Located on Beautiful Vashon Island. Just a Ferry Ride away from
Seattle, Tacoma and Port Orchard. Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi offers American Classics and Sushi at great prices. We feature a Large Selection of Micro Brews on Tap, Bottle Beers & Cocktails. Full Food Menu is Available in the Bar. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout.
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Lunch is Back! Enjoy your favorite Sushi for Lunch. Our Full Lunch Menu is back with all your favorites.
Sunday-Thursday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 9pm (Sushi til 8:30).
Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).
Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down
Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.
Bridging the decidedly funky sounds of the 60s & early 70s–such as the Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the Stax label of Memphis–with a distinct modern sound in the vein of Raphael Saadiq, Alice Russell, Eli Paperboy Reed, and the New Mastersounds; Soul Senate claims their own musical territory with booty shaking grooves, well-crafted arrangements, sizzling horns, and memorable instrumentals and vocal songs.
Each member of the band has over 10-30 years experience on the local or national scene: in sum, playing countless venues & festivals–from Bumbershoot to the 100,000 person West Fest–with experience opening for touring acts like Orgone, Delta Nove, Will Bernard, Roy Ayers, and the Monophonics.
This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.
After another hiatus, High and Lonesome reunited and recently performed at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival last summer, 24 years after the last time they performed there. Earla Harding, founding member of the Wintergrass Blues Festival, recently said that High and Lonesome was one of the greatest local bluegrass bands ever.
The mix of music High and Lonesome will be doing will be solid as a rock classic bluegrass and traditional pre ’70′s classic country music. Islanders will recognize Tab Tabscott on dobro/pedal steel guitar and vocals, as well as John Schubert on guitar and vocals. They will be joined by Pete Martin on mandolin/fiddle, Al Hutteball on bass and Rich Jones on banjo/guitar and vocals.
If you love bluegrass, you’ll love this show! All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover.
Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band.
Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.
Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies.
The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds us. Their brand new CD is amazing, get one at this show while you still can!
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afro beat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.
Cordaviva has performed at such notable Seattle venues as The Triple Door (lounge and main stage), Nectar Lounge, The Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.
“You’ll be in for a real treat when you see Cordaviva… blending Soukous, Afrobeat, and Reggae gives [them] an unexpected edge in the local World music scene and completely sets them apart…[they do] a fantastic job of combining sax, trumpet, percussion, guitars, keys and vocals all while giving each instrument their own spotlight.” -Lindsey Scully, SSG Music
If you missed this band on previous visits to the Bike, now is your chance to see the band everyone was talking about. This is a free all-ages show until 11pm, then 21+ after that.
Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.
The three worked together in the Michael Gotz Quartet back in the mid ‘80s and have since played the occasional outing. Their debut at the Red Bicycle over a year ago was an excellent opportunity for the three to kick off the new incarnation of this group and now it’s become a really exciting project for them all.
Michael Gotz has been performing as a guitarist and pianist for 35 years. His relationship with music began over 40 years ago as soprano soloist with the Sacred Heart Boys Choir. While essentially a jazz player, Michael has performed in a variety of genres including Reggae, Pop and Country.
Keith Lowe, in over thirty years of playing, has yet to meet a musical style that he doesn’t like. He has played and recorded in many different genres, including orchestral, rock electronic ambient, folk, bluegrass, jazz roots and country.
Todd Zimberg has worked in the Puget Sound region as a drummer, percussionist and educator for more than 20 years. On his home Vashon Island, Todd is a member of the Island Jazz Quintet as well as the Portage Fill-Harmonic Big Band. He also maintains a practice in private instruction, has worked as an Artist in Residence in the Vashon Schools as well as for the Washington State Arts Commission. He created and directs a summer youth percussion camp that is now in its 13th year.
In case there are any jazz enthusiasts that are under 21, this is an all-ages free show until 11pm.
Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays perform sultry ballads and jazzy rousers from the era of the divas: Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. Delilah sizzles in front, on vocals, backed by stalwart Vashon Island musicians Greg Dember (piano) , Michael Whitmore (guitar), Toliver Goering (bass) and Dodd Johnson (drums). The Mantarays deliver the standards freshened by an approach influenced by years in rock, experimental and indie music.
Opening for Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays will be Rebekah Kuzma and Andy James. Rebekah Kuzma and Andy James sing with shades of the Everly Brothers, the Swell Season and other harmony duos. Expect music from England, Italy, Appalachia and their record collections.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon.
Jacob Bain, frontman for the group and also a founder of the all-Islander ensemble Trolls Cottage, grew up on Vashon and lives here now. Other band members include Samantha Boshnack on horns, bassist Jeff DeMelle, woodwind whiz Izaak Mills, guitarist Mark Oi, keyboardist and sax man Chris Poage and precussionist Adam Kessler. The group plays an energetic and danceable mix of blues, rock, ska and world pop.
A passion for social and musical outreach has taken the group around the globe. Working with a nonprofit called Learn Africa, Publish the Quest has made several recent trips to Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Mali, Poland, Portugal and Spain, where band members have played in festivals and music halls, recorded with local artists, and conducted music workshops and jam sessions with under-privileged children. On their most recent trip to Zimbabwe, this summer, the band brought along a trove of donated instruments and soccer balls to give to kids in Harare and Hatcliffe Extension, a slum just outside the city.
An impressive roster of international stars has collaborated with the band — Femi Kuti, Nneka Lucia Egbuna, Matt Chamberlain, Eyvind Kang, Radioactive, Oliver Mtukudzi and Vieux Farka Touré have joined forces with the group on recordings and in concert. A recent single, “Sodade,” was recorded with Cape Verdean vocalist Laise Sanches, with all proceeds from the sale of the song going to benefit the cause of arts education in Africa.
Bain said he has found great inspiration in working with kids and musicians in Africa — people he said had “an insatiable appetite for music.” To share the healing aspects of music with children in Africa, he said, has been a joy.
Publish the Quest’s latest album is called “Then What!?”, and Bain said he is currently working on a new album as well as a short film that will document the band’s work in Africa. This comes after a recent successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund these projects.
The show starts at 9 p.m. at Red Bicycle Bistro. It’s an all-ages show until 11 p.m., and for ages 21 and older after that. There is an $8 cover charge.
The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life.
Live performances are power-packed and the performers animated and engaging. Playing over 40 shows last year around Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California, the band now has an official music video, 4 live in-studio radio performances, and two albums under its belt: the self-titled debut, The Highlife, (2011) followed by What’s To Come, (2013).
This is a free all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that.