What we're about

This is a group for anyone who has encountered the Seattle Freeze and persisted in the face of it -- whether you're new in town and wondering why it's so hard to connect, a long-term transplant who's all too familiar with the chill, or a native who wants to break out of the Seattle shell, we're here to give you a group to hang out with and some like-minded people who are also looking for friends, not just being "Seattle nice".

Here's a great Seattle Times article about the Freeze: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pacificnw/2005/0213/cove ....

Come join the group, and do your part towards the Thaw!

Upcoming events (4+)

1st Fridays TGIF Happy Hour on the Eastside

TBA on the Eastside

For those who work, live on or willing to venture to the Eastside, join us for a monthly Happy Hour. Plan to visit different venues in different cities along the 405 corridor. ~Claudette

What's the Eastside? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastside_(King_County,_Washington)

These Happy Hour events will now be "ticketed" events ($10 or $15) so we can offer you more: reserved space, more venues, include bites and at times drinks. Guests are welcome!

THERE IS A LIMIT OF TBA FOR THIS EVENT! Note in the comments when you plan to attend. I'll have reservations for us (and just for the number of people who sent in a deposit - if you crash the party, we may not have a seat for you). Happy Hour tends to run between 3-6pm. We can still hang out, make an evening of it or head to another venue!

DEPOSIT: Includes a reserved spot and shared small bites.
Send in a $10 per person deposit online via (2 options):
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH
If needed, use 9544 for last digits
Please do not select "Goods and Service" to avoid a service charge fee.

Refunds will ONLY be issued if this event is rescheduled or cancelled.
WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT. IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL ANY TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, YOU WILL NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

MENU: TBA

Btw, this is a joint event with Eastside Social Club and other social groups. My guests are people signed up in the other invited groups.

1st Fridays TGIF Happy Hour on the Eastside

TBA on the Eastside

For those who work, live on or willing to venture to the Eastside, join us for a monthly Happy Hour. Plan to visit different venues in different cities along the 405 corridor. ~Claudette

What's the Eastside? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastside_(King_County,_Washington)

These Happy Hour events will now be "ticketed" events ($10 or $15) so we can offer you more: reserved space, more venues, include bites and at times drinks. Guests are welcome!

THERE IS A LIMIT OF TBA FOR THIS EVENT! Note in the comments when you plan to attend. I'll have reservations for us (and just for the number of people who sent in a deposit - if you crash the party, we may not have a seat for you). Happy Hour tends to run between 3-6pm. We can still hang out, make an evening of it or head to another venue!

DEPOSIT: Includes a reserved spot and shared small bites.
Send in a $10 per person deposit online via (2 options):
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH
If needed, use 9544 for last digits
Please do not select "Goods and Service" to avoid a service charge fee.

Refunds will ONLY be issued if this event is rescheduled or cancelled.
WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT. IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL ANY TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, YOU WILL NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

MENU: TBA

Btw, this is a joint event with Eastside Social Club and other social groups. My guests are people signed up in the other invited groups.

🛳 Annual Multi-Meetup Spring Overnight Party Cruise!

Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

We've been doing these Multi-Meetup Overnight Party Cruises since 2010, restarted in 2022, and we're back again in 2023! Join us on the Holland Eurodam for the season opener, then in the Fall sailing the reversed route. For the price of a hotel room, this Spring we'll start the party in Vancouver and arrive in Seattle the next morning. Book with the group for special perks! There are freshwater pools & hot tubs, casinos, shows, night club along with unlimited lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks. We don't call it a party cruise for nothing! Welcome to head up early and spend the night in Vancouver or stay in Seattle afterwards via the Booking Form - a one-stop shop experience! ~Claudette

This is the first in a series of eight 1-5 night PNW Coastal Cruises this Spring through Fall. Join us for this and/or the other cruises this year, along with the Alaskan 4th of July cruise and Island Hopping in Greece in September!

Passport or other travel documents required.

