Post-Tequila Fest Sunday Brunch at Ba Bar

Photo credit to Ba Bar
On Sunday, August 25, Ba Bar is hosting a hangover brunch, the perfect end to the Tequila Fest weekend. Turn to the hair of the dog, or, in this case, the spine of the agave, for Sunday morning salvation, along with a warm bowl of congee. Bar Manager Jon Christiansen has dreamt up three special cocktails made with Sombra Mezcal and Astral Tequila, and chef Eric Banh has three brunch specials on the docket as well, in addition to the regular breakfast and lunch menus.
Here are the cocktails, $6 each:

  • The White Shadow: Bird’s eye chili-infused Sombra Mezcal, fresh jicama juice, lime, agave nectar, and lavender egg white foam
  • Dr. Keith Richard’s Magic Elixir: A shot of Astral Tequila Blanco accompanied by a reduced pho broth and pineapple sangrita
  • Ice Pack: Astral Tequila Slushy with blue curaçao, lime, coconut, and pineapple 

And the hangover-relieving brunch specials, $10 each:

  • Sautéed sweet corn, smoked bacon, and caramelized onion with chao sauce and a poached egg
  • Congee with pho beef bone marrow, shiitake mushroom, and a house made Chinese donut
  • Vegetarian hash with Asian eggplant, soy pressed tofu, Szechuan chili oil, salted radish, and a fried egg

Ba Bar opens at 7am Sunday—the regular breakfast menu is available from 8am until 11:30am, but the brunch specials will stick around until2pm.

The Northwest Tequila Fest, in its second year now, is the largest Tequila and Mezcal tasting event in the region. Held at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, the event benefits the Benevolent Guild, a local organization dedicated to supporting children and charities in the area. More information can be found at

Opened in July of 2011, Ba Bar is the latest creation from sibling chefs Eric and Sophie Banh of Monsoon fame. Ba Bar serves Vietnamese street food inspired by their childhood spent in Saigon and using the best quality ingredients. Daily fresh baked pastries, the most talked about pho in town, and creative classic cocktails keep this welcoming space full from early until the wee hours seven days a week. Ba Bar is open Sundaythru Thursday from 7am – 2am and Friday and Saturday from 7am – 4am. Happy Hour is daily from 3pm – 7pm and a late night menu is offered from 11pm to close. Kung Fu Karaoke is Wednesday at 10pm. Reservations are accepted for large parties. Please call 206.328.2030 to book a large group or for more information, visit

Ba Bar is located at 550 12th Avenue in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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