Archive for October, 2013

Club Contour

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Heading for a night on the town and need an awesome destination? Try Club Contour at 807 1st Ave  Seattle, WA 98104
They are one of the only clubs in Seattle that are open all night and they start serving drinks again at 6am. They also have some really good D.J’s every night of the week. We HIGHLY recommend Club Contour for bachelor/bachelorette parties or 21st birthdays. Check out there Europa Night for sure. A sample of there food and drink menu is below, just stopping in for happy hour would be a good time.They can be reached at 206-447-7704


our kitchen hours are
sunday 2pm – 8pm
monday – thursday 3pm – 8pm
friday 3pm – 9pm
saturday 2pm – 10pm________________
libations menu:

food menu:

pabst blue rubbon : $3
pilsner urquell : $4
fat tire amber ale : $4.5
manny’s pale ale : $5
fremont interurban ipa : $5
rotating tap : ?bottle/can:
schmidt : $2.5
olympia : $3
session lager : $4
coors light : $4
budweiser / bud light : $4
corona pale lager : $5
amstel light : $5
heineken lager : $5
crispin hard apple cider : $5
dick danger ale : $5
whistling pig hefeweizen : $5
kilt kifter scotch ale : $6
immersion amber ale : $6
scuttlebutt porter : $6
newcastle brown ale : $6
guinness draught : $6
left hand brewing company milk stout : $6
baltica #7 lager : $6
karlovačko golden ale : $6
ninkasi believer double red ale : $8
hub deluxe organic ale : $9

house red : $4
woop woop shiraz : $6
terra rosa malbec : $7
castle rock pinot noir : $7
hougue cellars cabernet souvigon : $7
liberty school red cuvée : $8
genesis cabernet sauvignon : $9

house white : $4
seven hills chardonnay : $6
giesen riesling : $7
hedges cms sauvignon blanc : $7
chateau st michelle pinot grigio : $8

lunetta prosecco : $10
j roget : $27
domain st michelle brut : $40
moét & chandon white star : $75
2002 dom perignon : $220
1996 lois roederer cristal brut : $350

juice, tea, soda, bottled water, lavazza espresso
drinks : $3
red bull : $4

chicken quesadilla &
homemade salsa : $6rosemary chicken strips : $4

mediterranean chicken
skewers : $3

whiskey bbq wings : $4

signature hot wings : $4

albuquerque turkey
sandwich & fries : $6

provolone cheese burger
& fries : $4

lamb kebabs on organic
quinoa salad : $5

lamb gyro & fries : $6

grilled fish tacos : $5

spicy shrimp tacos : $6

crisped calamari : $6

mahi-mahi fish sandwich
& fries : $5

sautéed sea scallops : $6

crisped crab cakes : $5

gruyere macaroni
& cheese : $5

falafel sliders & fries : $6

spanakopita : $3

honey tomato basil soup : $3

hummis &
arrabbiata dips : $3

battered & fried
french brie : $4

french fries : $3

house salad & backberry
vinaigrette : $4

veggie quesadilla &
homemade salsa : $5

+ chicken, shrimp, or green
chile to mac & cheese : $2

+ fresh & spicy hatch green
chile to any sandwich : $2


Throw a Classy Bachelor Party

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Throw a Classy Bachelor Party


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If you are selected to be your friend’s best man in his wedding, you have several important responsibilities to fulfill. The first is to plan a bachelor’s party for your buddy. When most people hear “bachelor party,” they think keg stands and g-strings.

In today’s article, we discuss the honorable origins of the bachelor party and how you can throw one with real class for your bud.



The History of the Bachelor Party

Men may be surprised to learn that the tradition of having a bachelor party is rooted in ancient times. The Spartans, who originated the idea in the 5th century BC, would hold a dinner for the groom-to-be on the night before his wedding. The evening would be spent feasting and toasting the groom and each other.

