Sometimes you are up for a four hour meal in a gorgeous room, other times you just want to belly up to the bar and have a cocktail or brew and a nosh or two. When I'm feeling the more casual, rowdy side of myself coming on I grab a friend and visit one of these killer happy hours.
Scallops, halibut, lamb, pork belly banh mi, nothing seems to be outside this lovely room's specialty. Monday - Friday happy hour 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. offers a peekabo view.
Love. This. Place. Tucked below the business offices of Pike Place Market this cozy room has fine bevs, bites & a killer collection of film scripts to peruse should you find yourself drinking alone. Happy hour runs 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
Happy hour is a delight in this festive room. Even better is a margarita and the plantain chips with guacamole on the patio.
Situated across the street from the swanky Rainier Club a meal during happy hour here will set you back less than the tip for the valet across the street. Order the burger and fries and know you've made a wise choice on how to spend your pennies.
This good looking room serves up stellar steaks, sides, wine and desserts 7 days a week. Don't miss the Manhattan, the Bloody Mary, the burger or the happy hour that runs Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when bites set you back just $4- $7.
Happy hour comes 3 times a day here; breakfast bites go for $4 - $8 7 a.m. - 9 a.m, beer & wine and small plates can be had for $5 - $7 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. - close.
And if you are a Bloody Mary drinker give Dee's surf and turf versions a try.
Enjoy brunch and a cocktail or two with a stunning waterfront view at this Seattle seafood institution. The twice daily happy hour (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) is a great value as brews and full meal deal plates ring up at just $4 - $9.
If beautiful broasted chicken (with a side of fries) or burgers are your thing then this old school bar will be sure to satisfy. Don't miss the generous daily happy hour 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with bevs & bites for $2 - $4 or visit on Mannys Mondays for $3 pints and 50 cent wings.
Pool, pinball and karaoke (Fri-Sat) seal the deal.
A great room, solid food and a wonderful atrium and deck make this Cap Hill room buzz.
Get to Chris Keff's seafood institution between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily and you'll be rewarded with 50 cent oysters and $5 snacks like fish tacos and caesar salad.
Great outdoor dining option.
Lovely food and environs are even more inviting during Happy Hour when a housemade sangria and a tortilla espanola will set you back just $9. Also check out the Sunday Suppers and Summer Sandwich Bars.
A wide variety of small plates, beer, wine & specialty cocktails ring in at just $4 - $9 daily 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. - close. Weekends bring $5 Blood Mary's.
They also offer special dinners and classes.
This luxe downtown room serves up Northern Italian fare including house made pastas, antipastas and grilled meats. Don't miss the grilled caesar, leg of lamb ragu, Barolo hangar steak or Trinidad cane mojito.
The daily happy hour 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and and 10:00 p.m. - close is a great value. Think 50% off the entire bar menu and $14 bottles of wine.
Outdoor seating is a plus.
The challenge at Twist isn't finding a cocktail you want but choosing just 1-2 of the delightful signature and classic cocktails. Happy hour all night Sunday and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Mon - Sat.
The daily happy hour that features lite bites & bevs for $3-$6 makes a seat at the bar a wise choice. TASTE prides itself on sourcing local/organic ingredients.
$4 lite bites and brews make visiting before 6:30 p.m. a wise choice. Great outdoor seating is available for dinner.
This bright room serves up fresh Mexican fare and great cocktails to match. Try a flight of tequilas and be sure to make a repeat visit during happy hour when you can get the house margarita for just 5 bucks.
This bright and lively room serves a modern take on the thali and is an exceptional value at happy hour when mini thalis, naanwiches and signature cocktails are just $6.
Don't miss checking out the lovely herb garden in the courtyard.
This lovely room has sweeping views of Elliott Bay and plays hosts to some tremendous wine dinners, a well priced cheese & antipasto buffet and an excellent happy hour.
I can't imagine a more descript name for this Ravenna room. Visit during happy hour and you can enjoy a couple of glasses of champagne and a dozen oysters for $30.
There isn't a bad time to visit this sleek Eastside room but weekend brunch and Monday - Thursday (3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) happy hour offer great value.
A place so nice they named it twice.This lovely Ballard room serves first rate sushi, sake & cocktails and has a beautiful tree as the focal point of the room. Don't miss the daily happy hour 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when you can score bevs & bites for $2 - $6.
This modern room in the heart of the Hill serves up gifts from the sea including a killer scallop crudo and grilled octopus. The fried chick peas and $1 oysters//$6 bubbles Sunday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to close seal the deal.
There isn't a bad time to drop into this modern but comfortable room nestled into the Pan Pacific Hotel in the heart of South Lake Union but fine deals are to be had at lunch and happy hour.
Headed to SAM or the Symphony? Drop by for a pre-cultural outing cocoa, espresso or $5 glass of happy hour bubbly.
