The Barrel Thief
A wine & whiskey bar
in the Heart of Fremont
2pm - 11pm
4pm - 11pm
4pm - 11pm
4pm - 12am
3pm - 1am
2pm - 1am
* The Barrel Thief is available for
private events on Monday
Happy hour 4 to 6pm (from 3pm Friday)
(all day Tuesday!)
Across from the Fremont Rocket
3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102
Seattle, WA 98103
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Chocolate (and its source plant, cacao) has a long, strange, beautiful history, and is much more interesting and varied than its modern manifestations in mass-produced chocolate bars and sauces. It's been enjoyed and revered by countless cultures, at times being bestowed with great mystical and spiritual significance.
Come learn about the history of cacao, and how what we enjoy as chocolate evolved. We'll explore how chocolate is made, and what makes artisan chocolate so special. We'll taste a number of artisan bars, all of which are hand-crafted and beautifully expressive of place.
Classes are an hour-and-a-half long, and are guided by Chocolate Maven Sonia Lyris. Classes are kept small (5 to 10 students) for individual attention. The following dates and times are available:
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 @ 3:00pm

  • Friday, Jan. 18 @ 7:00pm

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7:00pm

  • Tuesday, Mar. 19 @ 7:00pm

  • Tuesday, Apr. 16 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr. 20 @ 2:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00pm

  • Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:00pm (10 spaces open)

Classes cost $20 per person, and include tastes of a selection of artisan chocolate bars, all of which will be available for sale at a 10% discount.
To reserve your spot, please write to and include, for each person attending:
  • full name
  • date & time of the class
  • phone number
  • e-mail address
If you have a voucher or gift certificate for the class, please include the voucher number in your reservation. If you need to pay for the class, please send payment via PayPal to
We'll reply to your e-mail to confirm your reservation.

Fine print: If you can't attend for any reason, cancellations are accepted until 72 hours before the beginning of the class. Because we have limited class spots available, reservations cancelled without at least 72 hours' notice, or not showing up for your reserved spot, will result in the forfeit of the payment or voucher.