Black Wednesday, also known as Thanksgiving Eve, takes place each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and is one of the busiest nights of the year for Seattle bars. Friends and families get together at their local watering holes on the eve of Thanksgiving and drink their favorite beer or mixed drinks, catch up with one another and talk of what’s on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner. Check out the best events and places to go to this year in Seattle for Black Wednesday.

Last Supper Club
124 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 748-9975

Seattle’s Last Supper Club is celebrating being open for 15 years with its Thanksgiving Eve and Black Wednesday event hosted by Australia’s number one DJ, tyDi! Whether your group is large or small, the Last Supper Club is the perfect size bar and venue to hang out and listen to an internationally awarded DJ. Party the night away within the venue’s three levels of space and its four full bars and private, VIP rooms. Early bird tickets are on sale now, as are general admission and VIP passes at Brown Paper Tickets.

Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-3599

The Tractor Tavern in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is celebrating Black Wednesday with one of the city’s most high-energy cover bands called Rewind. With its group of skilled musicians and singers, Rewind will have you and your friends rockin’ out and dancing to some of the best music from the 1980s. Come party on Thanksgiving Eve and take advantage of the Tractor Tavern’s full bar of beers, liquors and spirits. Get your advanced event tickets through Ticketweb.

Triple Door
216 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-4333

The Triple Door venue and lounge is offering a one-night-only event that the ladies are not going to want to miss: The Buckaroos Thanksgiving Eve Special. The Buckaroos are a Chippendale-like male revue group and considered one of the most entertaining and successful of its kind in the world. Round up your girlfriends, your mom, grandma and your other female family members too, and come to the Triple Door on Black Wednesday for a night of fun while hot, sexy guys dance and perform for you on stage. The 7 p.m. show is for ages 17 and older and the 10 p.m. show is 21 and older. Advanced tickets are available at Triple Door Tickets.

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The Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 784-4880

Also located in the Ballard neighborhood, The Sunset Tavern is hosting a funky, jazzy event with musical performances by Cascadia 10, Down North and The Real Don Music. Cascadia 10 is an afrobeat-style band that blends funk, jazz, percussion and some chanted vocals. Down North combines funk and pop music with hints of Sam Cooke and James Brown vocalized stylings. The Real Don Music is a combination of live horns and DJ-synthesized beats, along with vocals from singer Kirk Huffman. This is a unique Black Wednesday event you will not want to miss, so buy your advanced tickets at Stranger Tickets.

Airways Brewing Company
6644 S. 196th St. #T-100
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 200-1707

Come join the second annual “Hoppy Thanksgiving” party event on Thanksgiving Eve at the Airways Brewing Company tap room. The company motto is “Kick off the holiday season with…Beer!” and it’s offering a specialty beer lineup and food menu through its adjoining bistro that you’ll be thankful for. The party also includes a brewery and tap room open house, brewery tours, food and drink specials and lots of drinking company with other mingling beer enthusiasts.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on