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23 Happy Hours to Help Battle Blue Monday

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Word on the street is that January 6 is the most depressing day of the year. Yikes. With all the sads floating around, we want to encourage you to buck up and get happy with some of the best happy hours in town. To keep things copacetic, here is a map (in alphabetical order) of more than 20 of Seattle's best happy hours. This isn't a complete list, but surely enough to get you started on your discounted way. (Oh, and don't forget to add the 8 Best Oyster Happy Hours to the roundup).

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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 $6 cocktails ($5 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.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1aii8q8
Deal: $5 salads (roasted fennel, escarole, corona bean & cauliflower) and $8 pizzas. Beer and wine specials galore, and Lambrusco.

3. Barolo Ristorante

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1940 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 770-9000
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Hours: Daily, 3-630p & 10p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/YdCP2Y
Deal: Half-off a pretty extensive menu, $14 bottles of wine, $3.25 pints.

4. Billy Beach Sushi and Bar

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5463 Leary Ave Nw
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 257-4616
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On Sundays (all day), lunch hours (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and a happy hour that lasts from 5 to 7:30 pm, the “Beach Menu” includes great deals on bento boxes, rolls, hot apps, and even a sashimi set with some great fresh options that are different than the standard fare.

5. Bitterroot BBQ

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5239 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 588-1577
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 3-6p, 11p-1a nightly.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1iAVH4L
Deal: Pulled pork and braised beef sandwiches for $5. Vegetarian won't feel left out with hush puppies, cornbread with honey butter, fries and cheddar grits. Beer, whiskey, cocktails, you name it, also discounted.

6. Blueacre Seafood

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1700 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 659-0737
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Hours: Daily, 3-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/HGHdDN
Deal: Damn good food for $7 (blackened catfish tacos, crab and bay shrimp tots, moules frites, etc.), $3 draughts, $1.50 Rainier, $5 wine/bubbles.

7. BOKA Restaurant + Bar

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1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-9000
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More than a dozen food options, some drinks, and plenty of time to consume ‘em? Done. Highlights at this long-standing happy hour destination include the baked Bulgarian feta, kimchi fried rice bowl, and Taylor Shellfish mussels. 2:30 to 6:30 pm and 9:30 to close.

8. Chan

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83 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-5443
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Hours: Tues-Sat, 5-6:30p & 9-10p; all night in the bar Tues-Thurs.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1dYMEwX
Deal: Interesting food offerings, such as a kimchi jar, sliders (bulgogi, spicy pork), oysters and stuffed yuba. Nothing over $6. Hella drink choices: beer, wine, cocktails that top out at $5.

9. Crow

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823 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 283-8800
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Hours: Daily, 4:30-6:30p
Menu: http://bit.ly/K1mt4s
Deal: Small plates for $5 (smoked salmon carpaccio and duck & pistachio pate are standouts), $2 oysters on the half shell, $10 for their famous lasagna and really good wines by the glass, and martinis and Manhattans for $6 a pop, not to mention decent (generous) wine pours for $5 and draft beer ($4).

10. Gainsbourg

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8550 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 781-2224
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Amazing happy hour food and drink deals all night long on Mondays, plus a sweet DJ to help set the mood.

11. Japonessa

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1400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 971-7979
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Hours: Weekdays 11:30am ~ 6:30pm, Weekends 12:00pm ~ 6:30pm, Everyday 11:30am ~ 8:00pm in the BAR Sunday ~ Thursday 10:00pm ~ 11:00pm, Friday ~ Saturday 10:00pm ~ 1:00am
Menu: http://bit.ly/ign5Od
Deal: The place nearly offers happy hour 24/7. Lots of rolls, sashimi and small plates ($8-$15), draft beer ($4), wells ($6), and wine/bubbles/sake ($5).

12. Le Zinc

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1449 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 257-4151
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Take your classy friend out for drinks and snacks on the Hill, and enjoy a foie gras torchon or other French fancies for 11 bucks or less. Happy hour drinks don’t skimp, either, with some of their best cocktails making the long list of six dollar libations. 4 to 6 pm and 10 pm to close.

13. 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 $5, tap beer $3, cocktail $5. Fantastic food, like spaetzle with brown butter and pecorino romano $5, beef short ribs $9 and pan-fried smelt $8.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. RN74

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1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 456-7474
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Hours: 4-6p Mon-Sat
Menu: http://bit.ly/1aZP3ku
Deal: Big discounts on food ($3-$6) and drinks for $6 (cocktail, well highballs, wine, shot and a beer).

18. 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: There are tacos (carne asada and mole) nachos, little enchiladas, 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.

19. Stoneburner

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5214 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 695-2051
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Hours: Daily, 3-5 pm, and 11 pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Deal: There are five salads and five pizzas on the menu, all for $8. There's also three draught beers ($5), six cocktails ($7), 500ml flasks of house white, red, or rose ($10), and a selection of wines by the glass for $6 and up.

20. 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 rather quickly so you have to get there early for a seat.

21. Umi Sake House

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2230 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 374-8717
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Hours: Daily, 4-6pm ('til 8pm in the front porch and cocktail bar); Sun-Thurs, 11pm-1am
Menu: http://bit.ly/PZj3FX
Deal: The menu is almost overwhelming, but the food is consistently good. Lots of rolls and small plates. Even if you can't remember when happy hour is, you'll probably stumble into it; it's offered quite frequently.

22. The Whale Wins

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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Soup, snacks, and toasts galore are the finer things at this fawned upon Fremont resto. Grab a toast with pork rillette or sardines to fill your blowhole. Plus, with happy hour running daily from 3 to 5 pm, you'll beat the crushing dinner rush.

