Where to Shop for Locally Crafted Liquor
If recent changes to our state’s liquor landscape have left you feeling a little…dispirited, we’re here to help. We’ve scouted out a few neighborhood options that stock a good selection of local craft distillery fare. The U District’s Wine World and Spirits carries the most brands—with nearly three-dozen local distilleries in stock—but you’ll also find plenty to choose from at the stores below. Word to the wise: In most cases, prices displayed are not what you’ll actually pay; download the free “Washington State Liquor Tax Calculator” app (developed by Bellingham’s Laika Systems) to compute the total cost, which includes more than 20 percent in liquor taxes.
Wine World + Spirits U District, 400 NE 45th St.; 206.402.6086; wineworldspirits.com
Esquin Wine Merchants SoDo, 2700 Fourth Ave. S; 206.682.7374; esquin.com
Metropolitan Market Sand Point, 5250 40th Ave. NE; 206.938.6600; metroplitan-market.com
Total Wine & More Bellevue, 699 120th Ave NE; 425.454.1317; totalwine.com
Thriftway West Seattle, 4201 SW Morgan St.; 206.937.0245; westseattlethriftway.com
Ballard Liquor & Wine Ballard, 2840 NW Market St.; 206.706.5892; no website