THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
After the hubbub of Thanksgiving, abscond to West Seattle's resident arcade bar until the wee hours for a much-needed respite, complete with video games and $3 shots of black label whiskeys and select gins and vodka, as well as $5 drink specials with the same liquors.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
The Beer Junction
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.
Chuck's Hop Shop
Chuck's will drop this year's variants of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout and pull some bottles, including rare and coveted barrel-aged offerings from Fremont Brewing, from their cellar.
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
If the holiday season puts you in a magnanimous mood, grab some rakes and bags and help clean the streets, then enjoy $2 off beers at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery as a reward.
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom, compare versions from 2016-2019 in a vertical tasting, and try three infused varieties.
The Lumber Yard
Come dressed in your most festive tartans and flannels and receive $1 off your drink at White Center's lumberjack-themed LGBTQ bar.
Get your hands on some past variants of Demon Star, Postdoc Brewing's Russian Imperial Stout, and try 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Demon Star and two other barrel-aged beers on tap. Cascade Pizza Co. will be onsite during the afternoon to provide sustenance as you shop.
Enjoy the Homer Simpson-approved pairing of four Reuben's coffee beers made in collaboration with local roaster Kuma Coffee, accompanied by diminutive treats from Scouts Mini Donuts.
TeKu Tavern will pluck some special bottles from their cellars for sale to go and will have other surprises on tap for sipping on the spot.
South Lake Union
Total Wine & More
Show up early to get in line for Goose Island's highly anticipated once-a-year release of their Bourbon County Brand Stout, available at all Total Wine & More locations in Seattle.
Watershed Pub & Kitchen
Want to keep the holiday merriment going? Watershed will tap a fresh firkin of Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA.
NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Take advantage of once-a-year specials, including exclusive deals on wine, merchandise, and "winery experiences" at Chateau Ste. Michelle's tasting room.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Sadly, Sun Liquor's cult-favorite aged eggnog won't be available for retail this year. However, all is not lost: They'll be selling their 2019 Holiday Spirit Blend, the same mixture of bourbon, American single-malt whiskey, aged rum, and apple brandy used to make their classic eggnog, at Metropolitan Market locations so you can mix it into nog yourself, and Sol Liquor Lounge will have limited quantities of aged eggnog available by the glass from December 20-25. You can be the among the first to try this year's batch at a tasting preview this Saturday.