Power lunches and special occasions are what built their reputation but I go for the remarkably well-priced happy hour. Order the bacon truffle deviled eggs, a burger or the steak frites. You can thank me later.
A spendy proposition unless you visit during happy hour 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. when $1 oysters, $2 popcorn, $4 foie and $5 plates of cheese and charcuterie make it a real value.
Chicken & Waffles and whiskey (and oddly salads) keep me coming back to this cozy joint. Friendly barkeeps and a large deck make it a perfect stop during the twice daily happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. - midnight.
Show up before 6:30 p.m. for the daily happy hour. Order a corn dog, the Narwhal Balls (fried potato, swiss cheese and caraway with harissa mayonnaise), a PBR tallboy and use your change from the tenner for a game of pinball.
Go for the daily happy hour 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. when bivavles are just a buck a shuck and brews and bubbly are specially priced at $3 and $5.
Vegan friendly dive bar with a great beer selection, lots of live music and game nights. Check out Cakearoke Tuesday's at 9 p.m.
The New Orlean's cousin of the ever popular Peso's expect a bright room with big comfy booths, an open bar & kitchen and hearty flavorful southern bites. Don't miss the breakfast happy hour Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. when 7 bucks can easily feed two.
Also a popular spot to watch the game.
A gorgeous room that serves food to match. Fish, shellfish & salads standout. Happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday is a particularly wise time to visit.
Laid back crowd and better than average bar food make this a perfect stop for happy hour (4-7) or Sunday night karaoke.
This fancy pants room serves up traditional Mexican fare with primarily sustainable ingredients. Visit during the daily happy hour 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. to get a $1 off all drafts and apps.
Whole Pies. Fat Slices.That pretty much sums it up, well except for the luscious salads and the decadent desserts. Build your own pie or give the Whole Hog a try. The new happy hour 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. offers you a slice and a pint if you throw down a fiver.
It's a restaurant. It's a bar. It's great for lunch and even better for happy hour when a ten spot gets you a manhattan and a generous bowl of foie popcorn.
Great falafel, croque monsieur and cocktails plus their '20 buck schuck' means you can get 12 bivalves Sun - Thu for yep, $20. The large bar and outdoor patio are perfect places to meet friends for happy hour or dinner.
Comfort food made from locally sourced ingredients keeps folks pouring into this big, bright room with special event space and a comfortable bar. Don't miss Bacon happy hour.
Whole trout, pork cheeks, octopus crudo and deviled eggs are just a few of my favorite things to enjoy in this lovely Madison Park Room.
Killer happy hour with a view 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tue - Sat.
Jason (chef/proprietor) and I first bonded over performance art and Grace Jones but the relationship has sustained because he and his team offer up first rate food and cocktails in a comfy and arty environment that feeds the soul. Don't miss the signature Artusi cocktail which looks as good as it tastes.
Love. This. Room. Come for happy hour, live jazz, magic, silent reading or any of the other delightful things that happen in this this velvet cocoon. Consider yourself lucky if you score the wingbacks at the fireplace!
Watch the hipsters on the hill stroll by through their floor to celing windows or nestle in upstairs in the cozy Butterfly Lounge. Either way get there during Happy Hour when the Hamm Sammich (ham and cheese sandwich served with an ice cold Hamm's) will set you back just 5 bucks.
Chicago gangster themed watering hole on the hill with fine staff bartenders and special guest barkeeps now and again. Don't miss TG Tuesday, Whisky Wednesday, Flight Club Friday or the bloody valentine and their specialty bourbon jam cocktail any day of the week. Great old school dart board is a plus.
From start to finish (the wine and dessert menus stand out) RN 74 looks after every detail so you don't have to. There isn't a bad time to visit this good looking room but the twice daily happy hour is a particularly wise time to cozy into one of the leather seats since a generous selection of bites and wine go for $3-$6. Also keep an eye out for their pastry and wine classes.
Yes they sell a wide variety of organic produce but the wine tastings, barbeques and happy hours which feature pho to oysters are what set them apart from the pack.
Takeaway and table service are both solid at the only Chinese bakery on Cap Hill. Suprisingly they also have a bar menu and a well priced happy hour.
This cubby hole in the courtyard of The Inn at The Market serves up westernized Korean food (on purpose) and signature cocktails. Good value during Tue - Sat happy hour when bev & bites run just $3 - $6.
Nestle into the tiny bar in back with a 1/2 slab of ribs and a $9 Bloody Mary garnished with smoked tomato and bacon jerky. Or visit 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Fri to get a crack at bevs & bites for $2 - $5.
Rachel's Ginger Beer, cocktails on tap and a splendid happy hour are all available in this comfy Olive Way tavern. BYO Kedai Makan (Maylaysian takeaway next door) is a nice bonus.