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Stay Up With Seattle's Late-Night Happy Hours

The best way to end the night

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Tankard and Tun's fish and chips.
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For the office crowd, happy hour is an easy win after work, and Seattle's dining scene certainly embraces the trend. But in this early-to-bed city, late-night happy hours are often a restaurant's best-kept secret. They're a second chance to sample what a restaurant has on tap and indulge without breaking the bank.

Whether it's for a quick bite or drink during a night on the town, an economical way to sneak in a late dinner, or a shift drink after clocking out, these happy hours offer a variety of choices and do not skimp on flavor.

If you're looking for the early bird specials, check out the Happy Hour Heatmap or the Essential Happy Hour Map instead.

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Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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There’s no skimping on this cajun hot spot’s happy hour menu, which the restaurant boasts was voted one of the best in the nation. Head over to Lower Queen Anne late for shrimp creole, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, oysters, mussels, clams, and dungeness crab. Lamb, beef, and “cajun meatloaf” sliders are available too, as are 14 signature cocktails for $9.50 a pop. Try the “Toulouse Hurricane,” a mix of light and dark rums with lime, passion fruit, grenadine, and bitters. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sample the India-meets-PNW menu at this Capitol Hill spot with three types of late-night “naanwiches” — Tandoori chicken, cuban pork, or cauliflower kofta — wrapped in Indian flatbreads blistered in a tandoor. Or, try the five-course thali which features small portions of German potato salad, beet spread, and Tandoori chicken, accompanied by a raspberry sorbet and nigella-poppy naan for $6. Select cocktails are $8, with wine for $7 and draft beer for $5. Sunday to Thursday 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Fogón Cocina Mexicana

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Sample cuisine from Mexico’s Michoacán region while sipping $8 margaritas, $5 sangria, or $2 Tecates at this popular Capitol Hill joint. The $6 food specials include ceviche, flautas, tacos, and tortilla soup. Chips and salsa come free with an order. 9 p.m. to close.

Fridays only from 10 p.m. to close, pasta-perfectionist Spinasse's adjacent bar, Artusi, has a handful of $6 draft beers, wines, and cocktails, like the supremely refreshing Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda) and a daily slushy. They go well with a meatball with tomato sauce, corn flan with padron peppers, and a few other snacks, and a pasta of the evening is available for $10 for those more substantial cravings.

Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub

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This happy hour menu pays homage to the restaurant’s Irish roots as well as its waterfront location. Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness-rich Irish stew are available for $6.50, while beer-battered Alaskan cod and chips is $6. Try the Praties & Gravy — steakhouse fries covered with beef gravy and Monterey Jack cheese — for $4.50, and wash it all down with a pint. Daily 10 p.m. to midnight.

Umi Sake House

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This expansive Belltown mainstay boasts sashimi specials and more than a dozen sushi rolls on its happy hour menu, in addition to small plates such as grilled garlic short ribs made with grass-fed beef, shrimp and veggie tempura, and a poke salad made with your choice of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, or albacore. Hot and chilled sake, draft Sapporo, plum wine and well drinks are also discounted, and there’s a chef’s specialty roll that’s only on the late night happy hour menu. Sunday to Thursday 10:30 p.m. to close.

Dragonfish Asian Cafe

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Six dollars will get you a cocktail and sushi roll at this popular downtown spot inside the Paramount Hotel. Cocktails, sake, and draft beer are all priced at $3.95, with wine available for an extra dollar. Sushi rolls range from $1.95 to $3.95, and the menu also boasts small plates of Hichimi squid, bulgogi-style skirt steak, and Dungeness crab cakes with a Thai spin. Daily 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Happy hour at the tried-and-true Ruth’s Chris near the Convention Center includes pomegranate martinis, classic cosmos, and the restaurant’s spin on manhattans: Jim Beam bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Southern Comfort topped with a cherry. $9 food specials include a burger and fries, tenderloin sandwich, beef-skewer salad, and slices of blackened Ahi tuna. Monday to Saturday 9 to 11 p.m., Sunday 9 to 10 p.m.

Il Bistro

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Tucked inside Pike Place market, this low-lit Italian restaurant offers draft Peronis and Seattle-area beers for $5.25. A rotating tap features a seasonal beer for the same price, and nosh includes $4.50 plates of mushroom or goat cheese ravioli, rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, and antipasti with meat, cheese, and olives. Sunday to Thursday 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tankard and Tun

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Above Pike Brewing's longstanding brewpub, its refined but still casual new restaurant focuses on seafood and vegetables, paired well with the house beers served in more elegant glassware than the standard pint. Late-night "hoppy hour" runs from 10 p.m. to close and features $1 off draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine, and deep discounts on items like fish and chips, foraged mushrooms with pork belly, and sea beans with preserved lemon and pickled garlic. Oysters are $2 during the deal, too.

