As the weather warms up, many Seattle bars and restaurants are well equipped with boozy slushies so diners can get a buzz while beating the heat. During the pandemic, there have been plenty of frozen cocktails available to go, bottled up or available from takeout windows. But bars are also now starting more onsite service as well — and those frozen drinks might be refreshing on one of the many patios popping up around town. Here are some of the best ones worth a brain freeze on a hot day, listed from north to south.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Local officials recommend that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, should wear masks inside restaurants when not eating or drinking. Many bars and restaurants in Seattle (but not all) are also now requiring customers to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for indoor dining; for the latest restrictions, check restaurant websites or official social media pages. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More