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New Vashon Bar and Butchery Is Worth the Ferry Line

New Vashon Bar and Butchery Is Worth the Ferry Line

Opened since May, The Ruby Brink is a perfect spot for lunch and cocktails

Drinks at The Ruby Brink

James Beard Foundation Returns This Fall With New Cocktail Event

James Beard Foundation Returns This Fall With New Cocktail Event

Raising the Bar will be part of the Taste America series, and tickets are going fast

Amanda Reed from downtown’s Heartwood Provisions will be one of the bartenders at JBF’s new Raising the Bar event

These Seattle Happy Hours Are Hot (In a Good Way)

These Seattle Happy Hours Are Hot (In a Good Way)

Where (and what) to drink to stay cool this summer

Keep your summer humming with better happy hour cocktails at spots like the Teacher’s Lounge.

Life on Mars Lands on Capitol Hill

Life on Mars Lands on Capitol Hill

With it: vinyl, vegan food and creative cocktails

Spin up cool cocktails, vegan eats and vinyl at Life on Mars.

Find the Perfect Local Booze for Father’s Day

Find the Perfect Local Booze for Father’s Day

Struggling to find the perfect gift? It's as simple as picking up a bottle

Find the perfect bottle to buy dad this Father’s Day, no matter his favorite drink is.

An Excellent Neighborhood Bar—With Delicious Drinks—Arrives in North Ballard

An Excellent Neighborhood Bar—With Delicious Drinks—Arrives in North Ballard

Head to Baker's in Sunset Hill for cocktails, both classic and creative new inventions

Uncover well-made drinks in the small – but lovely – Baker’s in Sunset Hill

Welcome Summer With Queen City's Pineapple Riesling Daiquiri

Welcome Summer With Queen City’s Pineapple Riesling Daiquiri

Inspired by a classic, rum and natural wine come together in a refreshing seasonal hit

SUNNY DELIGHT: Myles Burroughs originally created his twist on a classic daiquiri as a daily drink special for Queen City

Cocktail of the Month: Get a Taste of Spring at Bellevue's Civility & Unrest

Cocktail of the Month: Get a Taste of Spring at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest

A blooming array of herbs gives this drink a taste of springtime

GARDEN VARIETY: Bartender Jessie Yoskin dips into the herbs at Civility & Unrest to create a refreshing botanical drink

Sure, Windy City Pies’ Pizzas Are Delish—but Don’t Miss the Drinks

Sure, Windy City Pies’ Pizzas Are Delish—but Don’t Miss the Drinks

Everyone's favorite place for deep dish has a new location, with an impressive list of beverage options

While the Chicago-esque pizza garners deserved praise, don’t miss the Chicago drink-connection at Windy City Pie.

Skål Brings Meat, Mead and More to Ballard

Skål Brings Meat, Mead and More to Ballard

The Nordic bar (with lots of aquavit) has finally opened

Skål’s mead, drinks, meats and mustards are varied and worth savoring.

5 Drinks to Help Celebrate National Poetry Month

5 Drinks to Help Celebrate National Poetry Month

Wax poetic with these delicious drinks from local bars

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Dante at Smith or with another local poetic cocktail.

Cocktail of the Month: A Smoky Play on the Negroni at Seattle's Coltiva

Cocktail of the Month: A Smoky Play on the Negroni at Seattle’s Coltiva

The newly popular Negroni provides inspiration for this smoky cocktail

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: Fifteen years ago, while at a bar in New York City, I had to explain what the Negroni was. Now, there’s a Negroni Week celebrated worldwide, and many bars offer their own variations on the classic Italian drink. The Negroni was…

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