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Readers Vote: 10 Best Happy Hours

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No matter how many great restaurants Seattle accumulates, there is nothing that will replace the euphoria that surrounds getting a deal. As long as bars have been slashing the prices on wells, cocktail weenies, and anything else fit for a napkin's cradle, happy hour has been a passionate subject for many: where do you go to strike gold with a restaurant menu? Ideally, ones that offer both food and drink specials because, really. Once you unearth this treasure in the form of what can only be described as a wine-stained, food-encrusted hieroglyphic version of a Groupon, it's nearly impossible for your cheap-ass meal to taste that bad. Nothing says, "you've arrived" like scoring a plate of $3 nachos or a $4, 12-ounce pour of a restaurant's finest glass of "house red."

As voted by Eater readers, here is the in-alphabetical-order-map of the top 10 recommended happy hour destinations, along with quotes supporting the noms. More than 45 recommendations were submitted. If your favorite is missing, please feel free to add it to the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Barolo Ristorante

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Hours: Daily, 3-630p & 10p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/YdCP2Y
Review: "Barolo is great because they have an extensive meu, the food is always good, and bottles of wine are only $14."

Burgundian

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Hours: Daily, 4-7p and Fri-Sat, 11p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/TLKiGk
Review: "The Burgundian! Especially because they do a repeat happy hour for the late night crowd. Srsly good cocktails and small plates that are super filling. Plus - breakfast items all day. I love these guys."

Garage Billiards

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Hours: Daily, 3-7p; Su-Th, 10p-close.
Menu: http://bit.ly/ba6C7j
Review: "Garage on Broadway has hands down the best happy hour. 8 tap beers at $2.50 a pint and $3.00 well drinks can't be beat."

Japonessa

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Hours: Weekdays 11:30am ~ 6:30pm, Weekends 12:00pm ~ 6:30pm, Everyday 11:30am ~ 8:00pm in the BARSunday ~ Thursday 10:00pm ~ 11:00pm, Friday ~ Saturday 10:00pm ~ 1:00am
Menu: http://bit.ly/ign5Od
Review: "Well, for starters, the place offers happy hour 24/7. Not really, but close! The place is always packed (a good sign) and the food and drinks have never disappointed."

The Matador

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Hours: Daily, 4-6p & 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/Ip7O5e
Review: "The food is good, always hits the spot (esp with a cold beer), and is CHEAP at $5. Those huge nachos alone are worth twice that!"

Mistral Kitchen

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Hours: Daily, 4-630p
Menu: http://bit.ly/XHcK9W
Review: "The menu isn't dumbed down for cheap diners. The bites tend to be small, but they're good and really are an accurate sample of the full menu. The wine and cocktails are a good deal as well."

The Saint

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Hours: Daily, 5-7p
Menu: http://bit.ly/4FadfK
Review: "The place is just killer cool. You don't feel like you're eating cheap food, which you are. There are tacos (carne asada and mole) nachos, little enchiladas and lots of other stuff that will make this your new favorite happy hour spot if it isn't already."

Serious Pie

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Hours: M-F, 3-5
Menu: http://bit.ly/r0uaay
Review: "Great drinks, ridiculous pie, fun staff, & an all around solid vibe!!"

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/TPfjvE
Review: "You simply can't beat this menu. It's huge! And the food is ridiculously good. Super value. 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
Review: "Have you seen the menu? It's almost overwhelming. The food is consistently good, even though it's discounted, and even if you don't know when happy hour is, you'll probably stumble into it; it's offered quite frequently."

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Barolo Ristorante

Hours: Daily, 3-630p & 10p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/YdCP2Y
Review: "Barolo is great because they have an extensive meu, the food is always good, and bottles of wine are only $14."

Burgundian

Hours: Daily, 4-7p and Fri-Sat, 11p-close
Menu: http://bit.ly/TLKiGk
Review: "The Burgundian! Especially because they do a repeat happy hour for the late night crowd. Srsly good cocktails and small plates that are super filling. Plus - breakfast items all day. I love these guys."

Garage Billiards

Hours: Daily, 3-7p; Su-Th, 10p-close.
Menu: http://bit.ly/ba6C7j
Review: "Garage on Broadway has hands down the best happy hour. 8 tap beers at $2.50 a pint and $3.00 well drinks can't be beat."

Japonessa

Hours: Weekdays 11:30am ~ 6:30pm, Weekends 12:00pm ~ 6:30pm, Everyday 11:30am ~ 8:00pm in the BARSunday ~ Thursday 10:00pm ~ 11:00pm, Friday ~ Saturday 10:00pm ~ 1:00am
Menu: http://bit.ly/ign5Od
Review: "Well, for starters, the place offers happy hour 24/7. Not really, but close! The place is always packed (a good sign) and the food and drinks have never disappointed."

The Matador

Hours: Daily, 4-6p & 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/Ip7O5e
Review: "The food is good, always hits the spot (esp with a cold beer), and is CHEAP at $5. Those huge nachos alone are worth twice that!"

Mistral Kitchen

Hours: Daily, 4-630p
Menu: http://bit.ly/XHcK9W
Review: "The menu isn't dumbed down for cheap diners. The bites tend to be small, but they're good and really are an accurate sample of the full menu. The wine and cocktails are a good deal as well."

The Saint

Hours: Daily, 5-7p
Menu: http://bit.ly/4FadfK
Review: "The place is just killer cool. You don't feel like you're eating cheap food, which you are. There are tacos (carne asada and mole) nachos, little enchiladas and lots of other stuff that will make this your new favorite happy hour spot if it isn't already."

Serious Pie

Hours: M-F, 3-5
Menu: http://bit.ly/r0uaay
Review: "Great drinks, ridiculous pie, fun staff, & an all around solid vibe!!"

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

Hours: Daily, 4-6p and 10p-1a
Menu: http://bit.ly/TPfjvE
Review: "You simply can't beat this menu. It's huge! And the food is ridiculously good. Super value. 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
Review: "Have you seen the menu? It's almost overwhelming. The food is consistently good, even though it's discounted, and even if you don't know when happy hour is, you'll probably stumble into it; it's offered quite frequently."

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