Stefan Milne is the arts and culture editor for Seattle Met. He’s a Washington native and earned an M.A. in English from Central Washington University. He’s published journalism, fiction, and poetry in Gargoyle Magazine, The Stranger, and others. You can likely find him reading or cooking vegetables from his garden.

Bar Stool Dispatch

Mr. Darcy’s, Belltown's Lowkey Cocktail and Wine Bar

Good prices, a friendly staff, a low noise levels make this a solid addition to Second Ave.

01/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Barstool Dispatch

5 Tasting Rooms to Try in SoDo

As wineries, distilleries, and breweries boom in the neighborhood, it’s quickly becoming the sampling capital of the city

01/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Hopped Up

Meet PNW, Seattle’s New Cheap Beer

The story behind the tiny, locally owned company that’s competing with big beer.

01/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Barstool Dispatch

Drinking Light: 4 Places to Find Lower Alcohol Drinks

Because nobody likes the word mocktail.

01/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Cidergeist

Locust Cider Lands in Ballard

The Woodinville company brings the neighborhood its first cider taproom.

01/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Tapped Out

Can a Bar Have Too Many Beer Taps?

“If you give people too many choices they almost get overwhelmed and then fall back to what they’re used to."

12/28/2017 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Spirits

Miracle on 2nd: Rob Roy with a Christmas Garnish

The cocktail stalwart hosts a New York–based holiday popup. Here’s why you should go.

12/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Bar Stool Dispatch

Dead Line Goes 'Great Gatsby' on Pioneer Square

The cocktail lounge offers art-deco glitz and more than a little class-based discomfort at First and Yesler.

12/12/2017 By Stefan Milne

Sake Talk

Will Sake Finally Have a Moment in Seattle?

Two of the buzziest new Japanese restaurants both have a draw aside from the food: serious sake programs.

12/06/2017 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Spirits

5 Winter Cocktails to Warm You

Because in the dark of winter sometimes you need to get a little lit.

11/30/2017 By Stefan Milne

Less Wasted

Can a Cocktail Be Sustainable?

A few local businesses are showing us what a more environmentally-friendly cocktail might look like.

11/07/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

The Wine Station—Beacon Hill’s Pretenseless New Wine Nook

The new wine spot lands by the light rail station with a mission of approachability and inclusiveness.

11/02/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Coming Soon: East Trading Company on Pike Street

The apothecary bar from the owner of Eastern Cafe and Oasis Bubble Tea will open in the former Sun Liquor Distillery space.

10/24/2017 By Stefan Milne

Paradise Reconsidered

Seattle's Tiki Bar Scene Makes a Comeback

From Trader Vic’s to Hula Hula, the city has a long, complicated history with tiki bars. Its newest, Navy Strength, is well aware.

10/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Get Wet Hops

5 Fresh Hop Beers Worth Checking Out

They’re only around for a little longer.

10/17/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Commonwealth Evokes an Older Belltown

The new bar from Pintxo owners brings southern food and a lounge vibe to Bell Street.

10/10/2017 By Stefan Milne

Behind Bars

Enter Standard Brewing's New Taproom

And find something old and reliable: a bar.

10/03/2017 By Stefan Milne

Malt Matters

Westland Distillery’s Peat Week Returns

The SoDo single-malt whisperers celebrate smoky whiskeys with a cocktail competition, a peat symposium, and a whole roasted pig.

09/27/2017 By Stefan Milne

Too Late for Lattes

5 Work-Friendly Spots with Quality Booze

Hint: Seek the word "cafe."

09/19/2017 By Stefan Milne

Garageland

Why Redhook's New Brewlab Is in an Old Auto Shop (Sort Of)

Seattle breweries have a long been located in former garages, and Brewlab extends this trend in complex ways.

09/12/2017 By Stefan Milne