Soap-Making Class with Wine for One, Two, or Four at Merchant’s Café and Saloon (Up to 56% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Students sip wine at Seattle’s oldest restaurant while learning old-world techniques for making their own soaps

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a soap-making class package for one (a $60 value)
  • $58 for a soap-making class package for two (a $120 value)
  • $105 for a soap-making class package for four (a $240 value)

During classes, students will each be given a glass of wine to enjoy while they learn heirloom techniques for making soaps. Participants add their own scents, oils, and herbs, and then take two of their hand-made soaps home.

Merchant’s Cafe and Saloon

The luminous block letters advertising “Merchants Cafe” nearly overshadow the intriguing tidbit beneath: a sign reading "Established 1890, Seattle’s Oldest Restaurant." Once guests pass through the double-door entrance, though, its historic charms become undeniably clear. Rustic wood floors covered with ornate rugs complement wooden and exposed brick walls, and the stained-glass chandeliers hanging overhead cast a warm glow. Despite the homey 1800s feel, a few modern touches accent the restaurant, including flat-screen TVs around the cherry-wood bar and a menu of contemporary eats. Hearty American entrees, such as hot turkey sandwiches and Angus burgers, are crafted from local, organic ingredients sourced from the likes of Pike Place Market and Bob’s Fruit Stand.

Over the past 120-some years, Merchant’s has accrued quite a colorful history, but most notably operated as a hotel, saloon, and card room in the late 19th century. Today, barkeeps continue the tradition, sans the fist-fights over whose horse is more attractive, by pouring libations including Georgetown and Mac and Jack’s craft beers and wines and spirits from local wineries and distilleries.

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