When it’s all spectacular outside, you spend less time inside the bar. To lure you back, Suite 410 manager Craig DeBolt is shaving $3 off the price of cocktails during the months of July and August. All the drinks on the bar’s summer menu—including a caipirinha and a mint julep—are $5 this month and next.
Also Eastsiders: Did you know that Barrio’s Mark Sexauer is now working at Milagro Cantina in Kirkland? I didn’t—but a press release just told me that was the case. Will have to look into that. Sexauer’s El Zacatecano cava cocktail will be featured at a wine dinner on Tuesday, July 12 at the restaurant. The meal is $50 and includes, along with the drink, a three course meal. Each course is paired with a wine from Woodinville’s Pomum Cellars. Call Milagro to reserve.
Let’s have a look at where we’ll be drinking this week:
This Wednesday, July 6 Liberty is going tiki, serving up signature cocktails from PKNY (nee Painkiller) in New York City. Truth be told, the tiki gods have not been smiling upon the owners of PKNY—they were forced to change their name over a trademark squabble and have been navigating choppy waters with NYC’s health department. No fun. Know what is fun? Tasty tiki drinks. Liberty promises a super special secret guest as well.
Also on Thursday, Brouwer’s Cafe hosts a Four Roses Bourbon night. From 6pm the bar will be pouring Yellow Label, Single Barrel, Small Batch, Brouwer’s Single Barrel and flights of all four. The bar will also be making custom cocktails with each of the bourbons.
And finally, the West Seattle Summer Fest comes to West Seattle this weekend, July 8-10. Junction wine shop Bin 41 is offering special tastings for the occasion. Tastings will be held on Friday from 6 to 7:30, Saturday from 2:30-4 pm, and Sunday from 12:30-2pm. There’s a bunch of bands playing at the fest too, check out the website for more information.
Next week: Prepare your foies for Bastille Day. I’ll return shortly with the best and booziest Seattle events for celebrating the violent and bloody manner in which France overturned its monarchy.