The Matador

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West Seattle residents don’t have to go far for a late-night happy hour with this restaurant featuring tequila-based cocktails and Mexican fare. Deals include $1.50 tacos, $6 calamari and stuffed jalapeños, and $2 chips and salsa. Daily 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

There’s no skimping on this cajun hot spot’s happy hour menu, which the restaurant boasts was voted one of the best in the nation. Head over to Lower Queen Anne late for shrimp creole, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, oysters, mussels, clams, and dungeness crab. Lamb, beef, and “cajun meatloaf” sliders are available too, as are 14 signature cocktails for $9.50 a pop. Try the “Toulouse Hurricane,” a mix of light and dark rums with lime, passion fruit, grenadine, and bitters. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Poppy

Sample the India-meets-PNW menu at this Capitol Hill spot with three types of late-night “naanwiches” — Tandoori chicken, cuban pork, or cauliflower kofta — wrapped in Indian flatbreads blistered in a tandoor. Or, try the five-course thali which features small portions of German potato salad, beet spread, and Tandoori chicken, accompanied by a raspberry sorbet and nigella-poppy naan for $6. Select cocktails are $8, with wine for $7 and draft beer for $5. Sunday to Thursday 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Fogón Cocina Mexicana

Sample cuisine from Mexico’s Michoacán region while sipping $8 margaritas, $5 sangria, or $2 Tecates at this popular Capitol Hill joint. The $6 food specials include ceviche, flautas, tacos, and tortilla soup. Chips and salsa come free with an order. 9 p.m. to close.

Artusi

Fridays only from 10 p.m. to close, pasta-perfectionist Spinasse's adjacent bar, Artusi, has a handful of $6 draft beers, wines, and cocktails, like the supremely refreshing Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda) and a daily slushy. They go well with a meatball with tomato sauce, corn flan with padron peppers, and a few other snacks, and a pasta of the evening is available for $10 for those more substantial cravings.

Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub

This happy hour menu pays homage to the restaurant’s Irish roots as well as its waterfront location. Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness-rich Irish stew are available for $6.50, while beer-battered Alaskan cod and chips is $6. Try the Praties & Gravy — steakhouse fries covered with beef gravy and Monterey Jack cheese — for $4.50, and wash it all down with a pint. Daily 10 p.m. to midnight.

Umi Sake House

This expansive Belltown mainstay boasts sashimi specials and more than a dozen sushi rolls on its happy hour menu, in addition to small plates such as grilled garlic short ribs made with grass-fed beef, shrimp and veggie tempura, and a poke salad made with your choice of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, or albacore. Hot and chilled sake, draft Sapporo, plum wine and well drinks are also discounted, and there’s a chef’s specialty roll that’s only on the late night happy hour menu. Sunday to Thursday 10:30 p.m. to close.

Dragonfish Asian Cafe

Six dollars will get you a cocktail and sushi roll at this popular downtown spot inside the Paramount Hotel. Cocktails, sake, and draft beer are all priced at $3.95, with wine available for an extra dollar. Sushi rolls range from $1.95 to $3.95, and the menu also boasts small plates of Hichimi squid, bulgogi-style skirt steak, and Dungeness crab cakes with a Thai spin. Daily 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Happy hour at the tried-and-true Ruth’s Chris near the Convention Center includes pomegranate martinis, classic cosmos, and the restaurant’s spin on manhattans: Jim Beam bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Southern Comfort topped with a cherry. $9 food specials include a burger and fries, tenderloin sandwich, beef-skewer salad, and slices of blackened Ahi tuna. Monday to Saturday 9 to 11 p.m., Sunday 9 to 10 p.m.

Il Bistro

Tucked inside Pike Place market, this low-lit Italian restaurant offers draft Peronis and Seattle-area beers for $5.25. A rotating tap features a seasonal beer for the same price, and nosh includes $4.50 plates of mushroom or goat cheese ravioli, rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, and antipasti with meat, cheese, and olives. Sunday to Thursday 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tankard and Tun

Above Pike Brewing's longstanding brewpub, its refined but still casual new restaurant focuses on seafood and vegetables, paired well with the house beers served in more elegant glassware than the standard pint. Late-night "hoppy hour" runs from 10 p.m. to close and features $1 off draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine, and deep discounts on items like fish and chips, foraged mushrooms with pork belly, and sea beans with preserved lemon and pickled garlic. Oysters are $2 during the deal, too.

The Matador

West Seattle residents don’t have to go far for a late-night happy hour with this restaurant featuring tequila-based cocktails and Mexican fare. Deals include $1.50 tacos, $6 calamari and stuffed jalapeños, and $2 chips and salsa. Daily 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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