Community February 1, 2022

Enjoy a Fun Night Out in North Kitsap

If this winter weather is getting you down, shake things up with a night out in North Kitsap. From excellent food and drink options to live music and creative activities, there are many fun things to do here. Check out these unique suggestions below.

Enjoy Wine, Food, and Live Music at d’Vine Wines

A popular place for friends and loved ones, d’Vine Wines is a great spot for a night out in Kingston. Just steps away from the Kingston Ferry Terminal, you can easily stop in for a glass of wine or enjoy it with dinner. They have indoor and outdoor seating, a wonderful wine selection, and they frequently host live music. Check out their updated menu, which includes tasty small plates like bacon-wrapped dates and flatbreads, as well as entrees like butternut squash risotto and Thai green curry shrimp.

For Valentine’s Day, they are offering a romantic brunch either on Saturday, Feb. 12th or Sunday, Feb. 13th. Additionally, you and your Valentine can enjoy dinner and live jazz on Saturday, Feb. 12th. Reservations are highly recommended. Follow d’Vine Wines’ Facebook page for additional information and updates.

Go on a Ghost Walk in Port Gamble

For something totally different, learn about Port Gamble’s history of the paranormal with a guided tour led by local expert, Paranormal Pete (who has his own show). The next tour is on Saturday, Feb. 19th and there are other ghost tours scheduled as well. Tickets are $25 and the tour starts at 7:00PM at the Port Gamble Historic Museum. From there, you’ll tour some of the more active places in town, including the cemetery and the Walker-Ames House, which is the most haunted house in Washington state. Check out our video of the Walker Ames House, which we shot with Paranormal Pete last October.

Grab a Pint & Watch or Play a Game at Downpour Brewing

For a casual night of fun, head to Downpour Brewing, just four blocks up from Kingston’s Ferry Terminal. It’s a popular local spot where you can watch a game or play one of their many board games. They’re known for great beer, friendly staff, open mic nights, and food truck pop-ups. They have indoor seating as well as a covered, outdoor beer garden. You are also welcome to bring in food from other places to enjoy there with your beer. Follow Downpour’s Facebook page for updates and events.

Get Creative at Dancing Brush Studio

A visit to Dancing Brush Studio makes for a unique, artsy night out. Whether you consider yourself a creative person or not, we can all use time getting in touch with our creative side. Paint your own pottery with friends or a loved one either in their downtown Poulsbo studio or at home by purchasing one of their take-home kits. If you want to paint at the studio, call in advance to reserve your table: (360) 598-3800. From cappuccino mugs to gnomes, platters to wine glasses – there are so many interesting things you can paint. For ideas and details, check out Dancing Brush Studio’s Facebook page.

Listen to Live Music at the Manor House

There’s nothing like experiencing live music, and there are many shows coming up on Bainbridge Island, specifically on the south end in the Manor House at Pleasant Beach Village. This series features everything from Latin jazz to alternative rock, indie folk to classical music. Tickets range from $25 – $40. There’s a full-service bar and snacks available for purchase. The 1920’s Tudor-style Manor House is a beautiful place to explore and is near many delightful eateries and boutiques.

Watch a Movie at the Firehouse Theater

Kingston’s Firehouse Theater offers a unique movie-going experience. They have excellent movie options, popcorn with real melted butter, and staff members who introduce each movie with bits of trivia and news on upcoming events. It’s a welcoming, cozy place, and they even offer movies for just $6 on Wednesdays.

Want to have the theater all to yourself? Well, you actually can rent out this theater for your own private event! You can either rent the Back Stage theater for $99 or the Main Stage for $175 (both for 2 hours with a 50% non-refundable deposit). And, concessions are available for your private rental.

Upcoming events at the Firehouse include a free Superbowl event on Feb. 13th where you can watch the game on the big screen. On February 14th, they’re hosting a Valentine’s Day Movie and Trivia Night from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. To stay “in the know”, follow the Firehouse Theater’s Facebook page.