Beer, Wine & Spirits in Downtown

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Purchases of $30 or More at The Wine Alley

The Wine Alley

Cascade-Fairwood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off purchases of $30 or more at The Wine Alley.

Winery or Brewery Experience for One or Two from Lifestyle Valet (Up to 51% Off)

Lifestyle Valet

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

$80 $39

Travel to wineries or breweries throughout the South Sound, learning about beer- or winemaking, meeting experts, and tasting their wares

Wine Tasting with Appetizers for Two or Four at Luso Food and Wine (Up to 53% Off)

Luso Food and Wine

Highland Park

$20 $10

Portuguese and Brazilian imports such as white port and madeira alongside South Asian cuisine

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at 21 Cellars (35% Off)

21 Cellars

North End

$20 $13

In a grotto lined with oak barrels, guests taste award-winning wines from winery specializing in bordeaux varietals

Private Distillery Tour for Two or Hands-On Distilling Day for One at 2bar Spirits (Up to 55% Off)

2bar Spirits

Seattle

$50 $25

Tour the artisinal distillery, or become a worker for a day to help transform local ingredients into handcrafted vodka and whiskey

$23 for a Wine Tasting for Two and a Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Stina's Cellars ($55 Value)

Stina's Cellars

Lakeview

$55 $23

Sample small batch wines such as a dark and fruity syrah amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches

Urban Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four from The Chocolate Box (42% Off)

The Chocolate Box

Downtown

$78 $45

Three-hour tours introduce participants to three local wineries and include chocolate samples to pair with the wine

Speakeasy Distillery Tour for One, Two, or 10 from Local Craft Tours (Up to 22% Off)

Local Craft Tours

Seattle

$89 $69

Spirits experts lead private tours that stop at three small-batch distilleries with ample snacks and cocktails along the way

Distillery Tour for One or Two with Tastings and a T-shirt with Road Dogs Tours (51% Off)

Road Dogs Tours

Seattle Distillery Tour

$79 $39

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The 2.5-hour tour visits at least three local distilleries to explore the distilling process as guests enjoy tastings at each stop

Wine, Whiskey, Small Plates, or Brunch at The Barrel Thief (Up to 50% Off)

The Barrel Thief

Seattle

$20 $10

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Visitors discover new wines, whiskeys, and other spirits in a warm, inviting atmosphere, or sample the weekend waffle brunch

General Admission for 2 or 4 or VIP Admission for 2 to Kirkland Oktoberfest on September 26-28 (Up to 52% Off)

Kirkland Oktoberfest

Marina Park

$20 $10

German beers flow, live music fills the air with a jovial spirit, and authentic German food abounds at three-day celebration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $10 Off Wine Tasting For 2 ($20 Value) at Distefano Winery Ltd

Distefano Winery Ltd

Valley Industrial

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for $10 off wine tasting for 2 ($20 value)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Three Boutique Wineries (Up to 50% Off)

Finn Hill Winery, Convergence Zone Cellars, & Kaella Winery

Finn Hill Winery

$20 $10

Wine made with Washington grapes; tastings held on Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m.

Beer Tastings for Two with a Growler and a Growler Fill at Dirty Bucket Brewing Co. (Up to 39% Off)

Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.

Woodinville

$37.76 $23

Sample five of the nanobrewery's rotating variety of beers, then take one home in a growler

One-Hour Private Wine Tasting for 20 People at Northwest Mountain Winery in Olympia (Up to 70% Off)

Northwest Mountain Winery Olympia

Olympia

$100 $30

Head winemaker Ray Curtis disseminates 30 years of wine knowledge in cozy tasting room as attendees try 8–12 1 oz. samples

Distillery Tour for Two or Four with Bottles at Dry County Distillery (Up to 45% Off) 

Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

Wine Tour for Two or Four on September 27 and 28 from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Design your own route through wine country, visiting any of six participating wineries for tastings and tours

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Stottle Winery (50% Off)

Stottle Winery

Hoodsport

$14 $7

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Two, four, or six guests sample selections of award-winning, handcrafted wine made with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington vineyards

Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Hoodsport Winery (Up to 64% Off)

Hoodsport Winery

Hoodsport

$40 $19

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Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Snack Plates at Heymann Whinery (50% Off)

Heymann Whinery

Heymann Whinery

$40 $20

Sample fruit and grape wines from the winery's inventory while savoring snacks, then take home wine or wine accessories

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with $25 Credit to Spend on Wine at Agate Creek Cellars (51% Off)

