Beer, Wine & Spirits in University Place

Up to 64% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting

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

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six

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

43% Off Wine and Appetizer

Downtown

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Tastings at Scatter Creek Winery

Tenino

$30 $15

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Sample the family-run winery’s reds, whites, and dessert wines, such as their award-winning dry gewurztraminer with hints of elderberry

Up to 51% Off from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

Up to $20 Off Bacon and Beer Classic

Seattle

$59 $49

Munch on bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants, sip 3 oz. pours of craft beer, and enjoy live music and games at Safeco Field

Up to 43% Off a Wine Tasting at In The Red Wine Bar

Phinney Ridge

$30 $17

Red, white, and sparkling wines served in a nostalgia-soaked bar housed in a former furniture store

Up to 50% Off at 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

51% Off Downtown Seattle Distillery Tour

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

Up to 53% Off Distillery Tour with Tasting

Seattle

$50 $25

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Samples of handcrafted moonshine and vodka—both made entirely with local ingredients—follow a tour of the artisinal distillery

Select Local Merchants

Since coming under new ownership in early 2011, Vinum Coffee & Wine Lounge has injected its menu of sandwiches, burgers, and pub fare with shots sparkling wines, smooth espresso drinks, and craft beers. In the kitchen, chefs shuffle together hot and cold sandwiches, keeping things simple with french bread pizza or tomato and brie or recreating Old World flavors with the monte cristo or chicken carbonara from ingredients that include chicken, roasted tomatoes, and a plethora of cheeses. Burgers and hot dogs—having evolved from the same common ancestors as sandwiches—also populate the menu, arriving topped with chili, avocado, grilled mushrooms, and bacon.

To wash down bites, Vinum's bartenders pour craft brews that fall on all points of the taste spectrum, from the light wheat notes of the Haywire Hefeweizen to the moody malts of the Storm King stout. The full bar serves up a wide selection of liquors, a well as wines, such as Massimo Argentina malbec and Maryhill Washington riesling that tint balloon glasses with red and gold hues. Bubbly beverages include sparkling mimosas to soothe nerves after a long week of ogling car washes.

1001 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Every time he begins a new handcrafted batch, winemaker Philip Coates strives to bring out the elemental flavors of his Washington-grown grapes. A limited production schedule lets Philip and his team spend more time on each varietal, de-stemming grapes by hand before fermenting batches with native yeasts and aging them in french oak barrels. Next, they fill, cork, and wax each bottle by hand before applying labels designed by local artists.

Though his repertoire has grown since 21 Cellars’ inception in 2003, Philip’s specialty remains bordeaux varietals, including a 2009 malbec and the 2006 Pont 21 cabernet sauvignon, which _Seattle _ magazine deemed Washington’s top new wine of 2011. Alongside wine by the bottle, staffers pour samples of current wines at weekly tastings at Anthem Coffee and the 21 Cellars’ own tasting room—a cozy grotto lined with oak barrels.

2621 N 21st St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Situated right in Tacoma’s downtown university-and-museum district, Harmon Brewery and Eatery buzzes with out-of-towners and locals alike, all in search of hearty food and frothy microbrews. With a 15-barrel brewery on site, Harmon maintains a steady flow of signature ales, including seasonal varieties, such as a black IPA brewed from five malted barleys and the One Hop Wonder IPA laced with melted Right Said Fred tapes. To complement the pints and the warm, cozy atmosphere—modeled after a ski lodge—the kitchen churns out belly-warming food, such as burgers topped with blue cheese and bacon, homemade stone-baked pizzas, and panko-crusted fish and chips.

1938 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

The third location for Harmon Brewing Company, Harmon Tap Room serves beers freshly made in the site's 15 barrels, contenting barley-hungry palates with year-round ales and seasonal brews. Both beer enthusiasts and infrequent drinkers will approve of Harmon's frosty selection of pints ($4.50), featuring the Great American Beer Festival–winning Brown's Point ESB. Hops habitués with something to prove can dive into the Point Defiance IPA, while those who drink beers as light as a cloud of Peeps can stick to the easy-drinking Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale. Stay to sample hearty pub grub from the Tap House's menu. Pizza cravers may find satisfaction in the veggie-friendly Locally Green pizza ($14), topped with an ambrosial amalgamation of basil pesto, herb potato, caramelized onion, and feta cheese.

204 St Helens Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Heralded in Washington Magazine, Trillium Creek Winery coaxes decadent Dionysian drinks out of homegrown and East Washington grapes. Low-sulfite bottles of syrah ($20) and merlot ($20) begin life as fresh purple bunches, smash their awkward teen years in the wine press, and then mature in the 1,500-square-foot cellar on site. Guests can take complimentary sniffs, sips, and swishes of these two reds and others while stationed near the stone counter of the charming Alsatian tasting room. In what started as a hobby, friendly husband-wife owners Claude and Claudia Gahard have fused their disparate palates to furnish glasses and tongues with many flavors and blends.

17812 18th Street Kp N
Lakebay,
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