The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill, “The Met,” is a downtown Seattle staple that is famous for having the best steak in the city. Most Seattleites know of the Met as the quintessential steakhouse with an award winning wine program, but what many do not know is that the Met also has an excellent cocktail class program.
Led by E3 Restaurant Group’s Beverage Director, Amanda Reed, the Met’s cocktail classes take place monthly and each class focuses on a specific liquor. In each class, attendees will enjoy three different cocktails, accompanied by a cheese and charcuterie plate. Amanda shares her knowledge of the various cocktails being enjoyed, including a history and background of the drink. Amanda is so vibrant and really knows her liquor, so you are sure to learn a lot in these classes on top of enjoying some delicious cocktails.
On March 17th, there will be an Irish Whiskey Tasting class that is currently sold out, but you can join the waiting list here. Other upcoming classes include:
- Scotch History & Tasting, April 6th, $85/person
- Derby Day Social, May 6th, $75/person
- Gin Cocktails, June 8th, $75/person
You can RSVP for these classes via email. The Met is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, at the corner of Second Avenue and Marion Street. For more information, call 206-624-3287 or visit their website.
Smith Tower is a historic Seattle skyscraper located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. This iconic building has major Prohibition vibes—rum running happened there back in the early 1900s! Excitingly, Smith Tower just recently started a monthly cocktail series where you can experience all of this for yourself.
The cocktail classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. They are two hours long and cost $125 per person. This price includes admission to the Smith Tower Visitor Experience on the date of the class, buffet-style charcuterie appetizers, a guided demonstration for creating four signature cocktails, plus all equipment and ingredients used to craft the featured cocktails. Unleash your inner mixologist and learn to craft classic cocktails like a pro!
Smith Tower is located at 506 Second Avenue in Seattle. For more information, call 206-624-0414 or visit their website.
Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar is a hidden gem located inside Cedarbrook Lodge, an urban oasis near the Seattle airport. Copperleaf is excited to announce a new Spirits Class Series where you can learn about sprits from around the globe.
Join cocktail creators and hosts Duncan Chase and Michelle Rowlett at the celebrated hotel and restaurant in SeaTac, and taste through premium spirits and learn about their flavor profiles and tips for cocktail recipes. Each class features multiple half ounce pours of specially selected liquors, intended to expand your knowledge and go-to bar routine, and help you find new favorites. Copperleaf artfully pairs delicious bites to enhance your tasting experience. Classes are $60 per person, and you can purchase tickets here.
Upcoming classes include:
- Saturday, March 18, 3-5 PM: Gin
- Saturday, April 22, 3-5 PM: Single Malts of the World
- Saturday, May 20, 3-5 PM: Rum
Copperleaf is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle. For more information, visit their website.