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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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The 5 Point Cafe

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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.

Ballard Smoke Shop

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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."

Burgundian

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Breakfast is served all-day starting at 10 am, and so are their 22 beers on tap.

Hi-Life

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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."

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.

Lowell's Restaurant

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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.

Marination Ma Kai

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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.

Mecca Cafe

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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.

Sun Liquor Distillery

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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.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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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."

The 5 Point Cafe

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.

Ballard Smoke Shop

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."

Burgundian

Breakfast is served all-day starting at 10 am, and so are their 22 beers on tap.

Hi-Life

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."

Hudson

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.

Lowell's Restaurant

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.

Marination Ma Kai

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.

Mecca Cafe

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.

Sun Liquor Distillery

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.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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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