You won’t find Cairn beers in the grocery store or on tap at the bars around town. A taste of this neighborhood brewery requires a trek to the north end of Lake Washington. It’s worth the visit (especially if you find yourself just .8 miles away at Kenmore Air’s headquarters).

Nestled beside the Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle visitors can easily trek, bike or bus to this dog- and family-friendly taproom. The brewing area is set among communal tables that spill onto a large patio. On tap, you’ll find a selection of more than 15 beers ranging from seasonal ales to year-round favorites.

A favored place for Kenmore staff to grab a pint, the husband-wife duo Bill and Jen decided to honor Kenmore Air’s 75th Anniversary with an easy-drinking ale: Lake Hopper – Blonde Ale. With a subtle sweetness and a crisp finish, it’s the perfect beer for toasting an adventure. Which, as luck would have it, Cairn is also on. The brewery is celebrating its own milestone — five years bringing toast-worthy pints to the neighborhood.

Hungry during your visit? Cairn hosts a wide variety of rotating food trucks at the Kenmore Food Truck Corner. Peruse their beer and the latest food trucks on their website or in person. 

More Fun Things to do in Seattle


Lunch. That magical mid-day reprieve when you can mentally check out for a moment and re-fortify your body — especially when enjoyed in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood where chefs have taken their lunch game to the next level.

Seattle Doughnut be Messing Around

Seafood is certainly a highlight for any Seattle diner, but there's also a handful of men and women baking tasty treats worth an early-morning bell.


Immerse yourself in the wonder of flight. Explore how mankind took to the sky and the stars at one of Seattle's top attractions — the Museum of Flight.