Due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We truly appreciate our
neighbors and supporters and look forward to serving you
again once we can re-open. Please stay safe and healthy!

EST. | 2017

3605 S McClellan St
Seattle WA 98144


-- HOURS --
Sun - Thurs 4 p.m to 11 p.m.
Fri and Sat 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SUPPORT US DURING THE CLOSURE, please donate to our GoFundMe campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-velvet-elk-covid-19-relief-fund
 or by purchasing a t-shirt below.
You can choose to purchase and pick up curbside at the bar with no shipping cost (email us to arrange at
info@velvet-elk.com), or use the buy now button below to have it shipped to your address for an additional $5

Do you love us so much that you want to tell the whole wide world? Well, now is your chance to get your favorite bar's name emblazoned across your chest! Hover over the photo to see a closeup of the design.

Black unisex T-Shirt in lightweight cotton with silver metallic screenprint. Buy here or Come visit us at the bar to purchase! 

Unisex sizing - women should order a size down. Available: 
XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL

$20 + $5 shipping to US

If you would prefer to purchase in person and save on shipping costs, email us at: info@velvet-elk.com




The Velvet Elk was previously named The Saloon. Learn why we changed the name here.

"Shhh, The Velvet Elk is Mt Baker's best-kept secret!"

We are a lush, cozy and romantic little craft cocktail bar that is unique in its eclectic vintage decor and intimate vibe. Downstairs is the main bar with lots of enticing corners to enjoy conversation with a friend or small group of friends. Upstairs is a spacious and otherworldly livingroom lounge, complete with board games, a typewriter, a zodiac vending machine, an acoustic guitar, and a movie projector that we use for themed movie nights. There is also a Polaroid camera and film available to document your visit!

But most importantly, our genuinely warm and friendly bartenders are passionate about surpassing your expectations in service and cocktailing skills. 

We do not have a kitchen, but we do serve bar snacks and Okazu Pan. You are welcome to bring in outside food. Mioposto is right next door and offers delicious woodfired pizzas and other Italian fare!

Come experience The Velvet Elk tonight!

The entire bar is available for rental for larger events and film or photography shoots. The upstairs lounge is reservable for special events and parties of 20 or less. Contact us here to learn more.

Please note, we are a 21+ (with valid ID) only bar.

We are proud to be a safe and inclusive space for people of all diversities.
We are a woman-owned establishment and we do all we can to support other women, LGBTQNB, and local small businesses. Let's topple this mutha together!



With KWEEN KAY$H! (@_kweenkaysh)
Every 3rd Saturday of the month 10 p.m. to 1 a.m - no cover


The Kween will be spinning, hip hop, r&b, lo-fi beat, 80's/90's, house and funk!


We are happy to announce we are now serving Umami Kushi's, Okazu Pan. A scrumptious Japanese-style fried bread that is crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and stuffed with a savory filling.
Try a Beef Curry Pan, a Jerk Chicken Creole Pan, BBQ Tasso Pan, or the vegan Lentil Pan tonight. 



With TRIVIA O MUERTE'S Kate Smith!
Every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 PM - $5 to play

All games are cash games, no cheesy prizes, no gift certificates. $5 entry fee gets you in, if you're good, you'll walk out with it all back and more. We don't keep any cash, its all given out at the end of the show. Shows generally run 2 hours, sometimes a little longer, sometimes a little shorter. Answers are graded by your host.

Every first Saturday of the Month!

DJ CASEWAG is Spinning Cosmic Disco and Far Out, Fuzzy Beats from a Future Past! 


To find out what other live music or events are coming up, visit our Live Events page or sign up for our newsletter.


Need to get ahold of us?

Questions? Compliments or feedback? Use the form to the right and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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