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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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Ba Bar

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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).

Bar Cotto

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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.

Barolo Ristorante

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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.

Billy Beach Sushi and Bar

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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.

Bitterroot BBQ

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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.

Blueacre Seafood

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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.

BOKA Restaurant + Bar

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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.

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.

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).

Gainsbourg

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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.

Japonessa

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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).

Le Zinc

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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.

Lecosho

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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.

Metropolitan Grill

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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.

Mistral Kitchen

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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.

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.

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).

The Saint

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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.

Stoneburner

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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.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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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.

Umi Sake House

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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.

The Whale Wins

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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.

Witness

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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.

Ba Bar

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).

Bar Cotto

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.

Barolo Ristorante

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.

Billy Beach Sushi and Bar

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.

Bitterroot BBQ

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.

Blueacre Seafood

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.

BOKA Restaurant + Bar

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.

Chan

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.

Crow

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).

Gainsbourg

Amazing happy hour food and drink deals all night long on Mondays, plus a sweet DJ to help set the mood.

Japonessa

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).

Le Zinc

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.

Lecosho

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.

Metropolitan Grill

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.

Mistral Kitchen

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.

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Ravish

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.

RN74

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).

The Saint

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.

Stoneburner

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.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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.

Umi Sake House

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.

The Whale Wins

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.

Witness

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.