Fat Tuesday is a little under two weeks away and, though we may not be in New Orleans, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Mardi Gras with the best of ’em. Want to get in on the action, but aren’t sure where to go? Here are a few options for where you can celebrate Mardi Gras in Seattle on Fat Tuesday, which is Tuesday, February 9th.
Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of all Mardi Gras events around Seattle. It’s just a few select events from a few local craft beer spots in and around Seattle.
Now, a few more events are coming up fast at these popular Seattle craft beer spots. Do you like strong beers. Do you like imported beers? Do you like Foie Gras? Do you like beers from The Bruery? Do you like multi-course beer pairing dinners? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading, because I’ve got information on a few events coming up later this week (and next month) that you might want to check out.
There are a few craft beer spots in Seattle that I just don’t visit often enough. My unusual schedule and proximity to the South end of the city can sometimes make it difficult for me to frequent some of the spots I really enjoy in Fremont, Ballard and farther North. Two of those spots are The Sixgill and The Noble Fir, and they both have events coming up in the next week.
If you’re a fan of sour beers, you’ll want to drop by The Sixgill this Saturday. If you’re a fan of beers from breweries out of Chicago, you’ll want to drop by The Noble Fir next Tuesday. Let me fill you in.
The 2014 Fremont Solstice Parade is this weekend. This annual expression of eclectic individuality is a celebration of creativity and a welcoming of Summer, however short it may be, to Seattle. Will you be taking part in this year’s parade; perhaps stripping down, covering yourself in body paint and riding your bicycle along the parade route? Don’t worry; I won’t be participating. You don’t want to see that. I’m too full of good beer and good food.
Whether you decide to participate in the parade or just observe it, parade day is going to be nice and sunny, so you’ll want to cool down with a cold beer after the parade passes by. The Sixgill knows that, which is why they will be providing the Official Beer Garden for this year’s Solstice Parade.
The Sixgill hasn’t been around that long, having just opened their doors back in April of 2013. In the short time since their opening, however, they’ve gained quite a reputation for a great craft beer selection, great cocktails from their full bar and really delicious food. Featuring one of the healthier pub menus in the city, The Sixgill’s regular menu includes such choices as roasted cauliflower, stuffed pardon peppers (stuffed with goat cheese), slated beet salad, fajita steak melt and more.
With Seattle Beer Week kicking off just one week from tomorrow, on May 8th, selecting which events to attend can certainly be a challenge (watch for an article on Craft Beer Monger’s picks for SBW 2014, coming soon). Livers are strained, taxis are hailed and budgets are stretched thin as the ‘week’ (Seattle Beer ‘Week’ is really 10 days long), draws out.