Agate Creek Cellars

Chehalis

$35 $17

Winery guests sample a range of vintages, all handmade on-site; specialities include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Barbera

Winery Tour for Two or Four, or Four-Course Dinner for Two at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

Wenatchee

$50 $25

Winemakers demonstrate how different varietals are crafted as groups sip on wines; four-course meal includes wine-blending session

Select Local Merchants

Emerald Downs possesses all the beauty, glory, and betting that occurs at America's classic horse tracks. Jockeys ride thundering horses toward victory as families picnic on the manicured grounds or view the action from grandstand seats or tables at The Rainier Restaurant. Yet there's more to do than watch and wager. Every Saturday, facility managers conduct free tours of the stables during the races. They can also point visitors toward The Gift Horse, a shop in which to pick up equestrian related souvenirs.

2300 Emerald Downs Dr
Auburn,
WA
US

A taste of Northwest Brewing Company's beers is akin to a trip around the world. The brewery, formerly Trade Route Brewing Company, finds inspiration in the trade routes of old, which is why its brewmasters incorporate exotic ingredients such as ginger and palm sugar when crafting each batch with time-honored brewing methods. These eclectic flavors beget distinctive beers, such as the Mango Weizen, which stirs taste buds with Saaz hops and mango puree, and the Midnight ale, which splashes chocolate, crystal, and pale malts with two types of hops to create a dark brew that pairs well with spicy food and glow-in-the-dark steaks. Not content to keep their flavors in liquid form, Northwest Brewing Company also slings a menu of gastropub cuisine—including gourmet pizzas and cheese-slathered pasta dishes— backed by live music every Saturday night.

1091 Valentine Ave SE
Pacific,
WA
US

At The Grape Adventure, a wine bar and restaurant that was recognized by the Washington State Wine Commission as a Grand Award winner in 2010, the menu of inventive tapas and upscale American cuisine teams up with a sprawling list of imported and domestic wines to sate hunger and thirst. The tapas-style avocado-hummus plate serves as a pool in which pita chips and tomatoes play ($8.95) and the steak bruschetta drapes seasoned steak and tomato salad over a warmly toasted baguette augmented by a gorgonzola spread ($9.95).

12930 SE Kent Kangley Rd
Kent,
WA
US

It's nice watching someone else make dinner for a change?especially when the meal prep becomes a full-on show. At Tokyo Steakhouse, chefs bring their culinary skills tableside to entertain diners with flaming onion volcanoes and knife juggling. They can hand-wrap cucumber, green onion, and masago into spicy-tuna sushi rolls, and grill steak, chicken, and fresh vegetables for teppanyaki dishes. Accompany your meal with a specialty cocktail such as the Banzai, which is a mixture of tropical fruit juices, rum, and a splash of almond, and finish the meal on a sweet note with mochi ice cream.

1404 S 320th St.
Federal Way,
WA
US

At The Scotch and Vine, owners David and Jill Pritchard blend upscale, artisan American cuisine, fine wines and scotches, and local, seasonal cuisine. The staff pours libations from more than 210 single malts, blends, bourbons, and ryes, as well as from a wine list that earned an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. With that deep selection to work from, friendly, knowledgeable tenders help diners pair their dinners with the ideal wine, craft beer, or whiskey. In the kitchen, meanwhile, expert chefs sizzle hearty elk burgers, juicy sirloin steaks, tender seared chicken, and roasted beet salads. This cuisine helped Scotch and Vine earn a spot on King5 Best of Western Washington's 2013 list of the area's five Best New American restaurants.

The strains of Spanish guitar and live blues bands form a classy soundtrack to wine tastings or seminars on Scotch-crafting, while plates of fine cheese from regional farms complement the flavors of smoky spirits, frosty brews, and rich red wine. The bistro's cushy leather booths, accents, and soft lighting evoke the image of a grandfather's cozy study or a precocious 6-year old?s tree fort.

22341 Marine View Dr. S
Des Moines,
WA
US

For the past eight years, the annual Oktoberfest Northwest has celebrated German culture and the arrival of autumn with a weekend of German-themed festivities. As revelers sip frosty brews from steins and snack on juicy bratwursts, they watch performers play live German music, a far more enjoyable listening experience than Franz Kafka’s notoriously undanceable audiobooks. A host of hands-on activities complements the food and music, ranging from family-friendly crafts to Hammerschlagen, a drinking game wherein participants compete to drive their nails into a stump of wood the fastest.

110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup,
WA
US

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