Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience benefiting The World Is Fun (TWIF). On April 14 and 15, indoors at Fremont Studios, Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest hosts the ultimate pop-up bar complete with tailor made tasting experiences certain to delight every guests’ palate.
About Our Beneficiary
The World is Fun is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization on a mission to provide exciting ways for you to get involved in your community. By creating original, signature events and revamping established charitable programs through partnerships with local businesses and other nonprofit organizations, TWIF connects people with unique volunteer opportunities catered to fit each person’s interests, passions and busy schedules.
Note: Last call is 45 minutes before event end and taps close 30 minutes before event end.
Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103
Will There Be Food?
Yes! Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is celebrating Seattle’s fastest rising trend and bringing the Lumpia World mobile truck to be the taste of the festival. The city’s most unique flavors are coming out of mobile kitchens, and Lumpia World is no different. Their menu, which includes a variety of Lumpia flavors and unique creations such as Island Mac, is an excellent accompaniment to what’s pouring.
Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and call a cab.
How Do Tokens Work?
We know you still have questions…
Where is Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest held?
The event is held indoors Fremont Studios, which is located at 155 N. 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103, in the heart of Fremont. The event is close to a large selection of restaurants, bars and shopping. Click here for directions
What are the Hours of Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest?
Are there bathrooms inside Fremont Studios?
Yes. And they are really, really clean.
Where can I find parking?
Don’t drive. Be safe and take a cab, Uber, Lift, or the good ‘ol Metro. If YOU HAVE TO drive, Fremont has limited street parking available, may the odds be ever in your favor!
There are also several U-Park lots in Fremont. The following paid parking lots will be available during the event:
How much does it cost to get in?
Depends on when you purchase your tickets! Our advice, buy tickets February 13 – April 13 to save yourself some dough.
All tickets are good for one day only.
Can I buy advanced tickets?
Yes! Advanced tickets will be available to purchase online on February 13, 2017. Be sure to print out your ticket and bring it with you to the festival.
What are the benefits of buying advance tickets?
Let’s be honest, there are two things we all hate in life: spending extra money and standing in lines. By buying your tickets before April 14 you will save $10 and allows you to skip the line by heading in through the Advanced Tickets Entrance. Win-win!
How do online tickets work?
1. Purchase your ticket online
2. Print out your ticket
3. Bring your printed ticket to the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest entrance. No reprinting capacities are available… inks expensive yo!
Or, for you smart phone lovers, we have the capabilities to scan the ticket off of your phone.
What is the appropriate ID to get in?
The WA Liquor Control Board will accept 1) a driver’s license with a photo from any state; 2) a current passport; 3) a DMV identification card; and 4) a military card. The state identification card and/or the military card must bear a picture of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.
What is Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest’s Guest Conduct Policy?
The festival has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests and the public from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by event management can result in ejection and possible arrest.
Event management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival. Additionally, the festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.
Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
The festival reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by event management.
Does Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest accept credit cards or checks?
Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest accepts cash, Mastercard, Discover, and Visa. Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest does not accept checks.
Is there re-entry at Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest?
Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is a No Re-Entry Event. Please plan accordingly as you will not be able to return to the festival after you leave. However, we will have an outside smokers Patio and Food Truck that can be accessed without leaving the festival.
Can I bring my child?
No. This is a 21 and over only event. We are heart attack serious.
What is the deal with glasses and tokens?
The Beer & Spirits Admission and the Beer Admission includes a 5 oz commemorative tasting glass. Volunteers will not pour beer or wine into anything else. Volunteers will also not take cash in exchange for samples (nice try). This is where your tokens come into play. Hand ‘em over…get your beer sample.
When do admission and extra token sales cease?
On both Friday and Saturday admission and tokens sales will stop at 11:00pm, precisely one half-hour before the taps are closed at 11:30pm. Be aware of this when scheduling your visit to the festival. We want you to be happy. So arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the festival.
When do taps shut down?
Taps will shut down at 11:30pm. The event will announce a last call at 11:15pm. No beer will be served after 11:30pm. The festival closes at 12:00am.
Is there any food at the Festival?
Heck yea. We will have one food truck right outside of Fremont Studios, and we’ll have warm, soft pretzels for purchase. It wouldn’t be a Seattle festival without a food truck, right?
Is smoking allowed?
There is no smoking allowed inside the festival, but there is a smoking patio available for guests. We ask that you do not litter and use the cigarette cans located on the patio. Remember that Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is a no re-entry event.
What about designated drivers?
If you are part of a group and plan to drink, assign a designated driver or take a cab. Designated drivers can purchase a Non-Tasting Admission in order to enter the festival. This admission includes water and soda tickets redeemable at the Bottle Shop.
What if I purchase a Non Tasting Admission, but decide I want to drink?
A little wishy, washy are you? Not to fear, you may purchase a tasting glass and tokens at the Bottle Shop booth located inside the event.
What if the person I’m with doesn’t drink? Do they have to pay?
Guests (including designated drivers), who are not drinking, will have to purchase a Non-Tasting Admission in order to enter the festival. Four water and soda tickets will be included in the price of the admission.
Can I use the old wooden tokens?
You can try, but it won’t work. And don’t even think about trying to use last year’s plastic tokens, we’ve switched up the color on you tricksters.
Can I purchase wine/beer/spirits/cider at the event?
Spirits featured in the Single Malt Scotch and Irish Whiskey flights will be available for purchase at the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest Bottle Shop. Best part? NO SALES TAX! Check out more info on our Bottle Shop.