Events

NYE WITH DOWN NORTH AND THE GRITTY CITY SIRENS @9pm

Join your friends at The Swiss as we ring in 2019 with the sexiest night of high energy entertainment!

DOWN NORTH headlines the evening with two performances in their signature “Soul Punk” style. Your favorite band’s favorite band, these dudes know how to get the party started.

www.downnorthband.com

Speaking of signature style, members of THE GRITTY CITY SIRENS Burlesque Troupe will be on site to host the party and show us what they’re workin’ with! Expect captivating and playful performances; with every shimmy and shake the Gritty City Sirens Put the T & A in Tacoma!

www.grittycitysirens.com

DJ BROAM will keep the turntables rockin’ all night with his eclectic booty shakin’ brand of Electro/Pop/Dance. His live mix of today’s cuts and remixes keep the party fresh!

www.djbroam.com

Raffle prizes throughout the evening, and a special Fireball toast at the stroke of 2019!

Secure your spot at The Hottest Party in town! Presale tickets are available on www.brownpapertickets.com, or from your favorite bartender for $20. Tickets are $25 day of show.

SEAHAWKS VS. CARDINALS @1:25pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

CANDY SHOPPE @9pm

CANDY SHOPPE” is an engaging group appealing to a wide-range of music lovers. KNKX’s Paige Hansen is one of the group’s singers. Fun dance hits from Motown to Disco and beyond! The dance floor is always packed 🙂

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

SEAHAWKS VS. CHIEFS @5:20pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

THE KAREEM KANDI BAND @5:00pm (FREE)

“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“

The Weekly Volcano

Live Jazz
all ages welcome
no cover charge

Kareem Kandi – saxophone

www.kareemkandi.com

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

SEAHAWKS VS. 49ERS @1:05pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

PROM DATE MIXTAPE @9pm

After nearly 10 years fronting other tribute bands, Patrick and Daniel have created “Prom Date Mixtape” to bring their unique talents and love of New Wave, Synth-pop and all things 80s to new and existing fans everywhere! With an ALL-STAR line up and a meticulous sound that recreates all the atmosphere and flavor of your favorite 80s hits – and a few you may have forgotten! – The comment we get more than any other is: “I couldn’t tell it was a band when I walked in, I thought it was the record!” $10 cover charge

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

SEAHAWKS VS. VIKINGS @5:15pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

KRYBOYS @9pm

KRYBOYS are the Seattle areas premier cover band offering the highest quality live misic
experience around. From the flash of the lights and lasers to the most energetic,
best sounding performance, a night out with KRYBOYS leaves you with the epic sensation
of a full on rock concert.

STINGSHARK & BOOGIE BOYZ @9pm

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub and Smile Movement Presents, LLC are excited to welcome back, from Seattle, Washington, STINGSHARK! Joining them for the evening, #BoogieBoyz! Grab your #dancingshoes, #smilewarriors, and come on out and party with us! 9:00pm, 21+, $8

Hailing from Seattle Stingshark blends Reggae, Rock, Funk, Soul and other styles with veteran song writing to create great dance tracks that are actually good songs. They released their first album in 2003 “AKA Sting-Fu,” and in 2009 “High Freakuency.” Stingshark has played hundreds of shows and opened for Israel Vibration, Gregory Issacs, Ika Mouse, Morris Day and The Time, just to tag a few.

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

SEAHAWKS VS. 49ers @ 5:20pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

HAIRSTORM @9pm

Come rock at The Swiss with the musical phenoms of HAIRSTORM as they weld a wild tapestry of 80’s metal from Queensryche, GnR, Journey, Night Ranger, Crue, Def Lep, VH, Damn Yankees, AC/DC and more. If you missed Quiet Riot and Skid Row earlier this month, then this is the show for you!

JOYTRIBE, HAIKU & BUNNY N BEAR @9pm

HAIKU is a nutty halfwit neanderthal bringing copious amounts of sheer ruckus to your throat, nose, mouth, and ears. With funky beats backing socially conscious hip-hop, you won’t able to stop smiling. HAIKU POETICS is the coolest thing going on.

