Bastille’s “Meet the Producer” Happy Hour on July 16

Photo by Bastille Cafe & Bar. 

SEATTLE, WA — July 9, 2012 – Bastille’s July 16 “Meet the Producer” happy hour will focus on Novo Fogo Cachaças in the Back Bar from 4:30pm – 6pm. And as a bonus, “Bars on Fire” will take place immediately following from 6pm – 9pm. This will be an all Cachaças all the time kind of night!  

Dragos Axinte will be in attendance to talk Novo Fogo Cachaças and cocktails. Bastille bar manager, Erik Carlson, will also be on hand for the evening.
“Bars on Fire” is a series that Axinte has been promoting around Seattle and Portland that showcases a special drink menu and a guest bartender. The event on Monday, July 16th features a menu created in collaboration with Jay Kuehner of Sambar fame. Axinte and Kuehner’s menu will feature five or six Novo Fogo cocktails in the $5 to $7 range. Carlson will be behind the bar with Axinte and Kuehner. It should be a pretty epic night!
Chef Jason Stoneburner’s happy hour menu will also be available. Guests can look forward to a selection of Tartines for $2, Beef Cheek Gougères for $5, Petite Moules Frites for $8, Falafel for $5, Croque Monsieur for $6, Bastille Burger for $8, and Dinah’s Cheese with white wine gelée and spiced hazelnuts for $7. Erik Carlson’s happy hour cocktails will also be available.
Future “Meet the Producer” Happy Hours will include winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans. Each happy hour will showcase specific products and have them available for guests to enjoy. A representative will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about their area of expertise and passion. New producers are being confirmed daily, and the goal is to make this a weekly or bi-monthly event.
Save the Date:
August 6 Stosh Jackson, the NW regional rep for House Spirits in Portland
August 13 – Marc Bernhard, owner and master distiller of Pacific Distiller of Woodinville
Novo Fogo is a micro distillery living “the simpler life” in Morretes, Brasil and Bellevue, USA. From the organic certification to the painstakingly manual production process, Novo Fogo is 100% simpler life. “A vida mais simples” is a life philosophy created by the residents of our little mountain town in Brasil’s Atlantic Rainforest, Morretes. It seeks to peel the layers of dirt that surround our daily lives and get the individual back to the basics: family, friends, nature, food, and drink. Our distillery handcrafts all of its products, yields zero waste, and stands as both physical and symbolic steward of the rainforest frontier. To learn more, visit
Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. 

Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden.  The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. 

Bastille’s hours:
Sunday through Wednesday 4:30pm to 12am 
Thursday through Saturday 4:30pm to 2am

Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday.  Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit
Bastille Café & Bar
5307 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, Washington

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