Seattle loves happy hours, whether they’re the hottest and newest offerings listed in the Happy Hour Heatmap, the second wave of food and drink discounts collected in the late-night happy hour map, or the establishments listed here. These are the ones that have proven themselves over time, offering deep discounts on a particularly appealing or large portion of the menu.Read More
11 Essential Happy Hours Around Seattle, Fall 2019
Great picks for discounted bites and booze, from Georgetown to Ballard
This polished craft beer bar in Tangletown hosts "power hour" Monday to Friday 3 to 6 p.m. with a long list of discounted food — such as polenta fries and soft pretzels with beer cheese — plus a dollar off wine and a large selection of interesting beer.
The trendy pizzeria within Hotel Ballard blesses the neighborhood with a generous happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. every single day, with discounted wine flasks, crispy pizzas, cocktails, and a few salads thrown in for good measure.
With a daily happy hour menu from 4 to 6 p.m., there's plenty to love at this upscale 21+ establishment in South Lake Union, from steamed bao buns with pork belly to Pacific seafood chowder.
Caribbean-themed Rumba on Capitol Hill hosts happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. every day, with discounts on outstanding daiquiris and punches. The tacos, not to be missed, are just $2 each.
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5. Café Presse
This all-day French cafe on Capitol Hill offers happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, with a few food discounts and super cheap bottles of wine. The patio can be in high demand on nice weather days, but the light-filled interior, with its high ceilings, is just as welcoming.
Modern Korean gastropub Chan, near Pike Place Market, hosts its happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every day, with discounted menu favorites like Korean fried chicken and bulgogi sliders. The space is cozy, making it an ideal place to kick off a date night. Because the restaurant doesn't take reservations, heading in for happy hour is a useful strategy for actually scoring a table.
7. Ba Bar
From 3 to 6 p.m. every day, beloved Vietnamese restaurant Ba Bar in the Central District discounts plenty of small plates, pho, and cocktails. The lively space can sometimes be a bit loud, especially as dinner rolls around, making the early end of happy hour even more appealing. Weekdays bring a mung bean and caramelized shallot dumpling special that isn’t to be missed.
From 3 to 6 p.m. daily at its bar, this classy downtown spot discounts the likes of charcuterie, cheese, bolognese, and Manila clams, plus a rotating selection of wine, draft beer, and well drinks. Happy hour-goers can seat themselves in the bar area, and will likely be enticed to stay put through dinner.
9. Good Bar
Pioneer Square’s Good Bar has been quietly slinging excellent cocktails and unfussy but well executed bar snacks for five years. The menu and drink list are exceptionally dialed in, with attention paid to even the smallest details. Happy hour runs a generous 3 to 7 p.m. daily, with discounts on the best bites (like crispy cheese curds and salt-roasted fingerling potatoes) and a rotating cast of cocktails.
10. West 5
With a shiny diner theme, West 5 in West Seattle discounts its comfort food menu, cocktails, wine, and Manny's from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Diners can go tropical with a Mai Tai, or grab a reliable Manny’s Pale Ale to pair with snacks like jalapeno cheese dip, chili cheese dogs, and nachos.
11. Fonda La Catrina
Georgetown's Mexican folk art-themed restaurant serves happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m. with $1 off well drinks, draft beers, and all appetizers. With options like rock fish ceviche, chiles asados, and queso fundido, it’s hard not to end the work day with a smile.