Cheers with Beers this New Year!

Looking for a place to ring in the New Year with good beer and good cheer? Most places are open New Year’s Eve, with many staying open for the full enchilada while others close early so they can party down with the rest of us.

Ringing in the New Year:

Anacortes Rockfish, Anacortes – with live music from Bobby Holland and the Breadline

Beveridge Place Pub, West Seattle – with goofy hats, noisemakers and bubblies

The Cask, West Seattle – with sparkling wines and party favors

Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham – with live music from Vaughn Kreestoe, Polecat and DJ Einstein

Green Frog Acoustic Tavern, Bellingham – with live music from SmokeWagon

Hale’s Ales, Frelard – Moisture Festival in the Palladium

Moisture Festival at Hale's Palladium

Harmon Pub and Brewery, Tacoma – with live music from Maria Santell and House Blend

Naked City, Greenwood – open normal hours (4 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop – with live music from RT Jr. Band

Trade Route Brewing, Pacific – with live music from Band of Brothers

Not WA, but we love it:
Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River – with live music by Tony Smiley (we heard this dude at Double Mountain last year and he blew our minds)

Open but Closing Before Midnight

7 Seas Brewing Taproom, Gig Harbor – open 3 to 6 p.m.

Airways Brewing, Kent – open 4 to 8 p.m.

Black Raven Brewing, Redmond – open noon to 10 p.m.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, Bellingham – special New Year’s dinner for two, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Diamond Knot B2 Taproom, Mukilteo – open 3 to 8 p.m.

Silver City, Silverdale – open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As usual please add your updates in the comments below.

Happy New Year! Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy new year!

–  Kim and Kendall!


  1. Just learned on Facebook that Valholl Brewing (in Poulsbo) will be open New Years Eve from 1:00 – 5:00 pouring beer in their brand new taproom. I don’t think this is their grand opening, or even a soft opening, but they’ll be pouring a limited number of growlers and at least six beers. Cash Only! 20186 Suite B Front Street NE in Poulsbo.

  2. Uber Tavern is tapping into some special stuff to ring in the new year:
    FRIDAY DEC 31st (NYE) – “Baller status” mother load of keg tappings:
    1) – 2009 J.W. Lee’s Vintage Harvest Ale
    2) – 2009 Vintage Cascade Sang Noir
    3) – 2010 Cascade Sang Noir
    4) – $3 PINTS (all day/night) of Black Raven Trickster IPA
    — All tapped when they open at noon.

  3. This just in from Brouwer’s Cafe, where they’ll be tapping interesting beers as the ball drops.
    On Tap at 6pm
    Russian River Consecration
    Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Russian River Supplication

    On Tap at 7pm
    Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
    Midnight Sun Obliteration VII American Imperial Stout

    On Tap at 8pm
    Firestone Walker 14

    On Tap at 9pm
    Hair of the Dog Matt (Bottleworks 10th anniversary)

    On Tap at 10pm
    Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks 9th anniversary)

  4. For DIY party’ers, choose from 1,000 beers at 99 Bottles. Just 2 blocks west off I-5 EXIT 142B at Crossings Center in Federal Way. Check out the champagne beers: DeuS, Malheur and Lust, as well as Finnriver champagne cider, while supplies last. There’s also plenty of corked-n-caged bottles that give a celebratory “pop” when opened. Celebrate with a special beer this year!

    Thursday 12/30 & Friday 12/31 open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

    Please note the following seasonal closures:
    99 Bottles will be closed New Year’s Day (Saturday, 1/1) for our annual day of rest. We will also be closed Sunday 1/2 & Monday 1/3 for annual inventory….sorry folks, it’s just impossible to sell and count at the same time. Resuming regular hours on Tuesday 1/4 at 10:00AM. Stop in on Friday to stock up for the weekend.

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