sing in a karaoke bar. Also, if you don’t find the song you’re looking for, the DJ might be able to download it on the spot.’ Visit the web site to search the eclectic music catalog by artist or song title!’ 


Mobile App
You can also download the app to search the catalog on iOS devices here.

It’s about a $12 cab ride from the Convention Center to The Spectator or a 10′ minute bus ride starting at the 3rd Ave & Pike St stop.

  • Route Rapidride D Line: Ends at Mercer St & Queen Anne Ave N
  • Route 1: Ends at Mercer St & Queen Anne Ave N
  • Route 3:’ Ends 1st Ave N & Republican St

Buses run’ intermittently’ after 1am, so be sure to plan your trip ahead of time. Metro Transit’s Trip Planner can be helpful.

Please join us for a night of karaoke fun and let your voice be heard. Talent is optional. 😉

If you’re unable to make it out for our special karaoke night, maybe these other Seattle karaoke venues will be of interest.

Rock Box
1603 Nagle Pl
Seattle, WA 98122
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
(206) 302-7625
Japanese style karaoke every day. ‘ Full bar, kitchen, and 11 private rooms. ‘ Hourly charge for rooms including happy hour prices. Karaoke in the bar is free.

Crescent Lounge
1413 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
(206) 720-8188
Dive bar with colorful regulars and karaoke.
Hours: Noon-2am

Hula Hula
106 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Neighborhood: Queen Anne
(206) 284-5003
Polynesian kitsch, food, drinks, and karaoke 7 nights a week.

Bush Garden Restaurant
614 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: International District
(206) 682-6830
Fun locals, full bar, food, and karaoke.

For more suggestions of things to do in Seattle, the Local Arrangements Committee invites you to check out YALSA’s Midwinter wiki’ here.

Kristy Gale ( & Jennifer Fairchild,
YALSA Local Arrangements Committee,’ Midwinter Seattle 2013

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