On Thursday, February 28, 2013, over 150 oyster fans gathered at the SkyLine Level at the Space Needle to celebrate bOYSTERous, an oyster sampling soiree. As they took in views of the city from 100′ up in the air, guests sampled oysters with specially-created mignonettes from the Space Needle, Seastar, Anchovies & Olives, Elliott’s Oyster House, and Coastal Kitchen. Attendees also sampled from a station pairing oysters with a float of Bowmore, and a station offering Kumamoto and Pacific oysters, giving samplers a chance to try to taste the difference between the two varieties. Partygoers sipped on Campari cocktails, Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Boulevardier cocktails, and Stella Artois, Leffe, and Hoegaarden as they took photos in the Seattle Met photo booth and listened to the funky sounds of A Cedar Suede Funk Orchestra. Event sponsors included Campari, Bowmore, Pacific Seafood, Stella Artois, and the Space Needle. All net proceeds from the event benefited the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.