Move Over Coffee Shops: Seattle Breweries Are the New Third Space

As Seattle’s brewery scene continues to grow, some taprooms are getting playful. Here’s where to find some fun with your cold one

By Samantha Bushman & Gwendolyn Elliott

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June 4, 2019

This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Back to Class
Ponder life’s big questions at Peddler Brewing Company (Ballard, 1514 NW Leary Way; 360.362.0002), where event programming runs from Astronomy on Tap (featuring talks by astronomers and other scientists, including some from the University of Washington) to Pun Slams and outdoor movie nights.

The New Age
The glass is always half full at Optimism Brewing Company (Capitol Hill, 1158 Broadway; 206.651.5429), a brewhouse that hosts pop-up yoga and barre classes, along with a monthly Seattle Science Slam, in which young scientists “compete” against each other with research presentations, judged by a well-watered audience.

Trivial Pursuits
In addition to rotating game nights, art shows and pop-up markets, weekly pop culture and TV-themed trivia nights (Golden Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Office) at Populuxe Brewing (Ballard, 826 NW 49th St.; 206.706.3400) test how much you think you know about your favorite cult show.

Show Time
Drunk Herstory (a live, female-focused version of the popular History Channel program) and a suds-soaked spectacle called Beerlesque are among the entertainment options at Brouwer’s Café (Fremont, 400 N 35th St.; 206.267.2437), an (almost) anything goes, all-in-good-fun beverage emporium.

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