This is a fun way to meet and party with others in this and the other invited meetup groups. We will have Meet and Greet, dine together, see stage shows, listen to live Music, go dancing in the BB King's Blues Club – all included! Welcome to get your own cabin or bring a friend.

We have a mix of groups invited - all are welcome!

HOW DO I GET THERE? You have a number of options: Amtrak, Quick Coach, Greyhound, FlixBus or book a flight with Holland (book now, pay later with great rates on airport/cruise transfers/shuttles).

HOTEL: Want to spend extra time Seattle or Vancouver? You can add a hotel stay before and after the cruise via the Booking Form. Otherwise, you’re welcome to meet the group aboard the ship.

Note: We’ll probably be assigned boarding times between 12-4pm. The ship sails at 5pm. We disembark in Seattle at Smith Cove Pier 91 between 7-9am.

COST: The rates below are the starting rates per cabin, which are usually forward or aft. Cabins mid ship are slightly higher. Add $49.50 per person for taxes and port fees. Rates are subject to change. I’ll post in the comments if there’s a Sale or Promo. Welcome to pay the cruise deposit or in full. Final payment date is February 12, 2023.

Deposits: There's a refundable cabin deposit of $125 per person
($25 portion of the deposit will be returned to you as an onboard credit when you sail, non-refundable if you cancel. The $25pp deposit is also applicable when paying in full.)

Cabin Rates
$142 – Inside
$214 – Oceanview
$278 – Verandah/Balcony
$398 – Signature Suite
$798 – Neptune Suite
$1,718 – Pinnacle Suite

Spa Cabin Upgrades
These staterooms offer spa amenities such as yoga mats and exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon for about $20 extra per cabin (top end of the category). Available for Inside, Oceanview, Balcony cabins and Signature suites. Right now (11/17/22) upgrade from Spa Balcony to a Spa Signature suite for the same price! (Starting at $418 per cabin.)

TO BOOK: Fill out booking form at http://bit.ly/April2023PartyCruise-Holland or call Claudette at[masked]

Cruise worry-free: Holland's Worry-Free Promise program gives you flexible cancellation, cruise protection (travel insurance) before and during your journey and peace of mind with enhanced health and safety protocols on board.
https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/worry-free-promise.html

LOOKING FOR A CABINMATE? Check out this list and reply to the cabin-mate comment below to get added.
https://www.meetup.com/BonVoyage/messages/boards/thread/53731662/
We will also have Meet and Greets and Traveler Socials/Happy Hours for you to meet your potential travel buddies. You are responsible for vetting and connecting. Only sharing this list as a convenience.

Since this is a multi-meetup event, more people may be signed up than you see RSVPd here.

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1st Fridays TGIF Happy Hour on the Eastside

TBA on the Eastside

For those who work, live on or willing to venture to the Eastside, join us for a monthly Happy Hour. Plan to visit different venues in different cities along the 405 corridor. ~Claudette

What's the Eastside? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastside_(King_County,_Washington)

These Happy Hour events will now be "ticketed" events ($10 or $15) so we can offer you more: reserved space, more venues, include bites and at times drinks. Guests are welcome!

THERE IS A LIMIT OF TBA FOR THIS EVENT! Note in the comments when you plan to attend. I'll have reservations for us (and just for the number of people who sent in a deposit - if you crash the party, we may not have a seat for you). Happy Hour tends to run between 3-6pm. We can still hang out, make an evening of it or head to another venue!

DEPOSIT: Includes a reserved spot and shared small bites.
Send in a $10 per person deposit online via (2 options):
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH
If needed, use 9544 for last digits
Please do not select "Goods and Service" to avoid a service charge fee.

Refunds will ONLY be issued if this event is rescheduled or cancelled.
WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT. IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL ANY TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, YOU WILL NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

MENU: TBA

Btw, this is a joint event with Eastside Social Club and other social groups. My guests are people signed up in the other invited groups.

Past events (2,225)

🎊 Lunar New Year Celebration 🎊

Q20 Public House