The tradition of having a “bachelor’s dinner” continued into modern times. In the 1940′s and 50′s the occasion was called a “gentlemen’s dinner.” It was thrown by the groom’s father and involved the same toasting and eating that the Spartans had enjoyed. These bachelor dinners were designed for male bonding and to celebrate the groom-to-be’s important rite of passagefrom single life to marriage.

Some time during the last few decades, the “dinner” was dropped and replaced by “party.” This was more than just a change in semantics; the ethos and impetus for the tradition began to be transformed. It no longer became an occasion to celebrate the groom, but rather an opportunity for the groom to have one more night of freedom before settling down. Consequently, the bachelor party became an occasion to do all those things which would be considered verboten after the vows had been spoken. Dinner and toasting was replaced by, or supplemented with, strippers, gambling, and copious amounts of alcohol.

Fortunately, these kinds of parties have been going out of style of late. Such parties neither honor the bride-to-be, who will be stressed by the temptations her fiancée may succumb to, nor respect your friend, who has likely reach a point of maturity in which he feels ready to get married and settle down. For the groom-to-be, marriage does not likely signal the end to his days of strip clubs and bar hopping, he having left behind those things some time ago. But marriage will leave him less time to hang with his boys. So instead of viewing a bachelor party as your friend’s last chance for debauchery, a party should really serve as a golden opportunity for male bonding, a chance to do activities that may become less frequent post-marriage, and a time to blow off pre-nuptial jitters.

Pick an Activity


The first step in planning a bachelor party is to choose an activity to center the party around. Just because your fiesta won’t involve stuffing dollar bills into g-strings, doesn’t mean that it has to be a boring affair. There are plenty of other activities that will unleash your testosterone and get your heart pumping. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Rent jet skis for a day on the water
  • Go snow skiing or snowboarding
  • Attend a professional or collegiate sporting event
  • Attend a boxing or MMA match
  • Spend the day golfing
  • Take a deep sea fishing trip, charter a fishing boat, or take a lesson in fly fishing
  • Plan a game of a football, basketball, soccer, or bowling
  • Create a casino night, complete with a paid dealer
  • Go paintballing

Take a camping or backpacking trip


  • Don’t do anything insanely dangerous. You want to have fun, but you don’t want to risk breaking one of the groom’s limbs. He’ll find it difficult to go scuba diving on his honeymoon with a cast on his leg.
  • It’s nice to surprise your friend with what he’ll be doing at his party, but be sure to cater to his personality and interests.
  • Consider the relative budgets of your friends. You don’t want some of the groom’s friends to skip the party because they can’t afford to come.
  • After you choose an activity for the bachelor’s party, plan for a meal to follow it. If it’s warm, a backyard cookout makes an excellent choice. If it’s cooler, or you simply desire something more formal, rent a room at your friend’s favorite restaurant.
  • At the dinner, encourage your friends to make funny roasts and poignant toasts. They may also wish to impart words of wisdom to the groom. If you have some advice, or want to say things that won’t be included in your upcoming best man’s speech, feel free to contribute to the toasting.

Choose a Date

There are several considerations to take into account when planning the date of the party. While it is tempting to have the party the night before the wedding when all the guests are in town, this is not an appropriate choice. The groom needs to be sharp for the next day’s ceremony, not all tuckered out. Also, a rehearsal dinner is often planned for the same night and would conflict with your party. So choose a date several weeks before the wedding. If many of the groom’s friends live out-of-state, you may want to push it back even further, so they need not twice make the same trip in a short period of time.

Send Out the Invitations

Invite all the men in the wedding party and all of the groom’s good friends and male relatives with whom he is close.

Send out the invitations about three weeks before the party. The invitations should match the party’s level of formality. If the party is to be formal, send quality, written invitations through the mail. If the party is going to be a more casual affair, a phone call or email will do. If the party will involve an activity such as the ones mentioned above, include information such as the cost, meeting place and time, maps, etc.

Each invitee should be responsible for paying for the cost of himself and chipping into the cost for the groom. In the invitation, include a respectful request for a check to be sent to you for the appropriate amount.

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