BUNNY N BEAR has a sweet sound, specializing in live guitar and computer created instruments.

JOYTRIBE plays Funky, Inspirational grooves that rock your soul or Inspirational, Funky rock that grooves your soul. Come and decide for yourself. This is sure to be an energetic and fun show!

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

MONEY, MONEY, MONDAYS @6pm

Join us for our WEEKLY CASH GIVEAWAY!! Enjoy our Open Mic entertainers and try your luck at taking home CASH MONEY!

The prize pool starts at $100, and accumulates another $100 each week until awarded to a lucky winner!

How it works:

Collect your lucky raffle tickets between 6-9pm.

Receive one ticket just for showing up- no purchase necessary!

Score tickets for every item you buy! Special items are worth Double!

One ticketholder will be called to the stage at 9:15pm to choose a lucky number between 1-10.

Contestant pulls a numbered ball in the hopes of matching their number.

If the numbers match, you win…MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

If not, a $25 Swiss Gift Card for trying!

small print: 21 and over; must be present to win.

SEAHAWKS @ CAROLINA @10am

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

KRYBOYS @9pm

KRYBOYS are the Seattle areas premier cover band offering the highest quality live misic
experience around. From the flash of the lights and lasers to the most energetic,
best sounding performance, a night out with KRYBOYS leaves you with the epic sensation
of a full on rock concert.

GRITTY CITY GIFT FAIR @11-6pm (free)

Great food, entertainment, drink specials all day. The perfect way to do all of your holiday shopping. Come support 25 hand selected vendors who will grace the Swiss with their amazing arts and crafts. Local talent will be providing entertainment from the famed Swiss stage! Enjoy food and drink specials while you shop!

DANCE PARTY WITH DJ RAW ONE @9pm (free)

Come shake off your Thanksgiving Feast with your friends at The Swiss! Your friends and family are back in town, so bring ’em on down! DJ RAW ONE keeps the party rockin’ all night. No cover charge, This one’s on us. Gobble gobble

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Talking Trash: Diets of Urban Wildlife @6:30pm (FREE)

TALKING TRASH: USING GEOCHEMISTRY TO QUANTIFY HUMAN FOOD SOURCES IN THE DIETS OF URBAN WILDLIFE IN TACOMA AND SEATTLE with Dr. Kena-Fox Dobbs, University of Puget Sound.

The most abundant and ubiquitous wildlife species in human-dominated landscapes are mesocarnivores, and here in the Pacific Northwest our urban centers are home to large populations of co-occurring raccoons and opossums. In our study we used the biogeochemistry of hair samples collected from Seattle and Tacoma to estimate trophic structure and the contribution of anthropogenic food sources (primarily human food waste and pet food) to raccoon and opossum diets. We found interesting differences between species, and dietary convergence among sub-populations within each species.

Dr. Kena Fox-Dobbs is an Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Policy at the University of Puget Sound. She and her undergraduate students use biogeochemical approaches to investigate patterns of energy and nutrient flow in modern and ancient ecosystems.

Join us for our monthly Grit City Think& Drink! Learn cool stuff for free.

MONEY, MONEY, MONDAYS @6pm

Join us for our WEEKLY CASH GIVEAWAY!! Enjoy our Open Mic entertainers and try your luck at taking home CASH MONEY!

The prize pool starts at $100, and accumulates another $100 each week until awarded to a lucky winner!

How it works:

Collect your lucky raffle tickets between 6-9pm.

Receive one ticket just for showing up- no purchase necessary!

Score tickets for every item you buy! Special items are worth Double!

One ticketholder will be called to the stage at 9:15pm to choose a lucky number between 1-10.

Contestant pulls a numbered ball in the hopes of matching their number.

If the numbers match, you win…MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

If not, a $25 Swiss Gift Card for trying!

small print: 21 and over; must be present to win.