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Boozy Slushies in Seattle Worth the Brain Freeze

Where to drink frozen cocktails when it's hot as hell

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Seattle summer is here, with balmy weather on the horizon for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, these Seattle bars and restaurants are well equipped with boozy slushies so diners can get a buzz while beating the heat. These are basically frozen cocktails, blended to order or available pre-made from slush machines that keep the drinks churning, and they’re worth the brain freeze on a dry, hot day.

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1. Union Saloon

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3645 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle
WA, 98103
(206) 547-2280
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Did someone say brunch slushy? Warm and welcoming Union Saloon in Wallingford wets the whistle with a slushy Bloody Mary and a frozen Ramos Fizz at brunch. Both go down easily at this convivial combination of neighborhood watering hole and high-brow comfort-food restaurant.

2. Bait Shop

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606 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 420-8742
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The dangerously delicious Painkiller at Bait Shop is a tropical mix of rum, pineapple, coconut, and orange juice, topped with nutmeg. It’s the perfect place to start or end a night of revelry on Capitol Hill.

3. Ba Bar (SLU)

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500 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 328-2030
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If the downtown or South Lake Union office is without air conditioning, Ba Bar is a place of refuge. Boozy slushy machines — a throwback to the ice cold sodas of owner Eric Banh's youth in Saigon — churn excellent creations from bar director John Christensen, all of which lean tropical and burst with the flavors of Southeast Asia.

4. Bar Harbor

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1200, 400 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 922-3288
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What could be better than boozy slushies paired with lobster rolls and clam dip, all scarfed on Bar Harbor's patio? This spot is an oasis in the middle of hectic South Lake Union, and the perfect place to kill time while the traffic clears.

5. Nacho Borracho

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209 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 466-2434
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It gets pretty darn hot in Nacho Borracho, but frozen cocktails like the avocado margarita and pink guava Moscow mule should help. The Capitol Hill dive bar is also home to excellent taco window in El Xolo, so there’s good food to help offset a sugary-drink hangover.

6. Rachel's Ginger Beer

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1510 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

There are three enticing options for boozy slushies at RGB on Capitol Hill, including the coconut dark and stormy and a frozen mule. The fern-filled space has a small patio and big, open windows for plenty of fresh air and people watching. It all goes well with the spicy chicken sandwiches from the Ma’ono walk-up window.

7. Tanakasan

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2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 812-8412
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Sake slushies at Tanakasan include the Ruby Red, with aperol and pamplemousse; the Pucker Up, with passionfruit; and the Pineapple Crush, with midori and pineapple. The airy, modern Belltown space makes a great after-work hangout, and the excellent food makes it easy to linger into dinner.

8. Barrio

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1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 588-8105
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Dark, moody Barrio on Capitol Hill added a slushy machine a couple of summers ago. There’s currently a Frosé Sangria on offer, which involves rose, singani, triple sec, guava, and citrus. The bar promises to add a second option soon, too.

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9. Bottlehouse

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1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 708-7164
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Madrona's delightful Bottlehouse, with its charming garden patio, serves frosé, made with a dry rosé, citrus, and a hint of sweetness for balance. Paired with a cheese plate, the entire experience is tough to beat.

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10. Canon

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928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 552-9755
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A bar renowned for its over-the-top cocktails has to have a frozen option. The Central District’s refined Canon rotates its selection seasonally, with the latest offering called Crockett & Tubbs, with strawberry daiquiri, pina colada ice cream, and bitters.

11. Central Smoke Bar & Smokery

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1305 E Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-7090
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Central Smoke’s lovely Central District patio seems made for frozen cocktail enjoyment. Bar manager Tyler Moore makes a mean frose, and there’s a rotating boozy slushy perfectly calibrated for the restaurant’s spicy-smoky food.

12. Quality Athletics

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115 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 420-3015
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At Quality Athletics, there's a rotating frozen cocktail dubbed "The Seattle Freeze," dispensed from a slushy machine. It pairs well with the high-end pub grub at this gussied-up sports bar, and is especially tasty on the patio next to the fire pits.

13. Supreme

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4521 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

West Seattle’s fantastic throwback pizzeria, Supreme, serves huge, thin, sort-of New York-style crust with toppings like pepperoni, Italian sausage, and mushrooms on red or white sauces. And they all go down well with the pizzeria’s well-loved slushies, which includes concoctions like the Supreme-Sicle (whipped cream vodka with orange liqueur and passion fruit puree). The new U District location serves the same menu.

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14. Super Six

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3714 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 420-1201
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The Marination team’s Columbia City outpost nails its Hawaiian-Korean dishes and its tropically inclined original cocktails. Among the frozen options on the booze menu is the Lava Flow: a pina colada, strawberry, and banana combination.

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15. New Luck Toy

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5905 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 971-0698
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The cocktails at this divey West Seattle bar are dominated by multiple slushy machines, which pump frozen classics, like the Singapore Sling or Hurricane, and plays on favorites, like the "Lucky" Colada or the strawberry and prickly pear margarita, into charming mugs.

16. Bar Ciudad

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1210 S Bailey St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 717-2984
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The sibling bar to Georgetown's grill-centric restaurant, Ciudad, offers rotisserie chicken and cocktails for enjoyment on the large patio. Slushy cocktails are in the booze rotation, which also includes plenty of original concoctions.

17. Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

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1521 SW 98th St
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 693-2493
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Bok a Bok, specializing in Korean fried chicken, also has a soju slushy on the booze menu. It’s worth squeezing into the small White Center restaurant for a boozy brain freeze and some darn tasty chicken.

1. Union Saloon

3645 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103

Did someone say brunch slushy? Warm and welcoming Union Saloon in Wallingford wets the whistle with a slushy Bloody Mary and a frozen Ramos Fizz at brunch. Both go down easily at this convivial combination of neighborhood watering hole and high-brow comfort-food restaurant.

3645 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle
WA, 98103

2. Bait Shop

606 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

The dangerously delicious Painkiller at Bait Shop is a tropical mix of rum, pineapple, coconut, and orange juice, topped with nutmeg. It’s the perfect place to start or end a night of revelry on Capitol Hill.

606 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

3. Ba Bar (SLU)

500 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

If the downtown or South Lake Union office is without air conditioning, Ba Bar is a place of refuge. Boozy slushy machines — a throwback to the ice cold sodas of owner Eric Banh's youth in Saigon — churn excellent creations from bar director John Christensen, all of which lean tropical and burst with the flavors of Southeast Asia.

500 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Bar Harbor

1200, 400 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

What could be better than boozy slushies paired with lobster rolls and clam dip, all scarfed on Bar Harbor's patio? This spot is an oasis in the middle of hectic South Lake Union, and the perfect place to kill time while the traffic clears.

1200, 400 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Nacho Borracho

209 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

It gets pretty darn hot in Nacho Borracho, but frozen cocktails like the avocado margarita and pink guava Moscow mule should help. The Capitol Hill dive bar is also home to excellent taco window in El Xolo, so there’s good food to help offset a sugary-drink hangover.

209 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

6. Rachel's Ginger Beer

1510 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

There are three enticing options for boozy slushies at RGB on Capitol Hill, including the coconut dark and stormy and a frozen mule. The fern-filled space has a small patio and big, open windows for plenty of fresh air and people watching. It all goes well with the spicy chicken sandwiches from the Ma’ono walk-up window.

1510 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Tanakasan

2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Sake slushies at Tanakasan include the Ruby Red, with aperol and pamplemousse; the Pucker Up, with passionfruit; and the Pineapple Crush, with midori and pineapple. The airy, modern Belltown space makes a great after-work hangout, and the excellent food makes it easy to linger into dinner.

2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

8. Barrio

1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Dark, moody Barrio on Capitol Hill added a slushy machine a couple of summers ago. There’s currently a Frosé Sangria on offer, which involves rose, singani, triple sec, guava, and citrus. The bar promises to add a second option soon, too.

1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Bottlehouse

1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Courtesy of Bottlehouse

Madrona's delightful Bottlehouse, with its charming garden patio, serves frosé, made with a dry rosé, citrus, and a hint of sweetness for balance. Paired with a cheese plate, the entire experience is tough to beat.

1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Canon

928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

A bar renowned for its over-the-top cocktails has to have a frozen option. The Central District’s refined Canon rotates its selection seasonally, with the latest offering called Crockett & Tubbs, with strawberry daiquiri, pina colada ice cream, and bitters.

928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

11. Central Smoke Bar & Smokery

1305 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122

Central Smoke’s lovely Central District patio seems made for frozen cocktail enjoyment. Bar manager Tyler Moore makes a mean frose, and there’s a rotating boozy slushy perfectly calibrated for the restaurant’s spicy-smoky food.

1305 E Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98122

12. Quality Athletics

115 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

At Quality Athletics, there's a rotating frozen cocktail dubbed "The Seattle Freeze," dispensed from a slushy machine. It pairs well with the high-end pub grub at this gussied-up sports bar, and is especially tasty on the patio next to the fire pits.

115 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

13. Supreme

4521 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Courtesy of Supreme

West Seattle’s fantastic throwback pizzeria, Supreme, serves huge, thin, sort-of New York-style crust with toppings like pepperoni, Italian sausage, and mushrooms on red or white sauces. And they all go down well with the pizzeria’s well-loved slushies, which includes concoctions like the Supreme-Sicle (whipped cream vodka with orange liqueur and passion fruit puree). The new U District location serves the same menu.

4521 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

14. Super Six

3714 S Hudson St, Seattle, WA 98118
John Beck

The Marination team’s Columbia City outpost nails its Hawaiian-Korean dishes and its tropically inclined original cocktails. Among the frozen options on the booze menu is the Lava Flow: a pina colada, strawberry, and banana combination.

3714 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98118

15. New Luck Toy

5905 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

The cocktails at this divey West Seattle bar are dominated by multiple slushy machines, which pump frozen classics, like the Singapore Sling or Hurricane, and plays on favorites, like the "Lucky" Colada or the strawberry and prickly pear margarita, into charming mugs.

5905 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

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16. Bar Ciudad

1210 S Bailey St, Seattle, WA 98108

The sibling bar to Georgetown's grill-centric restaurant, Ciudad, offers rotisserie chicken and cocktails for enjoyment on the large patio. Slushy cocktails are in the booze rotation, which also includes plenty of original concoctions.

1210 S Bailey St
Seattle, WA 98108

17. Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

1521 SW 98th St, Seattle, WA 98106

Bok a Bok, specializing in Korean fried chicken, also has a soju slushy on the booze menu. It’s worth squeezing into the small White Center restaurant for a boozy brain freeze and some darn tasty chicken.

1521 SW 98th St
Seattle, WA 98106

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