23. Witness

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410 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-0248
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Southern food and fancy drinks on the cheap are the M.O. during the 4 to 6 pm happy hour at this Capitol Hill newbie. Sip on a Son of a Preacher Man, with bourbon and black pekoe tea while you down Dixie Poutine made with bacon gravy and pimiento cheese.

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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 $6 cocktails ($5 Sun-Mon).
550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Bar Cotto

1546 15th Ave., Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10-11p.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1aii8q8
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. Barolo Ristorante

1940 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Daily, 3-630p & 10p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/YdCP2Y
Deal: Half-off a pretty extensive menu, $14 bottles of wine, $3.25 pints.
1940 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Billy Beach Sushi and Bar

5463 Leary Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107
On Sundays (all day), lunch hours (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and a happy hour that lasts from 5 to 7:30 pm, the “Beach Menu” includes great deals on bento boxes, rolls, hot apps, and even a sashimi set with some great fresh options that are different than the standard fare.
5463 Leary Ave Nw
Seattle, WA 98107

5. Bitterroot BBQ

5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Mon-Fri, 3-6p, 11p-1a nightly.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1iAVH4L
Deal: Pulled pork and braised beef sandwiches for $5. Vegetarian won't feel left out with hush puppies, cornbread with honey butter, fries and cheddar grits. Beer, whiskey, cocktails, you name it, also discounted.
5239 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

6. Blueacre Seafood

1700 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Daily, 3-6p
Menu: http://bit.ly/HGHdDN
Deal: Damn good food for $7 (blackened catfish tacos, crab and bay shrimp tots, moules frites, etc.), $3 draughts, $1.50 Rainier, $5 wine/bubbles.
1700 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7. BOKA Restaurant + Bar

1010 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
More than a dozen food options, some drinks, and plenty of time to consume ‘em? Done. Highlights at this long-standing happy hour destination include the baked Bulgarian feta, kimchi fried rice bowl, and Taylor Shellfish mussels. 2:30 to 6:30 pm and 9:30 to close.
1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

8. Chan

83 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Tues-Sat, 5-6:30p & 9-10p; all night in the bar Tues-Thurs.
Menu: http://bit.ly/1dYMEwX
Deal: Interesting food offerings, such as a kimchi jar, sliders (bulgogi, spicy pork), oysters and stuffed yuba. Nothing over $6. Hella drink choices: beer, wine, cocktails that top out at $5.
83 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Crow

823 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Daily, 4:30-6:30p
Menu: http://bit.ly/K1mt4s
Deal: Small plates for $5 (smoked salmon carpaccio and duck & pistachio pate are standouts), $2 oysters on the half shell, $10 for their famous lasagna and really good wines by the glass, and martinis and Manhattans for $6 a pop, not to mention decent (generous) wine pours for $5 and draft beer ($4).
823 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

10. Gainsbourg

8550 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Amazing happy hour food and drink deals all night long on Mondays, plus a sweet DJ to help set the mood.
8550 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

11. Japonessa

1400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Weekdays 11:30am ~ 6:30pm, Weekends 12:00pm ~ 6:30pm, Everyday 11:30am ~ 8:00pm in the BAR Sunday ~ Thursday 10:00pm ~ 11:00pm, Friday ~ Saturday 10:00pm ~ 1:00am
Menu: http://bit.ly/ign5Od
Deal: The place nearly offers happy hour 24/7. Lots of rolls, sashimi and small plates ($8-$15), draft beer ($4), wells ($6), and wine/bubbles/sake ($5).
1400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

12. Le Zinc

1449 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Take your classy friend out for drinks and snacks on the Hill, and enjoy a foie gras torchon or other French fancies for 11 bucks or less. Happy hour drinks don’t skimp, either, with some of their best cocktails making the long list of six dollar libations. 4 to 6 pm and 10 pm to close.
1449 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122

13. 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 $5, tap beer $3, cocktail $5. Fantastic food, like spaetzle with brown butter and pecorino romano $5, beef short ribs $9 and pan-fried smelt $8.
89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

14. 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

15. 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

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16. 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

17. RN74

1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: 4-6p Mon-Sat
Menu: http://bit.ly/1aZP3ku
Deal: Big discounts on food ($3-$6) and drinks for $6 (cocktail, well highballs, wine, shot and a beer).
1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

18. The Saint

1416 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily, 5-7p
Menu: http://bit.ly/4FadfK
Deal: There are tacos (carne asada and mole) nachos, little enchiladas, 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.
1416 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

19. Stoneburner

5214 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily, 3-5 pm, and 11 pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Deal: There are five salads and five pizzas on the menu, all for $8. There's also three draught beers ($5), six cocktails ($7), 500ml flasks of house white, red, or rose ($10), and a selection of wines by the glass for $6 and up.
5214 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107

20. 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 rather quickly so you have to get there early for a seat.
601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

21. Umi Sake House

2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Daily, 4-6pm ('til 8pm in the front porch and cocktail bar); Sun-Thurs, 11pm-1am
Menu: http://bit.ly/PZj3FX
Deal: The menu is almost overwhelming, but the food is consistently good. Lots of rolls and small plates. Even if you can't remember when happy hour is, you'll probably stumble into it; it's offered quite frequently.
2230 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

22. The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Soup, snacks, and toasts galore are the finer things at this fawned upon Fremont resto. Grab a toast with pork rillette or sardines to fill your blowhole. Plus, with happy hour running daily from 3 to 5 pm, you'll beat the crushing dinner rush.
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

23. Witness

410 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Southern food and fancy drinks on the cheap are the M.O. during the 4 to 6 pm happy hour at this Capitol Hill newbie. Sip on a Son of a Preacher Man, with bourbon and black pekoe tea while you down Dixie Poutine made with bacon gravy and pimiento cheese.
410 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

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