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10 Places to Get Drunk Before Noon in Seattle

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Last Friday, Eater asked readers to 'fess up and reveal the bars and restaurants where they secretly (or not so secretly) get shitfaced before lunch. The tipline and comments highlighted watering holes that provide a wide range of remedies, from boozy weekday breakfasts to cheap pours for both career and thrifty drunks, and more respectable joints that offer drinks specifically for those needing an pre-lunch fix.

Here now, presented in alphabetical order and in handy map form, a crowd-sourced list of 10 Places to Get Drunk Before Noon. Is your favorite spot still missing? Let's talk it out over a Tall Boy in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The 5 Point Cafe

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415 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-9991
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A good indicator that a place is willing to liquor you up bright and early with a smile? Breakfast happy hour. The 5 Point has one that starts at 6 am M-F offering dirt cheap breakfast plates in addition to well drinks for $3.50 and domestic drafts for $2.

2. Ballard Smoke Shop

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5439 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-6611
Sitting in the middle of fancy cocktail row on Ballard Ave., the Smoke Shop easily holds its ground as the stalwart booze parlor you crawl into when you want to drink anonymously. And, they start serving booze before the sun comes up. One reader put it best: "6:00 am with strong drinks. 'Nuff said."

3. Burgundian

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2253 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 420-8943
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Breakfast is served all-day starting at 10 am, and so are their 22 beers on tap.

4. Hi-Life

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5425 Russell Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-7272
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Bloody Marys and mimosas rule the cocktail portion of the weekday breakfast happy hour that starts at 8:30 am. One reader says, "I'm there whenever I'm off on a week day and I need a little AM liquor."

5. Hudson

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5000 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 767-4777
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Blue collar through and through, Hudson starts serving cocktails at 7 am to ease its troops into the workforce. You can't always send a boy in to do a man's job.

6. Lowell's Restaurant

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1519 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-2036
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Lowell's has a long-standing reputation as a drinking respite in the heart of Pike Place Market. They stop serving rather early, but what's important here is that they start serving early, too — 7 am. One of their "eye openers" is the Ruby Cinnamon Sunrise with tequila, grapefruit, housemade blackberry syrup, and cinnamon.

7. Marination Ma Kai

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1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127
The aloha lifestyle is one that is pretty laid back, so no judgement here if you want to hang out in the bar and order yourself a nice alcoholic beverage or boozy shave ice starting at 11 am. Plus, any drinking establishment with a view like this one lessens the hangover. It's true.

8. Mecca Cafe

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526 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-9728
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What makes this a natural pick is the fact that if you arrive at 7 am to start drinking, you just might find a bar compadre that's still there from the night before.

9. Sun Liquor Distillery

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514 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 720-1600
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There's an entire menu of lunch cocktails starting at 11 am including a nice little ditty called Death in the Afternoon made with absinthe and champagne.

10. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 432-9069
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Breakfast starts at 8 am on weekdays and includes a morning cocktail list with 12 drinks for $8.50. As the menu states, "Daytime Drinking Has Never Been So Dignified, Fun and Guilt-Free."

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1. The 5 Point Cafe

415 Cedar St., Seattle, WA 98121
A good indicator that a place is willing to liquor you up bright and early with a smile? Breakfast happy hour. The 5 Point has one that starts at 6 am M-F offering dirt cheap breakfast plates in addition to well drinks for $3.50 and domestic drafts for $2.
415 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121

2. Ballard Smoke Shop

5439 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Sitting in the middle of fancy cocktail row on Ballard Ave., the Smoke Shop easily holds its ground as the stalwart booze parlor you crawl into when you want to drink anonymously. And, they start serving booze before the sun comes up. One reader put it best: "6:00 am with strong drinks. 'Nuff said."
5439 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Burgundian

2253 56th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Breakfast is served all-day starting at 10 am, and so are their 22 beers on tap.
2253 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Hi-Life

5425 Russell Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Bloody Marys and mimosas rule the cocktail portion of the weekday breakfast happy hour that starts at 8:30 am. One reader says, "I'm there whenever I'm off on a week day and I need a little AM liquor."
5425 Russell Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107

5. Hudson

5000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134
Blue collar through and through, Hudson starts serving cocktails at 7 am to ease its troops into the workforce. You can't always send a boy in to do a man's job.
5000 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134

6. Lowell's Restaurant

1519 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Lowell's has a long-standing reputation as a drinking respite in the heart of Pike Place Market. They stop serving rather early, but what's important here is that they start serving early, too — 7 am. One of their "eye openers" is the Ruby Cinnamon Sunrise with tequila, grapefruit, housemade blackberry syrup, and cinnamon.
1519 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Marination Ma Kai

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98127
The aloha lifestyle is one that is pretty laid back, so no judgement here if you want to hang out in the bar and order yourself a nice alcoholic beverage or boozy shave ice starting at 11 am. Plus, any drinking establishment with a view like this one lessens the hangover. It's true.
1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127

8. Mecca Cafe

526 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
What makes this a natural pick is the fact that if you arrive at 7 am to start drinking, you just might find a bar compadre that's still there from the night before.
526 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

9. Sun Liquor Distillery

514 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
There's an entire menu of lunch cocktails starting at 11 am including a nice little ditty called Death in the Afternoon made with absinthe and champagne.
514 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

601 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98119
Breakfast starts at 8 am on weekdays and includes a morning cocktail list with 12 drinks for $8.50. As the menu states, "Daytime Drinking Has Never Been So Dignified, Fun and Guilt-Free."
601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119

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