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June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Midsommar is a community celebration of the summer solstice that is especially popular in Scandinavia. An ancient holiday rooted in paganism, it was originally celebrated as a fertility festival, comprising the practice of rituals associated with nature with the hope for a good harvest the following autumn.
Festivities vary by region and entail such customs as decorating and dancing around a Maypole, making flower wreaths to wear, lighting bonfires, and eating plentiful amounts of herring and other fish, accompanied by the drinking of beer and snaps and the singing of drinking songs.
Join Skål Beer Hall for our inaugural Midsommar Seattle celebration, and begin a new tradition of celebrating the summer solstice, Scandinavia-style! Our special Midsommar program will feature:
** Live traditional Scandinavian music
** Release of exclusive mead, cider & beer featuring seasonal fruits and flowers
** Elderflower cocktail special
** Tasting menu of small plates designed to complement the cider and beers created for our celebration
** Opportunity to meet the crew of Slippery Pig Brewery, Valhöll Brewing, and the modern-day Vikings of Poulsbo!
** Raffle and special discounts
Also, don’t miss the Midsommar celebrations hosted by our friends at The Dane and D&E!
The Dane (Crown Hill)
June 21: Open mic night 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
June 22: Musik Aften: Alki Jones 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
June 23: Brunch Cello with Michelle Dodson 11:00 a.m.
*From June 21-23, visit both Skål Beer Hall and the Dane to collect a stamp entitling you to a one-time 20% discount on draughts purchased day-of, and a $5 discount on any $25 purchase during the next visit to each location during the month of July.
June 22 & 23:
Pioneer Square D&E
A special Midsommar brunch served 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days
*Exclusively for Skål mug club members: Enjoy a complementary order of Apple Fritters or a Dutch Baby for your table while dining at the D&E for Midsommar brunch!