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Optimism Brewing Company

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1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

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May 2017

May Social & Discussion: Have Renters Been Friend-zoned?

May 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

We hope the cheeky name gets your attention - we believe the conversation will be keep it! Join the Capitol Hill Community Council on Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8:00, to discuss when does zoning actually work against the interests of our cities most marginalized and does it create an economic wall between renters and homeowners? This will be the first of many conversations on zoning and how it affects you! So hope to see you May 18th at Optimism Brewing Company!…

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July 2017

Guerrilla Out the *queer* Vote!

July 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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It's time to GOTqV! Join Gender Justice League, Ingersoll Gender Center, and Takeover Seattle for a queer and fabulous voting party. Flex your civic muscles and help decide who will be Seattle’s next mayor, city council members, and other city and county offices. Takeover Seattle is a movement to create inclusive spaces throughout the Greater Seattle area. Taking over traditionally cis/straight establishments and turning them into a “Guerrilla Queer Bar” allows us to strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community while also providing…

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September 2017

Resist: A Discussion with Sarah Toce & Friends

September 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

Please join us for an intimate evening of friendship, discussion and encouragement at Optimism Brewing on Cap Hill. Due to space, this event is limited to the first 25 RSVPs. RSVP here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UVRVKSHPZNTL6 Food will be provided, but beer will be up to you (Optimism has amazing beer!). This is an accessible building with parking across the street. Tickets are $25 each and a portion of the proceeds will fund a mutually agreed upon nonprofit organization. If you cannot attend,…

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Bi Visibility 2017 Social (Seattle)

September 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

Save the date! Seattle Bisexual Women's Network presents our annual all-gender Bi Visibility Day Social! Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community. This event is for the bi+ community. Non-bi+ partners, friends, and allies are welcome, but biphobia and bierasure will not be tolerated at this event. Also: no racism, classism, transphobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, ableism, etc. This is a…

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October 2017

October Get-Together

October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

For this month's happy hour we hope to see you again at Optimism Brewing at Union and Broadway! They feature 15 homemade beers on tap http://optimismbrewing.com/beer. While the evening's food truck is Tuk Tuk, featuring great Lao food, Optimism allows other outside food and we want to encourage you to bring a dish or dessert to share. Call it a GQPotluck, but no worries if you don't have time to cook or just want to socialize over a brew! Dog…

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Depressed Cake Shop

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

"Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake." - Dean Koontz NAMI Seattle's annual event, the Depressed Cake Shop, is coming up on Saturday, October 7, 11am-2pm for Mental Illness Awareness Week! The Depressed Cake Shop raises awareness of mental health conditions by offering sweet, sad treats crafted by local bakeries that get people talking about depression and other mental health issues. The baked goods follow a theme: The outside of the cake/cupcake or dessert is…

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Capitol Hill Party for Cary Moon

October 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

I want you to meet Cary Moon, my choice for the next Mayor of Seattle. I have known Cary since 2009 when she stood up for transit and open space as leader of the People’s Waterfront Coalition. I said then: “Cary Moon would make a superb mayor.”Since then she has continued to engage with the important issues of our city. She’s the only candidate in the race with the ideas and the skills to address the urgency of our housing…

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SEA NO H8 – Benefit Concert for Indivisible Project

October 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

TICKETS: $15./Student $10. at Eventbrite: SEA NO H8 or http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx Join you Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community that promotes inclusivity, tolerance and diversity. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. MUSIC Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson En Canto, classic Seattle-based Brazilian band Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast FOOD This event will feature two food trucks with vegan and vegetarian options in the Optimism…

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September 2018

2018 Bi Visibility Day Social (Seattle)

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

Save the date! Seattle Bisexual Women's Network presents our annual all-gender Bi Visibility Day Social! Bi Visibility Day, also known as "International Celebrate Bisexuality Day," has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community. This event is for the bi+ community (bisexual, pansexual, queer, multi-gender-attracted, polysexual, omnisexual, etc.). Non-bi+ partners, friends, and allies are welcome, but biphobia and bierasure will not be tolerated at this event. Also: no racism, classism, transphobia,…

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October 2018

Depressed Cake Shop

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States

Sweet sad treats for mental health awareness – save the date for this year’s event on October 13th at Optimism Brewing Company! Every October, NAMI Seattle holds our popular Depressed Cake Shop: A community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty! Why gray? The gray, dark outside of these treats…

