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If there were cocktail list superlatives, the gin and tonic would be voted “Most Popular.” If you don’t know what to order or have a go-to drink, a gin and tonic never fails, especially when it’s made with The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
To celebrate the hopeful spring season and support local bars and restaurants as they rebuild for the future, The Botanist is donating $5 to the Independent Restaurant Coalition for every Botanist & Tonic sold during April and May, up to a total donation of $25,000. Kicking off on National Gin & Tonic Day on April 9, here are some participating locations to find a Botanist & Tonic in Seattle.
If ever you run out of gin and tonic supplies at home, this Edmonds cocktail bar (a converted dentist office) has you covered with takeout Botanist & Tonics. There’s also a heated and covered outdoor patio in both the front and back of the building, and plenty of appetizers.
Pull up a chair in this Maple Valley Italian bistro and order a gin and tonic to pair with the pancetta-spiked baby clams while you peruse the rest of the menu. Stick with the classics, from chicken picatta and bolognese to bone-in ribeyes and shrimp scampi.
This clubby cigar lounge is tucked into BJ’s Bingo Hall and filled with plush couches and lounge chairs, perfect for relaxing with a cigar and a Botanist & Tonic. You can catch a game, relax by a roaring fire, or just contemplate life with the help of a prime rib dip.
Stink Cheese & Meat
Stink is a family-friendly spot in Tacoma that recently reopened for indoor dining. They specialize in charcuterie boards and cheese platters, both of which we’d consider perfect pairings for a gin and tonic.
The Fish Peddler
Take in the great waterfront views of Foss Waterway at this seafood-focused nautical restaurant in Tacoma, currently open for outdoor dining. Grab PNW seafood dishes, including Dungeness crab mac and cheese, a steelhead BLT, or Pacific cod fish and chips.
Gino's At The Point
Perched at the edge of Dash Point, this bistro offers unparalleled views of the Sound (and has a shuttle from a nearby church to alleviate parking woes). Sip a Botanist & Tonic and slurp some local oysters followed by surf and turf or Dungeness crab ravioli.
This classic Tacoma diner is the place to go for all-day breakfast and brunch. Indoor and bar seating are both currently available, including a number of plush booths, which are perfect for enjoying one of their oversized omelets or benedicts – or burgers and fries if the craving for breakfast has already passed.
Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant
This brick-lined Italian bistro in Ruston recently reopened for indoor dining. Don’t miss the steamer clams with a round of cocktails, or consider one of their hearty pastas or pizzas.
Buckley's in Belltown
This clubby neighborhood sports bar in Belltown recently reopened for indoor dining, as well as offering takeout and outdoor seating. There’s a burger on the menu for every palate, as well as heaping mounds of tots and a Botanist & Tonic.
Buckley's on Queen Anne
Grab a seat on the cozy street-side heated patio and try some of Buckley’s elevated pub food, from Thai ribs to towering club sandwiches. Limited indoor seating is also available for anyone looking to watch a game on one of the dozens of TV screens.
The Ballard Cut
This Ballard pub is known for its extensive whiskey collection, and The Botanist is a gin that comes from a whiskey distillery, so it’s no surprise you can find it here. Get a Botanist & Tonic to go with everything from crispy pork belly with Korean barbecue sauce to venison tartare with juniper mignonette. Indoor dining is limited, but there’s also a fully covered, heated outdoor patio.
Revel in the massive outdoor deck and covered beer garden at this Fremont sports bar. There are weekly specials with everything from half-price burgers and taco Tuesday to free outdoor trivia and weekend brunch.
This spot in Lynnwood has a long menu full of classic bar eats, solid Taco Tuesday specials, and, of course, Botanist & Tonics.
Located in the heart of Ballard, Parish NW is the place for Cajun and creole classics, from oyster bisque to po’ boys and fried chicken. There’s limited capacity seating indoor, and an extensive outdoor, street-side heated patio.
Spot harbor porpoises, sea lions, and the occasional whale from the street-side patio at this Alki Beach pizza parlor. Toppings here skew classic, but there’s also an extensive selection of pasta, salads, and sandwiches too.