The Triple Door brings a new scrumptious lineup to its menu — Photo courtesy of Mat Hayward Photography / GreenRubino
Music and food: two things Seattle certainly does right. The Triple Door has long been a favorite downtown venue for music, cocktails and Asian-inspired food, and this summer, it celebrates the season by unveiling new happy hour menu items; a lineup of free, live music at the Musicquarium (the venue's lounge); and the return of its popular Movie Mondays film series.
On the menu, new dishes include $3 bites and $5 snacks like taro chips, spiced nuts, chicken sliders, panko prawns and honey garlic riblets.
Feeling thirsty? New signature drinks include the winners of last March’s Mix Madness Cocktail Competition, a month-long event that challenged bartenders to come up with inventive cocktails. Competition winners include the Georgia Peach (Smirnoff Vodka infused with lychee fruit, Peach Shnapps and lemon juice) and Lavender Dreams (Tanqueray Gin, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Crème De Violette and sparkling wine).
The Triple Door says "Cheers!" with some vibrant new cocktails — Photo courtesy of Mat Hayward Photography / GreenRubino
Located downtown across from Benaroya Hall, The Triple Door "combines world-class entertainment with the award-winning food and wine of Wild Ginger." The Mainstage Theater features touring national acts and the Musicquarium lounge (The name honors its 1,900-gallon freshwater aquarium.) features up-and-coming artists from around the U.S., plus one of the Seattle's most happenin' happy hours.
Attached to the music-themed lounge, Wild Ginger allows diners to take a culinary tour of China and Southeast Asia with featured dishes like Kom Pot Short Ribs, Lemongrass Tofu, Green Papaya Salad, Thai Chicken, Panang Beef Curry and Kung Pao Chicken.
In addition to The Triple Door's new culinary gems, this summer the Musicquarium Lounge will also host live music – part of the Summer Sundown Series – seven nights a week. There's no cover charge.
The schedule features a different genre every day:
Sundays - HWY 99 Blues presents blues/rock.
Mondays - During "Cross-Rhythm Sessions," members of The Polyrhythmics play funk/jazz.
Tuesdays - Singer-songwriters take the stage.
Wednesdays and Thursdays - "Around Town" features favorite local acts.
Fridays - "Double Dose" includes two sets of live music at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturdays - "Shakedown" offers a mix of funk, rock, soul, dance and pop.
And finally, this summer the venue welcomes the return of the popular Movie Mondays series, which begins June 2 and runs through August 25. The program takes The Triple Door back to its roots as a historic movie theatre, thanks to movie showings of cult, musical classics including Searching for Sugar Man, Control, A Mighty Wind and other favorite hits.
Tickets cost $4 and include one beverage with movie entry. All movies begin at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, and happy hour prices are offered all night.