New concept at Rel’Lish offers passengers shots of tequila, vodka and whiskey on the go
SEATTLE (March 10, 2021) Celebrity Seattle chef Kathy Casey is bringing the new pop-up concept SHOT BAR, a quick serve counter for adult libations, to Rel’Lish Burger Lounge™ at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Located on Concourse B, passengers waiting for a table at Rel’Lish or those on the move can order from a menu of chilled spirits. Just order, shoot your shot and go. SHOT BAR is the first concept like this to open at a U.S. airport.
“Limited seats are available for passengers to have a cocktail at the airport due to physical distancing protocols, but the interest from travelers for adult libations remains high,” said Kathy Casey. “SHOT BAR addresses that in a fun and pioneering way! Plus, there’s nothing more fun than a quick shot to kick off vacation. SHOT BAR offers a fast and safe solution to serve today’s traveler during the pandemic. The Port of Seattle is paving the way for us to lead with new ideas, and we’re grateful for their support.”
The drink menu features several options to accommodate the spirit palates of every guest ranging from Hornitos Crystalino Tequila, Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint to Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, and local Northwest favorite Heritage Brown Sugar Bourbon. The drinks are dispensed from a to-go counter for travelers on the move. And, with a nod and a wink to kitsch, the beverages are served in two-ounce versions of iconic red Solo cups.
“The next time you visit SEA the experience looks and feels different, including in how you dine, imbibe, and shop,” said Dawn Hunter, Director of Commercial Management at SEA. “2020 was difficult for our airport and the businesses here due to the pandemic and its impacts on travel. It is exciting to embrace innovations like SHOT BAR to continue to create positive experiences for travelers during their journey.”
The dining and retail tenants at SEA adjusted operations to protect the health and well-being of employees and travelers. Each tenant implemented procedures for safe operations such as mandatory masks, physical distancing to limit close interactions, sanitation, and hand hygiene protocols. Restaurant occupancy is limited to 25% as part of Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan.
About Kathy Casey
Kathy Casey is the owner of Dish D’Lish, Rel’Lish Burger Lounge, Lucky Louie Fish Shack, and Kathy Casey Food Studios – Liquid Kitchen, a global food, beverage, and concept agency. Kathy is a celebrated chef, mixologist, and authority on bar trends and innovation. An engaging speaker, Kathy is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Food & Wine Magazine. A James Beard nominated and award winning author, she has written 10 books. Casey’s company is a woman owned business and a Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award Winner. Follow Kathy’s d’lish adventures on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kathycaseychef or Instagram at @KathyCaseyChef.
About Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves the people of the Pacific Northwest with essential services, access to hundreds of domestic and global destinations, and economic activity that supports tens of thousands of jobs and produces $20 billion in economy activity. At SEA, we promise to create, through a passionate service culture, an elevated travel experience that’s inspired by the original nature of the Pacific Northwest. We created the globally-accredited and award-winning FlyHealthy@SEA program to protect the health of passengers and employees and restore confidence in air travel. For more information, visit www.flysea.org and follow us at @flySEA. Every day. Elevate.