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15 Seattle Happy Hours to Try Now

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Close your eyes and point to the nearest restaurant on Google Maps. Chances are it has a happy hour menu. But wasting good money on a watered down well drink is no way to ease into the evening.

Here, in alphabetical order, is Eater's updated map of 15 happy hour best bets. These Seattle restaurants and watering holes serve stiff drinks and cold beer. Plus, menus with trendy (artisanal toast,) whimsical (shaved ice,) and cheap-o bites. Time to get happy.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ba Bar

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550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2030
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Hours: Daily, 3-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1h6v6AV
Deal: So much good stuff to choose from: grilled skewers ($5), a bowl of exceptional frites w/caramelized shallot and spicy soy vinaigrette ($4) and spicy sài gòn chicken wings ($8) to name just a few. Plus, a wide array of cocktails ($6 Sun-Mon).

2. Bar Cotto

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1546 15th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 838-8081
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Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10-11p
Deal: $5 salads (roasted fennel, escarole, corona bean & cauliflower) and $8 pizzas. Beer and wine specials galore, and Lambrusco.

3. Barrio

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1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 588-8105
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Hours: Daily 3-6p, 10p-12a Mon-Thur, 11p-1a Fri-Sat, 10-11 Sun
Menu: http://ow.ly/xxnpQ
Deal: The Stylish Capitol Hill Mexican spot offers a full food and drink happy hour menu twice daily, with “Triple T” specials—a can of Tecate, tequila, and a taco for $10.
[Photo Credit: Barrio/Facebook]

4. Golden Beetle

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1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-2977
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Hours: Daily 4:30-6:30p
Menu: http://bit.ly/VLifLj
Deal: Maria Hines’ organic Mediterranean restaurant serves small plates like the mini Skagit River Ranch burger and spiced French fries, plus cocktail and drink specials. Everything is $8 and under.
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5. Lecosho

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89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-2101
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Hours: Daily, 3-6p; Sun-Thurs, 10p-1a; Fri-Sat, 11p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/9QvX4K
Deal: Wine, bubbles, tap beer, and cocktail deals. Plus, fantastic food, like spaetzle with brown butter and pecorino romano for $5, beef short ribs for $9 and blistered shishito peppers for $7.

6. Marination Ma Kai

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1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127
Hours: Tues-Fri, 3-6p
Menu: http://marinationmobile.com/ma-kai
Deal: Arguably the best water view in Seattle; Knocks a dollar off wine and beer during happy hour, plus $2 off daily drink specials, including cheap margaritas on Thursdays. A cocktail in one hand, a shaved ice cone in the other, and you're set.
[Photo Credit: Marination/Facebook]

7. Metropolitan Grill

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820 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-3287
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/19N92Ud
Deal: The downtown steakhouse refers to this happy hour as "Seattle's Best," for killer deals, like $3 French dip sandwiches for $4 and The Works burger for $7. Cocktails, beer and wine specials abound.

8. Mistral Kitchen

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2020 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 623-1922
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Hours: Daily, 4-630p
Menu: http://bit.ly/XHcK9W
Deal: The menu isn't dumbed down. The bites tend to be small, but they're good and an accurate sample of the full menu. The wine and cocktails are also a swell deal.

9. Ravish

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2956 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 913-2497
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 5-6:30p; Sat-Sun, 3-6p.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1dZtwyT
Deal: Food specials ranging from Pigs in a Blanket to a Trio of Spreads ($5.50), and tons o' drink deals between $4.50-$6.75 including a buck off ciders.

10. The Saint

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1416 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-9922
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Hours: Daily, 5-7p
Menu: http://bit.ly/4FadfK
Deal: New chef's Álvaro Candela food, 5 cocktails for $5.50, and lots of other stuff (tequila!) that will make this your new favorite happy hour spot if it isn't already.
[The Saint/Facebook]

11. Sazerac

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1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-7755
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Hours: Mon-Sat, 4-8p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1t01Dhz
Deal: The downtown restaurant’s generous happy hour menu includes tapas and charcuterie, raw oysters, brick-oven pizzas, and a handful of sandwiches and burgers, all for $10 and under. Wash it down with a cocktail, glass of wine, or pint of beer.
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12. Shanik

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500 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 486-6884
Hours: Mon-Fri, 4-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1AEteWG
Deal: Shanik’s happy hour is a delightfully well-kept secret. Enjoy $5 cocktails and snacks like mini crepes and the restaurant’s signature lamb popsicle in the cozy lounge or out on the new patio.

13. Stoneburner

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5214 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 695-2051
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Hours: Daily, 3-5p, and 11p to midnight on Fri and Sat.
Menu: http://ow.ly/xxrn5
Deal: Salads are $8 and pizzas are $10. There's also four draught beers ($5), six cocktails ($7 and $8), and 500ml flasks of house white or red ($10.)

14. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 432-9069
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Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/TPfjvE
Deal: Happy hour cocktails are $8.50 and you simply can't beat the enormo food menu: it's huge! Only drawback is that the crowds can form quickly so get there early for a seat.