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Geek Girl Kick-Off Party

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Come one! Come all! Even before the convention officially begins, we’re starting #GGC18 off right by hosting our annual kickoff party. It’s the perfect chance to eat, drink, mix, mingle, and be merry with other awesome geeks just like you! ✅Convention attendees will be able to pick up their passes a whole day early! Yay for planning ahead! ✅Exciting activities you won’t want to miss, including a prize drawing, Meet Some Geeks Bingo, and Find a Fandom Masquerade. ✅Having fun and getting…

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November 2018

LGBTQ Allyship Industry Night & Training

November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Hi everybody, Are you a restaurant worker? LGBTQ Member? Or an Ally? Come and join us to INDUSTRY NIGHT & TRAINING at Optimism Brewery in Capitol Hill, the training will be around Seattle's Worker Protections, Gender Considerate Practices, and Immigrant Rights. Refreshments provided. This is a great event to networking and to get new LGBTQ friends and dance while we learn our Rights how to respect others pronouns. Be part of this movement. Please reach venus@allyship.org for more information.

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January 2019

The Social Queer: Chili cook off!

January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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SQ Chefs and Chili aficionados, Excited to announce the first annual SQ chili cook-off on Saturday, January 26th. We've got a section reserved at Optimism Brewing for tasting and drinking. Please send me a note if you would like to bring your famous chili and I will add you to the list! The event starts at 1:00pm so if you're competing, try to be punctual! Judges will be announced closer to the event and the winner will win two tickets…

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Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Seattle Happy Hour

January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Please join us for our first Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Happy Hour of 2019 at Optimism Brewery in Capitol Hill! In case you don't know, Optimism is kid-friendly and dog-friendly. They have a small play area for young kiddos to play in. Optimism will have food truck onsite and does serve sparkling water as a non-alcoholic beverage option. You're welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages if you'd like. I also encourage you to bring in any…

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March 2019

Come Out and Play! @Optimism Brewing Company

March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Kickoff social event for the marching band season! Meet new members and old friends at the brewery, and feel free to bring a dish to share, if you'd like. Interested in marching but on the fence? No worries! Stop by to ask questions and meet the band and color guard. We welcome all LGBTQ folks and allies to our band and guard, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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May 2019

Pansexual Visibility Day Social

May 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Join us for the Seattle Pansexual & Panromantic Visibility Day Social! Pansexual & Panromantic Visibility Day is every year on May 24th and is a day to celebrate people who are pansexual and/or panromantic. You do not have to use the pan label to celebrate who you are, we welcome those non-monosexuals attracted to all genders who use any term in addition to or instead of pan including queer, fluid, multisexual, omnisexual, polysexual, bisexual, asexual, another label or no label…

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June 2019

Pride Trivia at Optimism Brewing Company

June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Join us for LGBTQIA Pride-themed pub trivia at Optimism Brewing Company. Show off your pride and your smarts, impress your friends, enjoy great beer, and win fabulous library prizes! No entry fee: All are welcome! Bring takeout, or order food from the on-site food truck. Monday June 24, trivia starts at 7 p.m., but arrive early to get your team a table. Maximum team size: 8. Singles welcome too - we'll help you form teams! https://post.spl.org/2Q4WG6l

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July 2019

Zachary DeWolf Democracy Voucher Party

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez & Teresa Mosqueda warmly invite you to meet and support Zachary DeWolf for Seattle City Council, District 3.

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QLaw Foundation LGBT Legal Clinic 10-Year Celebration

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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We'd like to say thank you to our community for an amazing 10 years! Come help us celebrate 10 years of the QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic!

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September 2019

Debate Watch Party

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Join us and other Seattle Pete Buttigieg fans as we watch the 3rd Democratic Debates at Optimism Brewing.

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SQ Short Film & Sunday Funday!

September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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If the SQ has made an impact on you and you'd like to share your story on film, please join us on Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm at Optimism Brewing Company. We'll be hanging out for a couple of hours and would love to see you!

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Bi Visibility Day Social

September 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Join us for the Seattle Bisexual Visibility Day Social! Bi Visibility Day is every year on Septmber 23rd. This gathering is open to those attracted sexually and/or romantically to more than one gender, regardless of the label or lack of label you chose to describe yourself. These include (but are not limited to) bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, multisexual, omnisexual, polysexual, biromantic, panromantic, asexual bi/pan folx, homoflexible, heteroflexible, non-monosexual. We'll be meeting at Optimism Brewing Company on Monday Sept 23rd. This…

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