Drink up! From eccentric cheese-infused teas to fruity fish bowls, the following are the top 10 fun drink spots in Washington.
Since 2011, Lunchbox Lab has been serving up unique burgers and eclectic cocktails in Seattle. Though the spot is famous for these experimental bites, the real star of the menu are the massive, hand-spun milkshakes. Whether you choose to “keep it virgin” or add some booze, the shakes are a must to try. Some local favorites include the Drunken Elvis, with vanilla ice cream, graham crackers, peanut butter, banana, test tubes filled with Malibu, Pinnacle Whipped Vodka and Irish cream; and the Cinnamon Toast Crunk, with vanilla ice cream, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and a test tube of Sinfire Cinnamon Whiskey. To learn more about Lunchbox Lab, visit lunchboxlab.com.
It should come as no surprise that Matcha Magic in Bellevue is a matcha enthusiast’s match made in heaven. The fun drink spot in Washington, both locally and female owned, offers unique spins on the traditional tea by infusing it with unexpected flavors. Some interesting yet insanely delicious sips include the Toasted MatchaMallow Latte with matcha, marshmallow, plant milk and toasted marshmallow; the Dirty Matcha Horchata with matcha, house-made horchata and a shot of espresso; or try one of the rotating flavors of the month, with this month’s currently featuring the Cinnamon Toast Matcha with matcha, plant milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Five percent of all sales support Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit organization aiding women and non-binary entrepreneurs. To learn more about Matcha Magic, visit matchamagic.com.
You have designer bags, clothes and shoes, but have you had a designer tea? At Drip Tea in Seattle, visitors can enjoy sipping on designer tea with drinks ranging from milk, fruit and blended teas with optional add-ins of boba, jelly, creme, ice cream and more. The fun Washington spot’s drinks get even better with some served up in the most adorable, Insta-worthy bear-shaped containers that come in a mommy and baby bear size. To learn more about Drip Tea, visit thedriptea.com.
Panaderia El Solecito
If you are looking for a fun drink spot in Washington with the most enormous, over-the-top, Insta-friendly drinks, then the TikTok famous Panaderia El Solectio in Yakima is for you. From drinks served up in a bucket or bear-shaped bottle (almost) as big as a toddler to sips in baby bottles, fish bowls and clear cans, these drinks need to be seen to be believed. Each glass is infused with your choice of boba, gummy candy, fruit, cotton candy, cookies and much more fun. To learn more about Panaderia El Solecito, visit instagram.com.
Bobae Coffee & Tea
Speaking of boba, Bobae Coffee & Tea in Kirkland offers some of the most adorable boba sips, with unique preparation methods that are unlike any other shop in the city. The boba shop offers farm-to-straw teas, with its tea blends coming straight from the owner’s family farm in Japan and utilizing locally-sourced ingredients for each sip—meaning no syrups, powders or mixes. Bobae offers some of the prettiest, photo-worthy drinks and is the first boba shop to offer nitro boba, a nitrous-infused addition to make select sips pack more of a punch. To learn more about Bobae Coffee & Tea, visit bobaeusa.com/home.
Atulea in Seattle is a delicious, aesthetically-pleasing tea spot in Seattle, handcrafting traditional milk teas, coffees and specialty matcha sips. On its menu, newcomers might be surprised yet intrigued by a specialty beverage lineup that is also available: Cheese Teas. Before you skip over the unique bevy, cheese teas are a delicious, special additive to traditional sips, composed of whipped cream cheese, milk and sugar. The mixture floats atop your cold drink, giving a creamy element to each glass. Some popular flavors include peach jasmine, rose oolong and chamomile. To learn more about Atulea, visit shopatulea.com/home.
Grounds Coffee Co.
With five locations in Washington, Grounds Coffee Co. is a fun drink spot that is local, family-friendly and offers a menu of unique flavors and fun toppings. Some musts to try include the Otter Pop Lotus with Otter Pops, candy, whipped cream, fruit and Red Bull; the Blended Campfire Swirl, with mini marshmallow, marshmallow drizzle, espresso and caramel sauce; and some seasonal Halloween-inspired sips are on the horizon like the Dracula’s Bride with white chocolate, French vanilla, white coffee and raspberry blood. To learn more about Grounds Coffee Co., visit facebook.com.
Who needs a lid on their drink when Cold Plate tops your cup off with a Panda hat? The panda lids, heart-shaped drink stoppers and stunning color blends are enough to visit Cold Plate in Seattle, but luckily for guests and locals alike, the fun drink spot sips are just as amazing to drink. The lineup features traditional boba and jelly-infused offerings, in addition to slushes like the White Peach or blended sips like the purple Twilight Sparkle topped black pineapple Dole Whip. To learn more about Cold Plate, visit sweethousecom.
If you are looking for a more relaxed, fun drink spot in Seattle, Coffeeholic House is perfect for you. The place boasts an aesthetic, photo-worthy drink menu featuring chic Vietnamese lattes poured into cute broken egg cups. Though the drinks are almost too pretty to sip, the lattes are bold, velvety and so dang good. Some favorites include the Purple Haze with espresso, ube syrup and an ube foam; and the Coffeholic Dream, with drip coffee, salted cheese foam and cocoa. To learn more about Coffeeholic House, visit coffeeholichouse.com.
Tra Tea & Juice Bar
Tra Tea & Juice Bar serves up cold, freshly pressed juice in addition to lattes, milk teas, smoothies and more goodies. The bar serves up these sips in square milk carton-style containers, in addition to a cute robot friend. The drink menu is inspired by Vietnamese sips and offers traditional Saigon and Hanoi coffee. To learn more about Tra Tea & Juice Bar, visit trateabar.com.