First Blog

Hello Seattle!


We’re thrilled to welcome you to Cheeky & Dry, a place where your beverage dreams meet the vibrant spirit of the Emerald City. If you’re ready to embark on a journey of flavor, exploration, and innovation, you’ve come to the right place.


As the proud founders of Seattle’s first dedicated non-alcoholic bottle shop, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to a world of taste sensations that will challenge everything you thought you knew about beverages. Whether you’re a teetotaler, a designated driver, a pregnant or new mom, a health-conscious individual, or simply someone looking to savor new, intriguing flavors, Cheeky & Dry is your oasis in a world of spirits.


Why Non-Alcoholic?


Seattle is a city known for its diverse culture, forward-thinking spirit, and an unwavering commitment to creating a better world. At Cheeky & Dry we’ve tapped into this energy to offer a unique experience centered around non-alcoholic beverages. Why? Because we believe in the power of choice and we know that not everyone wants to imbibe alcohol to enjoy an exceptional drink.


Our commitment to the non-alcoholic movement goes beyond providing an alternative to traditional cocktails. We’re on a mission to redefine the way people perceive, experience, and indulge in beverages. From crafted non-alcoholic ready to drink cocktails to non-alcoholic wines, beers, spirits and mixers, we’re here to prove that you don’t need alcohol to celebrate life’s moments or to appreciate the art of mixology.


Beyond Beverages: Celebrating Life in our Neighborhood


At Cheeky & Dry, we’re more than just a bottle shop; we’re a family with a passion for non-alcoholic living and an unwavering love for our neighborhood. With three grown and almost grown kids, this venture if a family affair, and it’s our dream to expand Cheeky & Dry to several non-alcoholic bottle shops in Seattle and beyond. We’re excited to make our mark in this ever-evolving industry while remaining deeply rooted in the heart of Phinney.


Nestled in the eclectic Phinney neighborhood of Seattle, we’ve made it our mission to foster a sense of togetherness and love for the unique flavors of life. Alongside our carefully curated selection of non-alcoholic drinks, we’re deeply committed to paying homage to the wonderful community we call home.


But, above all, we are here for you, our beloved neighbors. We want to hear your stories, your favorite drinks, and your thoughts on what makes our neighborhood extraordinary. This space is as much about us as it is about you, and together, we’ll create something truly remarkable while celebrating the vibrant tapestry of our community.


So, Seattle, whether you’re a seasoned non-alcoholic connoisseur or just dipping your toes into the world of non0alcoholic beverages, Cheeky & Dry is your home, right here in the heart of Phinney. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite non-alcoholic elixir, explore our website and when we are open our shop, join us in celebrating the beauty of mindfulness.

Cheers to new beginnings. With Love and a toast to the community,


Yura and Kirstin Vracko

Founders of Cheeky & Dry

20 Comments

  1. Linda Brown on November 4, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Kirsten and Yura! So happy and excited for your opening! Your website is awesome and I’ll sign up for your blog. Have a great opening on Tuesday!!

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 10, 2023 at 2:19 am

      Hi Linda! Thanks for the encouragement! Hope to see you here soon!

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you Linda! We love your encouragement!

  2. Seonaidh Davenport on November 8, 2023 at 1:03 am

    You are making me so happy! Been sober for a glorious seven years and excited to explore your offerings. Can’t wait to come by!!!

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 10, 2023 at 2:19 am

      Hi Seonaidh! You are making us so happy too! Congratulations on seven years!!!!!!! We look forward to seeing you.

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you Seonaidh! We will look forward to hosting you at the shop! Kirstin

  3. Jamie Clausen on November 8, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Is it just a shop, or is there space to sample too?

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 10, 2023 at 2:18 am

      Hi Jamie! It’s a shop, but you are welcome to try any bottle we have open.

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      We are a shop with samples 🙂

  4. Haeli on November 10, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    I am beyond excited to experience your shop and for the NA movement!! Thank you for being the first 🙂

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Haeli! Thank you for the encouragement and we are excited about all of it too. Looking forward to hosting you in the shop! Kirstin

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 21, 2023 at 12:04 am

      Thank you for being excited! We look forward to having you in the shop.

  5. Morgan on November 15, 2023 at 12:21 am

    Hi Kristin,

    First of all, what you have done here is amazing! Are you currently open? If so, do you offer any beverages with mood-boosting botanicals or elixirs? I have been looking for a non-alcoholic beverage that is caffeine-free and still gives a buzz.

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Morgan, Thank you so much! Yes, we had a soft opening last Tuesday and our grand opening is this Saturday. We do have functional beverages, and I’m sure we can find a good option for you. Looking forward to having you in the shop. Kirstin

  6. Summer Ramirez on November 15, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    I just saw an article about your store. I live in Chicago and am traveling to Portland OR to spend Thanksgiving with family. I have family in Seattle, I am having them stop by your shop for a bottle of your Malt whiskey and Cabernet Sauvignon. I haven’t had a drink in 22 years and miss the taste of whiskey. I can’t wait to have a glass of wine with dinner and a whiskey on the rocks after.

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 16, 2023 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Summer! Thank you for the note. Congratulations on 22 years! I want to set your expectations with NA whiskey. While it does have flavors of whiskey it does not have the viscosity or mouthfeel and really the n/a whiskeys in the shop are meant to be mixed – not sipped on their own. I definitely don’t want you to be surprised or disappointed after such a long time.

  7. Stacie Ford-Bonnelle on November 18, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations and good for us!
    I was just thinking about where in the city, I could find ingredients for mocktails. I saw your feature on Eater and just the next morning, on EverOut!

    Looking forward to buying myself a little birthday present at your shop.

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 20, 2023 at 11:58 pm

      YAY! We look forward to hosting you in the shop.

  8. Rachel on November 19, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Hi there! Exciting to see this! I quit alcohol Jan 1 2022 and am excited to see the NA movement taking hold. Would love to come to your shop – can’t find hours anywhere on your site! 🙁

    • Kirstin Vracko on November 20, 2023 at 11:58 pm

      Hi! We would love to have you. Working on updating the website. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon – 7. This week we won’t be open Thursday and Friday we will have limited hours – 12 – 4. Everything else is the same. Looking forward to meeting you.

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