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.

Thursday, Sept 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Yetta Snow of Present Day Tarot will be providing mini-readings in our upstairs lounge. Cost: pay what you will (recommended $5–25). Walk-ins welcome or book ahead for $25:


Yetta also leads a tarot salon that meets twice monthly in our upstairs lounge. The salon is a casual, spirited meeting to learn tarot in the company of peers. Learn more and sign up on her website:




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.

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 beginning Sept 21 at 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.

Disco Ball

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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