Be in the Know: NW Distillery & Cocktail Festival

Photo by: Kimberly Swedelius

Skip the bar and impress your friends with the best cocktail party of the century. 

Get your drink on and raise your cocktail glass in celebration of the best party since the Prohibition era at the NW Distillery and Cocktail Festival.  The event is a two-day festival that will feature live music, seminars and an opportunity to taste some of the Emerald City’s best drinks.

Photo by Kimberly Swedelius.

Kick-off the festival (Wednesday, August 8th) with cocktail seminars that focus on professional tasting, mixology and the art of distilling.  Follow up that evening with a cocktail competition and watch the city’s most celebrated bartenders compete for the best cocktail and mixologist in the NW region.  The winner of the competition will be featured at the Grand Tasting event.

The Grand Tasting, which will take place Thursday (August 9th) evening, is the chance to experience craft distillers of Washington and taste savory snacks created by popular Seattle chefs.  There will also be a tonic bar serving non-alcoholic drinks to compliment the Prohibition theme.

Who:  You must be 21 years old or older to attend all festival events.  Restaurant partnerships include: Bastille, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Taste Restaurant, Art of The Table, Hotcakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, Tin Table, Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, Taylor Shellfish Farms and Demitri’s Bloody Mary Mix.  Participating distilleries include: Captive Spirits, Dark Moon Distillery, Parliament Distilling, Oola Distillery, Soft Tail Spirits, Sound Spirits and Sun Liquor.

When: Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 9th.  More details on festival dates and times can be found online.

Where: Herban Feast (3200 First Ave S., Seattle)

How Much: Ticket packages and prices are available online.