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Holiday cheers! Where to Find Festive Cocktails in Bellevue

December 10, 2021 - by Sandy Vo

Holiday Cheers!
Where to Find Festive Cocktails in Bellevue

The lights and festive decorations are up, and holiday celebrations are in full swing! To fully embrace Bellevue's Season of Cheer, why not toast to the holidays with a seasonal cocktail? Here are some favorite spots to enjoy a winter cocktail in Downtown Bellevue -- guaranteed to stir up some cheer!

Rouge Cocktail Lounge

The new and exciting Rouge Cocktail Lounge has freshly opened in Old Bellevue serving small sips and bites with a cozy atmosphere. It's a perfect place to sit back and sip during the cold weather.

  • Sunday Kind of Love
    While served year-round, the ‘Sunday Kind of Love’ cocktail is made with apple-infused Buffalo Trace whiskey, Grand Marnier and house citrus bitters giving you a warm feeling that will last throughout the season.

Earls Kitchen + Bar

From the menu to the design of their space, every Earls location reflects the community around it. The Bellevue Earls family invites you to celebrate the holiday season with delicious food, great service and a list of amazing wines and cocktails.

  • Holiday Margarita
    Putting a twist on the classic margarita, Earls has created a holiday margarita to help get you through the season! The delicious holiday drink is mixed with Patrón silver tequila, triple sec, coconut, rosemary and fresh lime. We recommend ordering it on your next outing.

Tavern Hall

Get merry at Tavern Hall! While known for their draft beers and burgers, we’re introducing you to their holiday cocktails that should next on your list to try.

  • Boozy Eggnog
    Nothing says holiday celebration better than ordering a classic, boozy eggnog cocktail. The beloved festive drink is made with their secret house recipe.
  • Holiday Painkiller
    If the boozy eggnog isn't your taste, try the ‘Holiday Painkiller’ mixed with rum, orange, pineapple, coconut, dark rum float and burnt cinnamon, perfectly made to melt off the seasonal stress.
  • Spa Day
    Take a relaxing holiday trip with their signature cocktail, 'Spa Day' made with Hendrick's gin, cucumber, elderflower, lemon and La Marca sparkling prosecco.

Black Bottle Bellevue

At Black Bottle, they like to do things differently. This winter, take a leap of faith and try their unique holiday drinks made for everyone at the table.

  • No Hard Feeling
    If you’re a fan of apple cider, add some booze and order up! Deliciously sweet, warm and festive, the 'No Hard Feeling' cocktail is served hot with spice-infused rum, hot apple cider, ginger and cookie butter. Try this fun holiday drink before the season is over!
  • Tree Sap
    Ring in the Season of Cheer with the 'Tree Sap' cocktail made with Gordon's gin, China-China liqueur, Stone Pine liqueur, fernet and tonic.


Since 1990, Cactus has been offering innovative Pacific Northwest, Southwestern, Mexican and Spanish seasonal menus, nightly specials and fresh cocktails. They continue to pull out all the stops, serving up a fun collection of holiday drinks worth waiting for all year.

  • Holiday Thyme Margarita
    First up on the list is the 'Holiday Thyme Margarita' that lives up to the hype. Made with Olmeca Altos blanco tequila, fresh kumquat, thyme, lime, organic agave nectar and sparkling float, it's a delicious nightcap to any evening.
  • House Spanish
    Need a holiday pep in your step after dinner? The 'House Spanish' will wake you up, combining Cactus’ love of coffee and booze all into one drink. This Mexican coffee cocktail is mixed with Thruline Coffee Co. organic coffee, tequila, house-made chili liquor, Kahlúa, hand-whipped cream and Ibarra chocolate shavings. This will keep you warm all night!

Images courtesy of: Cactus, Earls, Black Bottle Bellevue, Rouge Cocktail Lounge, Tavern Hall,

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