15. The Whale Wins

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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The hours: 3-5p daily
The menu: http://ow.ly/xxtRO
Deal: Renee Erickson offers a special “Whale Call” happy hour menu daily from 3p-5p, featuring fancy toasts, pickles, and other bites that go very well with cocktails.
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1. Ba Bar

550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily, 3-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1h6v6AV
Deal: So much good stuff to choose from: grilled skewers ($5), a bowl of exceptional frites w/caramelized shallot and spicy soy vinaigrette ($4) and spicy sài gòn chicken wings ($8) to name just a few. Plus, a wide array of cocktails ($6 Sun-Mon).
550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Bar Cotto

1546 15th Ave., Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10-11p
Deal: $5 salads (roasted fennel, escarole, corona bean & cauliflower) and $8 pizzas. Beer and wine specials galore, and Lambrusco.
1546 15th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Barrio

1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily 3-6p, 10p-12a Mon-Thur, 11p-1a Fri-Sat, 10-11 Sun
Menu: http://ow.ly/xxnpQ
Deal: The Stylish Capitol Hill Mexican spot offers a full food and drink happy hour menu twice daily, with “Triple T” specials—a can of Tecate, tequila, and a taco for $10.
[Photo Credit: Barrio/Facebook]
1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

4. Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily 4:30-6:30p
Menu: http://bit.ly/VLifLj
Deal: Maria Hines’ organic Mediterranean restaurant serves small plates like the mini Skagit River Ranch burger and spiced French fries, plus cocktail and drink specials. Everything is $8 and under.
[Photo Credit]
1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

5. Lecosho

89 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Daily, 3-6p; Sun-Thurs, 10p-1a; Fri-Sat, 11p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/9QvX4K
Deal: Wine, bubbles, tap beer, and cocktail deals. Plus, fantastic food, like spaetzle with brown butter and pecorino romano for $5, beef short ribs for $9 and blistered shishito peppers for $7.
89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

6. Marination Ma Kai

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98127
Hours: Tues-Fri, 3-6p
Menu: http://marinationmobile.com/ma-kai
Deal: Arguably the best water view in Seattle; Knocks a dollar off wine and beer during happy hour, plus $2 off daily drink specials, including cheap margaritas on Thursdays. A cocktail in one hand, a shaved ice cone in the other, and you're set.
[Photo Credit: Marination/Facebook]
1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127

7. Metropolitan Grill

820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/19N92Ud
Deal: The downtown steakhouse refers to this happy hour as "Seattle's Best," for killer deals, like $3 French dip sandwiches for $4 and The Works burger for $7. Cocktails, beer and wine specials abound.
820 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

8. Mistral Kitchen

2020 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Daily, 4-630p
Menu: http://bit.ly/XHcK9W
Deal: The menu isn't dumbed down. The bites tend to be small, but they're good and an accurate sample of the full menu. The wine and cocktails are also a swell deal.
2020 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

9. Ravish

2956 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Hours: Mon-Fri, 5-6:30p; Sat-Sun, 3-6p.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1dZtwyT
Deal: Food specials ranging from Pigs in a Blanket to a Trio of Spreads ($5.50), and tons o' drink deals between $4.50-$6.75 including a buck off ciders.
2956 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

10. The Saint

1416 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily, 5-7p
Menu: http://bit.ly/4FadfK
Deal: New chef's Álvaro Candela food, 5 cocktails for $5.50, and lots of other stuff (tequila!) that will make this your new favorite happy hour spot if it isn't already.
[The Saint/Facebook]
1416 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

11. Sazerac

1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Mon-Sat, 4-8p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1t01Dhz
Deal: The downtown restaurant’s generous happy hour menu includes tapas and charcuterie, raw oysters, brick-oven pizzas, and a handful of sandwiches and burgers, all for $10 and under. Wash it down with a cocktail, glass of wine, or pint of beer.
[Photo Credit: Sazerac/Facebook]
1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

12. Shanik

500 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours: Mon-Fri, 4-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/1AEteWG
Deal: Shanik’s happy hour is a delightfully well-kept secret. Enjoy $5 cocktails and snacks like mini crepes and the restaurant’s signature lamb popsicle in the cozy lounge or out on the new patio.
500 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

13. Stoneburner

5214 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily, 3-5p, and 11p to midnight on Fri and Sat.
Menu: http://ow.ly/xxrn5
Deal: Salads are $8 and pizzas are $10. There's also four draught beers ($5), six cocktails ($7 and $8), and 500ml flasks of house white or red ($10.)
5214 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107

14. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

601 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/TPfjvE
Deal: Happy hour cocktails are $8.50 and you simply can't beat the enormo food menu: it's huge! Only drawback is that the crowds can form quickly so get there early for a seat.
601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

15. The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
The hours: 3-5p daily
The menu: http://ow.ly/xxtRO
Deal: Renee Erickson offers a special “Whale Call” happy hour menu daily from 3p-5p, featuring fancy toasts, pickles, and other bites that go very well with cocktails.
[The Whale Wins/Facebook]
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

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