Whether it's a hidden one behind a bookcase or in the alley, there's something about that secret watering hole that we all love to find. So, you'll feel on top of the world at this unique bar in Washington that'll literally get you high.
No, not that kind of high. You and your friends will be up 6,872 feet up in the mountains! The Summit House at Crystal Mountain Resort is the highest spot where you can eat and drink at in the Evergreen State.
Getting to this mountaintop eatery is half the fun — it can be accessed by a gondola that'll cost you $25 roundtrip. To work up an appetite, you can also hike for 6 miles in the summer when the nearby trails are snow-free.
Plus, you can get your pooch along to the restaurant and sit at the patio too.
Winters bring with it a whole new spirit. If you're a skier and love hitting the powder on the slopes, you can use the Rainier Express lift to get here too.
The outdoor patio even converts to a natural "ice bar" — you can stick the drinks right in the ice when you arrive!
On a sunny day, you'll be surrounded by Northwest's most popular volcanoes like Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak too.
Just like the views, this alpine spot comes with an extensive drink list ranging from $5 for lemonade to $50 for a bottle of wine that you can share.
If you're in the mood for beer, there are several you can chug from cans, pints or steins.
But if it's the warmth that you're after, you can opt for an Irish coffee with whiskey or a blueberry tea with Amaretto.
You can also snack on tasty fares like truffle fries, burgers, tacos or wraps if you get hungry.
Since only about 100 people can fit here at a time, you can't make reservations at this spot. But if you have to wait, there is a string of green slingback chairs to sit at and appreciate all the views.
Although availability is first-come-first-served, the cable cars can sometimes be stopped without notice due to extreme weather.
So call ahead, dress warm, and don't forget the camera — that's the only way people are going to believe when you tell them you drank this high!
The Summit House
Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Enumclaw, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can drink and dine at Washington's highest eatery at 6,872 feet high + get views of volcanoes & ride a gondola.
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