Also happening tonight: West Seattle Beer Dash

Thanks to Alex for sending news of this – official schedule and all – consider it either an invitation or a warning!

25 Replies to "Also happening tonight: West Seattle Beer Dash"

  • BB December 27, 2007 (9:11 am)

    I read the headline as “Deer Bash”… Need more sleep.

  • Sue December 27, 2007 (9:14 am)

    I don’t know what’s funnier – this event as a whole, or the fact that they recommend the West Seattle Travelodge (or whatever it’s called now) as West Seattle’s “finest” motor inn. :)

  • BobLoblaw December 27, 2007 (9:25 am)

    Sue: I challenge you to name a finer motor inn in all of West Seattle.

  • MJD December 27, 2007 (9:27 am)

    Actually, this gets quite a turnout, if you are near the Junction tonight (8 and later) you won’t be able to miss ’em.

  • clint December 27, 2007 (9:59 am)

    Wow, sounds great… but on a weekday? Anybody know how this event works? Looks like it’s a group with their own tee shirts and everything, but no contact info on the site. Might have to go check it out.

  • Ron Burgundy December 27, 2007 (10:08 am)

    How about the finish location, Maharaja of all places. I think I’d rather finish at Chuck & Sally’s.

  • JumboJim December 27, 2007 (10:20 am)

    Let’s hope they miss us – as in pedestrians and other motorists. For my money and Beer Dash in West Seattle that skips Elliot Bay Brewery and Beveridge Place Pub (beer temple) is probably not worth its name.

    Anyone ever been to this? Any reports?

  • MJD December 27, 2007 (10:48 am)

    I believe this was started 10 years ago by a few West Seattle kids who were home from college for Christmas Break. Quality of beer isn’t a factor as it used to be co-sponsered by Rainier (IMHO). Basically, its like a mobile party attended mostly by those (now) in their early thirties.
    I agree, if quality was the objective, it would be a two bar dash, beginning at Elliot Bay and ending at the Beveridge Place Pub.

  • CMP December 27, 2007 (10:49 am)

    I went last year to a few stops and they have a very good turnout. I don’t think that Elliot Bay Brewery would be able to accommodate all of the people, nor would they probably want to. I believe the beer dash is ‘sponsored’ by Rainier which is probably why those two brew pubs are not on the list. That was the beer of choice at Talarico’s last year and they even ran out of it.

  • GenHillOne December 27, 2007 (11:06 am)

    Raaaaaaain…neeeeeeeeir…beeeeeeeeer (please tell me someone remembers the ad with the motorcycle!) Love that Rainier is still around in some form – now if you could tell me where to find Lucky with the puzzles in the caps I’d be ecstatic.

  • Bonnie December 27, 2007 (11:22 am)

    I remember the Rainier Beer ad! I was just talking about it with my husband the other night. (he remembers too)

    I miss the Rainier Brewery by I-5/West Seattle Bridge exit. Speaking of remembering things, anybody remember when the WS Bridge was the WS Freeway? I still call it that sometimes and get people mixed up.

  • RS December 27, 2007 (11:41 am)

    This list just highlights the lack of good bars in the junction! Elliott Bay is more romper-room family restaurant than bar and Beveridge is too far away to be part of a night out in the junction. Skylark is great, but not close to ANYTHING else. *Sigh* Guess I’ll just pack it in and jump aboard the baby train.

  • Lucy December 27, 2007 (11:56 am)

    RS -I agree with you about Elliot Bay. Every time I go there I feel outta place without a toddler or two in tow :-)
    But I guess the Moms & Dads out there need a place to grab a beer & a bite just like the rest of us.

    Ron Burgundy (love the name!) -I actually like the Maharaja. Go early when all the regulars are there & order up some food with your cocktail. It’s great!

  • Jessica December 27, 2007 (12:12 pm)

    I think you guys are missing the point of the beer dash, here. It is kind of a tongue in cheek event. My friend’s brother was one of the founding fathers of this, and it isn’t about quality beer, its really about the dives in West Seattle that have been around for ages. Why else would it start at the Alki Tav?

    I went a few years back and it really is a fun time. People go out of their way to have sober ways of getting around as well.

  • Jan December 27, 2007 (12:23 pm)

    my daughter has been a participant in the Beer Dash in the past, and she says “It isn’t about good beer at all, its about the lame ass places in West Seattle.”….so there you have it….lol….

  • Jan December 27, 2007 (12:25 pm)

    GenHillOne…that was my favorite Rainier commercial…met the guy a few years ago who thought it up…a feather in his cap, for sure…

  • coffee geek December 27, 2007 (12:54 pm)

    Their site won’t work! :(

  • WSB December 27, 2007 (1:13 pm)

    CG – it just came up for me, might be a momentary flutter. Jessica – thanks for the context. We were wondering why, if it’s a beer dash, Beveridge Place Pub wasn’t on the list? Guess it hasn’t been around long enough :) And to the point of sober ways of getting around, the webpage does feature info on that and talks about designated drivers. WTG.

  • Jeremy December 27, 2007 (2:02 pm)

    I think a beer dash by bike would be the best bet. Just go slow and stay out of the road. Wait, shoot, biking drunk is probably pretty dangerous as well. Forget I said anything.

  • Monsignor Ploppy December 27, 2007 (2:55 pm)

    Viz. the bike pub crawl: It’s been done, by Uber on Aurora last year.

    And no, you can’t get a ticket for being drunk o a bike. ;-)

  • LA in the Junction December 27, 2007 (4:21 pm)

    Hilarious…since Talarico’s doesn’t qualify as “one of the dives in West Seattle that have been around for ages”, it must be one of “the lame ass places in West Seattle”. Sounds right to me. Morbidly overpriced terrible pizza and a pathetic beer list…give me a sixer of ANYTHING micro-brewed in Seattle and Pagliacci any day. But since I’m looking back at my early 30’s I guess this dash isn’t for me after all. Rainer was my beer of choice in college though! Raaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiii….neeeeeeeeeer Beer!
    Keep Clam.

  • hal December 27, 2007 (4:27 pm)

    Talarico’s has not been around for years, but the New Luck Toy was!

  • supernova72 December 28, 2007 (10:44 am)

    I ran into the Beer Dash crowd at the West 5. Didn’t check the schedule first so I didn’t know they were there until I opened the door. When I walked in, the place was jammed with a festive crowd. Since I was hungry and thirsty I came back an hour later to give the staff a break. The count was approx. 100 WSBD ers. Couldn’t tell if any had “dashed” up from Alki but that may not have been the point : – ) The participant shirts looked good.

  • JumboJim December 28, 2007 (12:13 pm)

    Given that the “beer dash” is sponsored by Rainier and isn’t about quality beer why not rename it the “sludge trudge”? No use sullying the good name of beer.

    Hard enough for beer to get respect with all of the ale-uneducated wine snobs around… ;-)

  • Jiggers December 29, 2007 (2:17 pm)


    Talaricos happy hour serves $3 pizza. So no excuses that you can’t afford a slice over their. As of for the beer dash, its just about getting everyone together during the holidays and staying close to home and having a good time. Its lucky enough to have a sponsor like Rainier to help out.

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