"For one minute, nightlife as we know it will cease to exist in Seattle," states a press release posted a few hours ago to the website of the Seattle Nightlife and Music Association, a collective of bar and music industry entities. Tonight, participating clubs will have a "minute of silence" tonight at 11:30 PM to protest the possible re-election of City Attorney Tom Carr, whose Operation Sobering Thought has garnered significant media attention as a perceived threat against the vitality of nightlife in Seattle. As further statements of dissent, the Showbox's marquee will be dark for the night, and the Crocodile will not be open at all.
Other clubs participating in the minute of silence include the Tractor Tavern, Trinity Nightclub, and the Funhouse . After the jump, check out a complete list of all of the participating clubs and bars arranged by neighborhood.
Capitol Hill: Cha Cha Lounge, Century Ballroom, R Place, Seattle Eagle, Baltic Room, Quinns Pub, Havana's, The Saint, The War Room, The Comet Tavern, El Chupacabra, Captain Blacks, Neumos, Moe Bar, Purr, Grey Gallery, Wildrose, The Garage, Lindas, Smith, Oddfellows, The Cuff
Ballard: Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Lock & Keel Inn, Kings Hardware, The Traveler
Belltown: Crocodile Cafe, Shortys, Spitfire Grill, Rendezvouz, Del Rey, Venom, Amber, Tia Lou's, Funhouse, Restaurant Zoe, Matts at the Market