A guide to some of the best events at Seattle Cocktail Week

Feb 18 2020, 2:49 pm

It’s a well-known fact that those in the Emerald City love their cocktails. During the first weekend of March 2020, over 100 different brands of spirits will come together to highlight Seattle’s best cocktail concoctions at Seattle Cocktail Week.

The weekend festival will feature multiple events, as well as master classes, seminars, pop-ups, brunches, bar takeovers, and competitions.

With over 45 events to visit, we’ve narrowed it down to seven of our must-do events, one for each day of the festival.

Cocktail Bitters Workshop

 

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Learn to create balanced cocktails by mastering the art of hand-crafted bitters. In the workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic bitters base with different infusions of aromatic plant extracts. The course includes everything you’ll need to take home two 4-oz bottles of bitters.

When: March 2, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Barrel Theif
Admission: $50; tickets available online

Cross-Pollination: A Noble Folks Bartender Exchange Pop-Up

 

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You’re invited to see some of your favorite bartenders in a new light as they swap venues for the evening. Sol Liquor Lounge, Olmstead, Life on Mars, and The Tin Table will all be featuring special menus of Noble Oak Cocktails with $5 of each drink donated to reforestation efforts.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Various locations around Capitol Hill
Admission: Free

Prohibition Persuasions

 

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Try out some of the best prohibition-era cocktails at one of Seattle’s finest bars, The Velvet Elk. The spot has taken techniques passed down from the 1920s to craft their fresh takes on prohibition-style drinks.

When: March 4, 2020
Time: 4 to 11 pm
Where: The Velvet Elk
Admission: Free

Mezcal Happy Hour

 

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Enjoy some of your favorite drinks with an Oaxaca twist. All classic cocktails on happy hour at Pioneer Square D&E will receive a boost of tasty Los Vecinos Mezcal.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 3 to 10 pm
Where: Pioneer Square D&E
Admission: Free

Whiskey Around the World with Brown-Forman

 

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Celebrate International Women’s Day and Seattle Cocktail Week with Women Who Whiskey and Brown-Forman. Included with every ticket is a welcome cocktail, six to eight tastes of whiskey from all over the world, as well as French appetizers, entrees, and dessert from RN74.

When: March 6
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: RN74
Admission: $44; tickets available online

Cocktail District

 

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The Cocktail District is the main attraction of Seattle Cocktail Week and boasts over 100 spirits, eight tasting areas, food trucks, and so much more. You’ll learn all about the various spirits and be able to ask world-class bartenders any and all of your alcohol-related questions. The Cocktail District will represent over 100 brands that you’ll be able to sample and buy to take home, sans tax.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: Times vary based on ticket purchase
Where: Cell Harbor International Conference Center — 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $45.99+; tickets available online or in-person

Drink Like A Girl! Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

 

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Join Women Who Whiskey at Palace Kitchen for a private tasting of Wanderback Whiskey Co.’s limited-edition American single malt whiskeys aged in Oregon.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Palace Kitchen
Admission: $30; tickets are available online