2328 Madison Street Seattle 98112 206-323-1098
The BottleNeck Lounge can provide a semi-private space for parties of 15-35 for individuals, nonprofits, and any other organization needing a little extra room. If you’d like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability. We can help host a perfect event, complete with snacks and a signature cocktail.
We admit full on bias when it comes to the BottleNeck Lounge. It's an important little piece of the CHS and Central District News puzzle. The lounge was born as both our neighborhood news sites were getting started in an area that bridges the neighborhoods we cover. You can see just how different we were back then. We didn't know what was ahead. We've grown. Erin Nestor and her BottleNeck have been part of both sites from the beginning as an advertiser and a community member adding comments and news tips along the way. Her effort has grown, too, with Tommy Gun now resident on E Olive Way. But on Friday night, it was time to celebrate the BottleNeck and the place where Capitol Hill and the Central District connect. Happy 5th birthday, neighbors.
Erin Nestor’s den of incessant revelry goes Irish for a day, opening at noon with Irish music, specials on Jameson and Red Breast, and sandwiches of Guinness-simmered corned beef served on rye (yes, with cabbage).
Eater asked Erin Nestor, owner of Bottleneck Lounge and Tommy Gun, what customers pilfer from her businesses. She responded with a tale of stolen glassware:
"The things people steal the most are glasses. We had Peroni on draft for about six months and the fancy glassware just walked right out the door. The same with the Trumer Pils glassware though not as much. Every once in a while I'll be at someone's house (non-industry) and notice that they're serving beer in Peroni glassware — one of those 'things that make you go, huh."
Last summer, however, a customer stole a "street girls" sign from the Bottleneck that still riles Nestor. Pictured above, the framed sign reads, "Street Girls Bringing Sailors into Hotel Must Pay for Room in Advance, Place Hotel, Norfolk, VA". Nestor adored the sign for its period evocation. If any Eater readers spy the sign, she still wants it back.
Everyone sipped mint juleps and donned a big hat, complete with flowers and mini horses, for this year's Kentucky Derby viewing party at Bottleneck Lounge. Doors opened at 2pm, races began at 3pm, but the real action started at 4pm with the best hat and best dressed competition.