Undertow Comedy Festival

April 26, 27, 28

Historic Venues

  • Black Squid Beer House

    Address: 3001 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    Capacity: 88
    History:
    Black Squid Beerhouse is located in the historic Nelscott district of Lincoln City, in a building that has hosted a variety of businesses; a cement seagull store, a home & garden store, the legendary Oregon Surf Shop, and now the area's most eclectic beer bar. Sara & Andy Hill opened Black Squid Beerhouse in July 2017, with the goal to create the kind of place they love to spend time in- a bottle shop and taproom hybrid that offers a wide variety of beer, cider, wine and mead. With the option to bring your own food, bring your dog, try new draft beer and take bottles and cans to go, there's not a place quite like it in Lincoln City. While living in Portland, Sara & Andy frequented Helium Comedy Club, as well as other stand-up comedy venues as their favorites came into town. The Black Squid has become a local favorite, and the owners are excited to be a part of the community for years to come. The Black Squid will host the information booth for Undertow Comedy Festival as well as a free open mic. So come on by, check out some free comedy or sign up for the open mic and try out that "tight five" you've been working on. You never know who will stop by.


  • The Beach Club

    Address: 2020 NE 22nd St, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    Capacity: 300
    History:
    Built in the 1950’s, the Beach Club was originally home to the Elks Club. This fraternal organization’s lodge served as a staple of the community. It was a home to banquets, weddings, and Lincoln City’s grandest charity balls. The lodge boasted the city’s first racquetball courts, a spa, and the largest dance floor in the county. The Elks Lodge closed in 2014, and In 2015, it risked being torn down.
    The Beach Club is now breathing new life into The Ocean Lake Elks Lodge, lovingly restoring the building to better than original condition. The Lodge’s original dance floor will serve as home to top comedians during Undertow Comedy Festival.


  • The Cultural Center

    Address: 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    Capacity: 200
    History:
    Built in 1927, The Cultural Center began as Delake School. Mr. Hostetler, an early settler, donated about two acres of land for the school. In the late 1920s Henry Hostetler saw the need to construct an elementary school large enough for all the grade school students in the area to attend. The new brick building was designed by Portland architect Charles B. Martin.
    The building now houses The Cultural Center and the Lincoln City Visitor Center. The former gymnasium has been converted into a fully equipped auditorium that will host major performers in the Undertow Comedy Festival.


  • The Eventuary

    Address: The Eventuary Event Center 560 SW Fleet Ave. Lincoln City, OR 97367
    Capacity: 50
    History:
    Built in 1917, this grand old building was originally the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hallock. In 1935 the Hallocks added about 3,000 square feet (including the upstairs, and basement) to open Lincoln City’s first hospital. The hospital had two wards, containing two and three beds respectively, as well as two private rooms. In 1938, Mr. Bateman purchased the building to open a mortuary. This remained the Eventuary’s main use until 2010, where the building sat vacant
    Now reborn as an event center, and christened “The Eventuary,” this unique space will be home to the first comedy festival on the Oregon Coast.


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