April 2

Searching for Suds

Find cold beer at these South Lake Union hot spots.

Not that you need a good reason to celebrate your love of a good beer, but did you know that National Beer Day is on April 6? From local microbrews to obscure international picks, South Lake Union has plenty to offer Seattle beer lovers.

In need of a place to quench your thirst as we slip into warmer weather? Check out these three beer-friendly businesses in SLU.

TeKu Tavern

Named after the TeKu glass, a gorgeous vessel designed specifically to enhance the experience of drinking craft beer, this sleek, high-tech beer haven serves up local and international brews from the stunning row of 50 taps. You can also browse TeKu’s extensive bottle list, too. 552 Denny Way, tekutavern.beer

Beer taps in a row at a bar.

Downtown Spirits

Need to stock up on local brews for your fridge at home? Downtown Spirits has an incredible variety of beer from all over the world on offer. Aside from its outstanding collection of bottles and cans, you can find a nice variety of kegs, too. If you’re looking for some insider deals, check out Downtown Spirits’ CO-OP membership. For $79.99 a year, you get free unlimited deliveries, 15% off CO-OP items, and access to limited release items. 2300 Seventh Ave, downtownspirits.com

Flatstick Pub

The SLU location of this mini golf spot features a tap list full of local and regional flavors from Stoup Brewery, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Chuckanut Brewing Co, and more. Watch for special events like weekly Duffleboard tourneys (a proprietary game that’s a hybrid of shuffleboard and mini golf) and trivia. 609 Westlake Ave No, flatstickpub.com/south-lake-union

Bar counter with neon sign and TV screens above the bar.

Story by Ethan Chung & photography courtesy of Flatstick Pub & TeKu Tavern.


Bluebill

Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916