Seattle, Washington is one of the United States’ most beautiful and exciting cities. Its unique location on the Puget Sound gives the city lots of green spaces, water activities, and dramatic views of the skyline against Mount Rainier in the distance. After a day visiting Seattle’s icons like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, you’ll want to check out one of Seattle’s great food spots. The city has expanded greatly in the past few years, and so have its restaurant and bar options! Since the beginning of 2018 alone, lots of new innovative spots to eat and drink have popped up across Seattle, meaning you don’t have to trek all the way downtown for an afternoon happy hour. Read on for our round-up of the best happy hours in Seattle, with diverse locations, schedules, and menu options!
1. Super Bueno
Super Bueno is a spacious Mexican restaurant. With over 200 seats, two heated patios, and a large bar, you’ll never have to worry about it being too crowded during happy hour. Happy hour takes place every day from 4:00 to 6:00 pm — this includes the weekends too! During these hours enjoy discounts on delicious menu items like chips and salsa, nachos, and salads. All tacos are also 3 USD apiece. Drinks are discounted as well, with cocktails, beers, and wines all priced between 4 and 8 USD.
3627 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA 98103
2. Le Coin
This cozy and relaxed bistro serves French-American food in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. It also has an extensive drinks menu that makes it a great pick for happy hour! Happy hour takes place from 4:00 to 6:00 from Tuesday to Friday. Use this window of time to try a signature cocktail that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. There is also a list of dozens of wines to choose from and draft beers as well.
4201 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
3. Corner Spot
The Corner Spot is a new neighborhood joint in the Ballard area of Seattle that just opened in early 2018. Its owner formerly owned a cocktail bar right downtown near Pike’s Place and aims for this restaurant to be a quieter venture. However, the craft cocktails are still just as good! For a discount of up to four dollars on house drinks, go to the daily happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. In addition to cheap drinks, there are also discounted snacks to graze on.
1556 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
Such a cute little package, so much flavor! This is our happy hour MINI baked brie. Don’t underestimate this small golden treat. (Sometimes smaller is better!)Posted by Claret Wine Bar on Monday, 15 October 2018
The happy hour menu at Claret is small but still has enough options to keep everyone satisfied. On weekdays 4:00 to 6:00 pm, enjoy discounts on several wines and beer options as well as three inexpensive vermouths on the rocks drinks. There is also a menu of delicious snacks like house fries, sourdough bread with butter and sea salt, and a mini baked brie — all perfect for sharing!
3400 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
5. Le Messe
Our patio is officially open! Come check out our extended happy hour and specials available everyday on our patio.Posted by Le Messe on Sunday, 5 August 2018
The happy hour at Le Messe is elusive — it isn’t listed on their website, which means only guests who have done their research will know about it. In addition to its semi-secrecy, the other great thing about Le Messe’s happy hour is that it’s actually two separate hours: the first is from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and the second is from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. It’s a great option for those who can’t make an early evening happy hour or who simply want cheap but quality drinks and meals at night. Dinner-sized portions of their delicious pasta are half off, wines and cocktails are 7 or 8 USD, and a tallboy beer is only 3 USD!
1903 Yale Pl E, Seattle, WA 98102
6. Gold Bar
What’s happy hour for if not to party? If that’s your philosophy, the happy hour at Gold Bar is for you. This colorful spot is decked out in mid-century décor, with low couches and padded bar stools that invite you to sit and stay awhile. The happy hour runs Tuesday to Saturday for 4:00 to 6:00 pm with cocktails crafted by legendary bartenders in the Seattle drinks scene. If you’re in need of food to go with your drinks, head right next door to fast-casual Latin restaurant Oro Kitchen for tacos, ceviche, and more.
227 9th Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109
7. Dottie's Double Wide
This funky little spot doesn’t look like a whole lot from the outside: the entrance is through half of an old aluminum trailer that was sawed in two. However, once you enter Dottie’s Double Wide, you’ll fall in love with this funky, kitschy bar. The bar is an old-school dive with dark lighting and velvet paintings on the walls. They serve classic drinks and yummy tacos. They also have a 3-hour happy hour every day from 3:00 to 6:00 pm — perfect for folks who are eager to start their late afternoon revelry! Enjoy deals like 3 street tacos for 5 USD, 2-for-1 margaritas, and 1 USD for other drinks.
Dottie’s Double Wide
9609 ½ 16TH AVE SW, SEATTLE, WA 98106
8. Reckless Noodles
*Reckless seasonal shrubs* All house made & combined with sparking water make an awesome non-alcoholic beverage! #recklessshurbs #seasonalmocktails #jackfruit #beetandginger #smokedapricot #spicedredbellpepperPosted by Reckless Noodles on Saturday, 18 August 2018
The happy hour at Reckless Noodles sounds too good to be true: over twenty craft cocktails for only 6 USD apiece, snacks for less than 5 USD, and delicious Asian fusion entrees with Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese influences. Additionally, these great deals run twice a day every day: 4:00 to 6:00 pm on weekdays, two to four pm on weekends, and every single night from ten pm to closing. Reckless Noodles only opened in early 2018 but its popularity is already soaring. With delicious steals like these, it’s not hard to see why. Visit a few times to work your way through the entire happy hour menu!
2519 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144
9. Esters Enoteca
Happy hours and tapas go together perfectly, especially at Esters Enoteca! This cute wine bar features a long happy hour from three to seven pm daily, meaning you can take your time while trying lots of options on the menu. They have an extensive wine list but you have to visit the restaurant to see the selection. If you try something you like, you can bring the bottle home for 50% off! Every item is two dollars off during happy hour, from drinks, to bruschetta, to pasta. They also serve small plates perfect for nibbling on while relaxing with some wine — think arancini, olives, and fries!
3416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Authentic, freshly made soba noodles are a rare find in the United States — Kamonegi is one of the few restaurants in the whole country to prepare them in the traditional Japanese way! They are made of 80% buckwheat and 20% flour and must be cut very carefully by hand with special attention. Any patron at Kamonegi will tell you that these delicious noodles are worth the extra effort, and they are served in versatile ways with hot broth, cold broth, and different toppings and flavors. They are also considered a common hangover food, making them the perfect companion to happy hour! Kaomonegi’s happy hour runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Many new happy hours around the city to explore
Of the 10 bars and restaurants on this list, many of them have opened just in the past few years. They are fresh and innovative, mixing classic tastes with new trends. It can get pricey to try every new spot in town, so happy hour is a great way to become acquainted with a new restaurant and spend a little bit less! Try out these delicious spots on a slow afternoon or quiet evening — you just might find your new favorite place.
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