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How to Stay Cool in the Summer in Bothell

There’s nothing like beating the summer heat with a quick dip in the hotel pool, enjoying a milkshake, or making it to happy hour. We’ve rounded up even more ideas to help you stay cool this season in Bothell.

Cool Activities

Frozen Treats

  • Enjoy Ranch Drive-In’s milkshakes and pick from 22 flavors of malt to add in, including Peppermint, Marshmallow, and Black Raspberry. The Bothell mainstay also serves ice cream sundaes and dipped cones!
  • Nosh on a Lembas Brownie at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe. The decadent dessert comes with praline butter, caramel sauce, Snoqualmie Vanilla ice cream, and toasted pecans.
  • Stop by The Market at McMenamins Anderson school to pick up Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches, or a pint or quart of Anderson School Creamery ice cream to go.

Cold Beverages

  • Head to Poquitos during their happy hour (or any hour), from 3 to 6 p.m. every weekday, and try their many margaritas. The Mexican restaurant offers refreshing varieties, including a Guava Margarita and La Fiona, which includes Habanero-infused Javelina Blanco Tequila, agave, passion fruit, and is served with a chipotle-sugar rim.
  • If tequila’s not your thing, head to The Cottage for an innovative, alcoholic dessert: A prosecco float with sorbet. The restaurant also hosts live music on weekend nights.
  • For the night owls, or crows, sip on a New York Sour or a Banana Daiquiri at Kro Bar. The New York Sour includes a red wine float and frothed egg white, while the Banana Daiquiri is made with Plantation Dark Rum, Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, and Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane.
  • Buy a round of some of Washington’s best craft brews at Beardslee Public House, The Hop and Hound and Foggy Noggin. For more spots to enjoy a beer, check out our craft brewery blog post.


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