It’s the most festive time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by getting a few holiday-themed drinks with friends? The Stranger and EverOut have partnered to bring Holiday Drink Week to Seattle: a week-long event during which Seattle bars and restaurants will be offering festive drink specials. The very first Seattle Holiday Drink Week is running this week from Monday, December 5 through Sunday, December 11. Yep, this is the inaugural year of the event and we’re excited to see it become a Seattle holiday tradition.
Read on for all the details about Seattle’s Holiday Drink Week!
Seattle bars and restaurants that are participating include Gold Bar in Capitol Hill (they have a new location now!), Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails downtown, Sabine in Ballard, and Shelter Lounge in Green Lake. You can use Holiday Drink Week as an excuse to get out and explore Seattle, or you can stick close to your neighborhood. You’ll find participating bars from West Seattle to Sunset Hill. To see the full list, you can consult the handy Holiday Drink Week map.
Now let’s talk about the drink specials. We can’t wait to try as many of these holiday-themed cocktails as possible, but a few in particular stand out. For sweet nostalgia with an adult kick, Lush Bar in Belltown is offering a Peppermint Patti with espresso, peppermint-infused vodka, and chocolate liqueur. If you’re hankering for a beach vacation, you need Shelter Lounge’s tropical rum-based cocktail Snow Brrrd. And if you’re looking for a piping hot beverage to warm you up during Seattle’s cold snap, there’s so many delicious options such as the hot buttered rum drink The Yo-Ho-Ho at Kamp Social House and the Snuggle Up Cider cocktail at Trade Winds Tavern.
There are a few rules as set forth by The Stranger and EverOut. The first and most important rule is, of course, to drink responsibly. Make sure you have a safe ride home lined up or take public transportation. Other than that, they ask that participants in Holiday Drink Week keep the holiday cheer going strong by being patient with servers and staff, tipping bartenders, and ordering food as well to show your support to these Seattle bars and restaurants.
Ready to make merry? You can find out more about Holiday Drink Week on the EverOut event page.
Seattle Holiday Drink Week
When: Monday, December 5 to Sunday, December 11
Where: various Seattle venues