Wine, Beer, & Cocktails

PNW Pantry

Sparkling Wine with a Washington Wild Side

Gorgiste, a new label from a familiar winemaker, is all about the Columbia Gorge.

03/08/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Zero Proof

Here Are Some Great Places for Nonalcoholic Cocktails

From sports bars to destination restaurants, cocktail programs are serious about making great drinks sans spirits.

01/02/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Four Great Sparkling Wines from Washington

Holiday-ready picks from local wineries that specialize in bubbles.

11/22/2023 By Sean P. Sullivan

Chex Mix and A-Mingle

Holiday Popup Bars Are Definitely a Thing This Year

Get into the holiday spirit with a temporary dive bar, yuletide tiki drinks, retro snacks, even a special holiday tea.

11/21/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Oeno Files

Chateau Ste. Michelle Remains Washington’s Indispensable Winery

Our largest winery may be struggling, but we need it now as much as we ever did.

11/01/2023 By Sean P. Sullivan

One Last Word

Remembering Legendary Barman Murray Stenson

He dusted off a long-forgotten cocktail recipe and put Seattle at the forefront of a movement. But that was only part of why we loved Murray.

09/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion


Love Letters: The Hideout Blends the Best Parts of a Neighborhood Bar and an Art Gallery

First Hill's hidden gem is plastered with paintings, ready to make a collector out of anyone.

07/24/2023 By Allison Williams


Chuck Shin, Man of a Thousand Beers

The founder of Chuck’s Hop Shop built a formidable house of craft beer. Then he invited the rest of us inside.

06/21/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Taprooms with Great Food

You've gotta eat if you're gonna drink. From popups to drinking snacks to a (literal) in-house food truck.

05/25/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Lagers

IPAs are great, but we're entering pilsner season.

05/24/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great New Breweries

Really good beer is cropping up all over town.

05/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Beer to Grab at the Store

Stymied in the beer aisle? Consider these your go-tos.

05/22/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Tea Party (Not that Kind)

Where to Have Afternoon Tea in Seattle

From kid-free sophistication to on-site hats and fascinators. With lots of champagne in between.

02/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries to Visit in Woodinville

The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

01/11/2023 By Sean P. Sullivan

Another Round

This Year Brought Us a Lot of Great Bars

From revamped classics to "Spanish in spirit," even the occasional imaginary intergalactic universe—suddenly cool new hangouts are everywhere.

11/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Our Year in Beer

Rodney Hines Is Tapped into Seattle's Beer Scene

The Métier Brewing Company owner wants our breweries to look more like our city.

10/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Wine

Washington Wine Levels Up

An escape to wine country never looked so good.

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts and Amber Fouts

Fall Wine

What Happens When Smoke Gets in Your Wine

In this era of wildfires, air quality can impact wine quality. Will drinkers notice the difference?

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fall Wine

Woodinville’s Wine Scene Keeps Evolving

Western Washington’s wine country gets a radical face-lift.

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan