Local Beer, Wine & More At The Whet Spot

The Whet Spot is just a couple of blocks from the inn. It’s really the perfect place to whet your whistle. The owners, Tracy and her fiancee Kelly do a great job of offering locally made beer, wine, ciders and even CBD sparkling waters.

Did you know it’s legal to drink alcohol on Oregon Beaches? It’s true! Oregon has an open container law on their beaches! If you want to get a drink to go The Whet Spot is a great place to buy an artisan beer and take it to the beach!

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The Whet Spot has 20 rotating taps, 3 of which are ciders and 1 is always a gluten-free beer. They also have a huge selection of bottled beers and ciders. To the left is this cool wine holder that keeps the wine extra fresh, by not allowing any oxygen into the bottle. You can imbibe in house or get your drinks to go as we’ve already stated but we didn’t mention this. They even deliver!

Now hear this: The Whet Spot will deliver beer, wine or cider to your room/cabin at the inn for a $2.00 delivery fee or for free if you place an order of over $20.00! Just give them a call!

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One thing we love about The Whet Spot is that they have a great local selection. This is the standard coastal fare.

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Here’s one of the hand-selected wines they have. This wine is called Hauer Of The Dauen. It’s a pinot noir. The grapes are grown on a family farm and the wine is family made in Dayton, Oregon. This wine company doesn’t use a distributer so you cannot find this wine most places, just a handful like The Whet Spot.

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The Whet Spot just recently started carrying these CBD sparkling waters and they taste delish! They have no added sugar so it adds to their chill vibe. We like to have a glass of wine or two in house and get a CBD drink or two for the road.

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Here’s a list of their wines, which as we’ve already stated are local and hand-selected. Check the price point, because these are really affordable wines.

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More wines. The Whet Spot doesn’t serve food, but they do have some chips and nuts available for purchase. Because they don’t serve food, they have relationships with some local restaurants who will deliver food to their establishment if you wish, like the Thai food place next door, or you can order a pizza from the nearby pizza place.

Best of all The Whet Spot is only 1.5 blocks from the inn. They open at 3 pm and close at 9 pm. They are closed on Tuesdays.

The Whet Spot
12 N Holladay Dr, Seaside OR 97138
503.739.74409

Shift Astoria - We Love A Dress With Pockets!

You may already be familiar with Shift Astoria. They make those rad suspender dresses with pockets? We’re not going to lie, we are pretty obsessed with a factory girl, worker woman look that is easy to clean rooms in but is also adorable. What do we mean when we say this? Well, we are talking about a dress that is totally comfy, but has a bit of an old world, vintage look without being fancy or stiff, but still offers some structure. Something you can stretch and kick in (if the occasion presents itself). These suspender dresses are the ideal dress for any sort of badassery you might need to accomplish.

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We were so impressed when we went to Becky’s studio to find that not only is she making these great dresses with pockets but she is also making extended sizes! Her medium is a large and so forth. Her sizing goes up to a 2x, which is really a 3x and the way she designs her clothing they are flattering and forgiving. The suspender dress can be worn different ways. If you are smaller under your chest you can wear it in more of an empire style with the suspenders pulled tighter and if you are blessed with a smaller waist you can bring the suspenders down and wear the dress lower, around your waist. Long story short, these dresses are made to fit many different bodies. Thank you for acknowledging real women’s bodies, Becky!!!

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Here is Becky working away at her cutting/drafting table. She apologized for the messy work space, but we totally understand the creative work isn’t tidy. It’s about the process and finished piece not the messy byproduct.

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These are Becky’s tools - Her sewing machine and serger. She makes many more items than just the suspender dresses. She also makes simple shift dresses, and she just started making a cropped shirt that we totally want to buy when she has them available.

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As Becky showed us around her studio, she excitedly pulled out this old dress, that she called a house dress. She said she knows this one is old and pretty much at the end of it’s life but she wants to use it as a basic pattern for a new dress she wants to make in the future. It would unzip all the way down so you can wear it as almost like a doctor’s coat, with a collar and with pockets A.K.A. a amazing house dress, duh! We’re pretty sure we’re going to need this dress too once she gets this into production.

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We were eyeing this cotton, corduroy suspender dress, but decided to go with the black denim version instead. We absolutely love it!

This is Jen, one of the owners of the Starry Night Inn modeling her new suspender dress. Click on photo to see different angles of the dress.

Becky sells her wares pretty regularly at the Astoria Sunday Market, which is pretty great and worth the trek. It’s about a 25 minute drive from Seaside. If you are a Portlander you can just head home byway of HWY 30 after a jaunt to the Sunday Market.

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There's a new yarn store in town!

This is the perfect time of year to come out to the Coast and sink your hands into quiet work. For some it might be a good book, and for those of us who are creative and cannot sit still, knit and crochet projects are the way to go. Fortunately there is a brand new yarn store in Seaside!

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Times Theatre and Public House

*Update: the Times Theatre and Public House has a website with up to date information regarding movies and their menu, check it out!*

We are so excited to have a new theatre, bar, restaurant, music venue and place for our guests to watch football in town! They show fun, classic and cult classic films and you can dine on great food and drinks while you watch!

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This is where the screen would be. It is lowered for viewing when in use. In this photo it is raised which is how it is kept when not in use to reveal this amazing beer brewing system.

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Each seat is large and comfy with more than your standard cupholder. These chairs have a tray that is plenty big enough for holding your meals and snacks. Above is the balcony area and directly in front of the movie screen are tables and chairs if you want more of a proper dining experience. We are so impressed with the layout and ample space throughout this theatre.

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They have matinees for early birds and as we mentioned they show sports for those who are looking for a HUGE screen experience.

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Here are some upcoming events.

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Here are some of their brunch options and upcoming music.

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They are still refining their menu, but we loved how many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options they have! This menu is a little manhandled, but that is because we might have drooled a little and tried to maintain composure just looking at it.

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This is their beverage menu. Lots of options and they told us cocktail suggestions are coming soon!

The theatre changes out the movie every Friday and some of the upcoming movies are:
Princess Bride
ET
Beetlejuice
Rocky Horror Picture Show